When to See a Doctor for Eye InjuriesThursday, August 15th, 2019, 9:56 am
You don’t want to run to the doctor for every accident, but sometimes it can be difficult to know whether or not you should be seen. When these occasions occur, it is a good idea to be on the safe side and see a doctor. Urgent Care is a great way to address these accidents and minor injuries. Some injuries may seem more severe than they really are, such as eye injuries. Here are some basic tips for when to see a doctor for an eye injury.
Change in Vision
Any changes in your vision following an eye injury should be addressed immediately by a physician. These include double vision, seeing spots or floaters, or problems with light. Changes in your vision could be a sign that the eye was severely damaged in the accident.
If an eye was hit hard, it will be normal for there to be some minor swelling around the eye. However, if the swelling is severe and painful, it could be a sign that something more serious is happening. If the swelling is of the eye or eyelid itself it should probably be checked by a doctor.
There will be some pain with any eye injury, but serious eye injuries are extremely painful. You may experience sharp stabbing pains in the eye, or you might have a deep throbbing pain around the eye and brow. Pain is the body’s way of telling you that something is seriously wrong, and it should not be ignored.
If you or a loved one have an eye injury with any of these symptoms, come by our convenient location today for an examination and treatment. You can also contact us for more information about when to see a doctor for an eye injury.