Eye Injury Treatment in West New York at Dr. Romeu Eye Associates
At Dr. Romeu Eye Associates we know that an eye injury can feel like an 11 on the pain scale, even if the scratch is small. This is due to how sensitive our eyes are. Because of how inconvenient and painful an eye injury is, and how dangerous an infection from the injury can become we prioritize your West New York eye injury treatment if you have an eye emergency.
Corneal Abrasion - No matter if it is a fine particle of sand or the edge of your fingernail, or being poked by something larger, a scratch to the eye feels miserable. The first thing you should do is keep your hands away from it, resist the temptation to rub it. Then call for an appointment to get the injury checked out.
Chemical Burn - There is a reason there are so many eyewash stations in a standard laboratory. There are many chemicals that are dangerous to the eye. The first thing you should do if you get a substance in your eye is to rinse it with clean cool water. Then call urgent care to find out about the recommended treatment for the specific chemical.
Puncture - If something has actually stabbed into your eye it is an emergency situation. If it is stuck there, go to a medical professional to remove it. If it comes out of the eye still go in for urgent care to get treatment for fast healing.
First, follow your doctor's directions when it comes to wearing contact lenses. Second, do not wear them for too long, this means changing as recommended and never sleeping in them. Lastly, be sure to use proper hygiene, wash your hands and only use your own contact lens solution for storage and cleaning.
Call us at Dr. Romeu Eye Associates if you have an eye injury of any sort or if you are in need of an exam. Remember that if you are suffering from eye discomfort relief is available, and if you are hurting severely do not put off emergency care as your sight may be at risk. Contact us at (201)868-3603 for eye injury treatment in New York.