Common Eye Injuries
Out of the five senses that are traditionally considered to be the most important – sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell — many experts agree that sight is the most dominant and critical. That’s because the purpose of the visual process is to look at and comprehend what we’re seeing and arrive at an appropriate cognitive response.
How would you feel if you woke up tomorrow and had compromised vision or no sight at all due to a common eye injury left untreated? Would you be able to adapt to this new way of life, or would you find it more difficult to get through each day?
At Eyes First Vision Center in Middletown, we offer comprehensive optometry services and aim to educate patients on protecting their most precious asset — their eyes.
The Most Common Eye Injuries
The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that millions of eye injuries happen every year across the world. Among the most common are scratches (also known as corneal abrasions), particles in the eye, and pain and visual disturbance from a blow to the head or an object striking the face. Also common are chemical burns from splashes, cut or torn eyelids, or blood in the eye.
Among all of these injuries, abrasions happen most frequently. If your eye has been scratched, you should do your best to not rub it. Instead, keep the eye closed and contact us as soon as possible to check out the injury.
Call Us For First Aid of Eye Injuries
If you’ve suffered an eye injury, no matter how minor, it should be treated with the help of a trusted eye care professional. Due to the varied nature of the treatment, our physicians will usually be required to assess any damage.
Rest assured, the skill and expertise of our doctors are routinely called upon to assist in need of advanced care for their eyes. For more information about how we can help with all of your eye care needs, call Eye First Vision Center at 866-393-7347!