Common Eye Injuries

Most eye injuries occur not at work, as people would expect, but around the home. Injuries from sports activities comprise a full 40 percent of eye injuries.

An eye injury can be a frightening experience, but professional care can minimize damage. At Eye Society LLC, we can provide care for your eye injury, to prevent further problems with your vision.

What are some common eye injuries?

Many eye injuries involve getting something in the eye that cannot be easily flushed out.

woman holding injured eye

Here’s a list of some of the most common eye injuries:

  • Corneal abrasions from sand or another object that gets into the eye
  • Chemical burns
  • Individuals may experience a blow to the eye during sports or in a car accident that causes severe swelling of the eye and bruising around it
  • Bleeding from a blood vessel in the eye (result of scratch or impact)
  • A person may suffer a severe blow to the head with a fracture of the bones around the eyes

These injuries should receive immediate treatment by an eye specialist.

What To Do If You Receive An Eye Injury

If you have experienced an injury to your eye, remain calm and see professional eye care immediately.

If the problem appears to be simply dust or a cinder in the eye, flush it with clean water. Do not rub your eyes.

Do not attempt to remove a foreign object that has punctured or is stuck in the eyes.

Cut a patch from the bottom of a paper cup that will fit over the bones of the eye socket and contact an eye doctor or get to the emergency room as quickly as possible.

Proper Contact Lens Care Can Help Prevent Eye Injuries

Good contact lens care can help to reduce the risk of injury to your eyes and can prevent infections.

Here’s a list of best practices to follow to avoid injuries:

  • Always wash your hands before inserting or removing your contact lenses
  • You should empty old solution from your lens container regularly and wash the case carefully
  • Use only the recommended type of solution for your contact lenses
  • Remove your lenses before going swimming or entering a hot tub
  • Rub your contact lenses and then rinse them with a solution for best cleaning results
  • Do not clean your contact lenses with plain water
  • See your eye doctor immediately if you experience eye irritation or blurred vision

Schedule an Appointment

If you are a Chicago resident and have any of these symptoms or suspect that you may be suffering from one of the mentioned conditions, you need to see our optometrists in Chicago immediately.

Contact Eye Society at (312) 640-2405 (Streeterville) or (312) 631-3247 (Loop) to find out how our eye doctors can further assist you or to make an appointment. 

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I highly recommend Eye Society! I had gotten my makeup professionally done, and a piece of mascara/eyeliner got lodged under my eyelid, scratching my cornea. I was in a bit of pain and was debating about going to an urgent care clinic, ophthalmologist, or Eye Society (where I go for my regular eye exams). I am so thankful I decided to go with Eye Society because they were able to see me the same day I called. The staff was so kind and patient, offering to check my insurance to see if a visit were covered. I saw Dr. Ellen Kozob, and she was wonderful. She explained everything she was doing in layman’s terms, heard my questions, and most importantly was able to fix me!! I came back 3 days later for a follow up, and not only was I seen with minimum wait time, but one of the staff members offered to clean my sunglasses and tighten the screws on them. I am so impressed with the quality of patient care and customer service. Thank you, Eye Society!

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