Eye Emergency

Eye Emergency

Posted at Oct 02 2015 in Blog, Eye Emergency

Eye Emergency in Tallahassee

Tallahasse Eye Emergency, Eye InjuryHave you ever been doing an activity and all of a sudden, something small gets in your eye and no matter what you do to get it out, it seems to just get worse. Maybe your eye got poked during a game of pickup basketball. Big Bend Family Eye Care has treated this eye emergency and knows exactly how to get you feeling better. A ‘Corneal Abrasion’, or what most people call a ‘scratched eye’ can make life very uncomfortable.

What Are the Tell-Tale Signs of a Scratched Eye?

There are so many activities that we do throughout the day that can cause us to get a scratched eye. From working in the yard to working with power tools to playing sports, our eyes are prime targets for eye emergency. Here are a few signs to look out for:

  • Redness/”Bloodshot”
  • Tearing
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Pain/Discomfort
  • Swelling

Should I Just go to the Emergency Room?

If you think you have scratched your eye, come in a see one of our eye care professionals as soon as possible. “But why not just go to ER?” You could indeed go to the ER. The doctor on duty could look at your eyes and make a general diagnosis. However, think about this scenario: if your car needed a new transmission, would you take it to a 10 Minute Oil/Lube facility? Probably not. More than likely, you take it to a certified mechanic who has the tools & equipment to ensure that everything goes smoothly? The emergency room can indeed look at your eye emergency. That is not their speciality, but it is ours. Odds are, they will just refer you to us anyways.

Do. Not. Rub.

So the next time you’re working in your garden and a piece of soil gets in your eye – DO NOT RUB!! Eye infections can come from unexpected places. Try, with water or saline, to flush your eye. Then have someone drive you to us immediately and let our optometrist, Dr. Tiffany Malone, see you to look at this eye emergency

If you have an eye emergency, call us at Big Bend Family Eye Care immediately at (850) 999-6926 or contact us here.