WHAT ARE MINOR EYE INJURIES?
Of your five senses, vision is probably the one you use the most, which is why it’s so important to keep your eyes healthy and seek professional care right away for eye injuries. University Urgent Care (UUC) in Fort Worth, TX is staffed by physicians who are trained and board certified in emergency medicine, which includes evaluation and care for minor eye injuries. With no appointments necessary and available online check-in, UUC gives patients in Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, Paschal, TCU, and nearby neighborhoods a fast, convenient way to get eye injuries assessed. Immediate, professional care at UUC can help to avoid long-term complications created by waiting for an appointment at doctor’s office or trying to treat the injury yourself. Some reasons to visit UUC to have your eye injury evaluated include:
- Black eye
- Blunt trauma
- Chemical burn
- Cuts and scratches to the eye or eyelid
- Foreign object in the eye
DO I HAVE A MINOR EYE INJURY?
The health of your eyes is very important, so if you have any concerns, please seek medical attention to avoid serious damage. Some of the most common signs of an eye injury are:
- Debris or foreign object in eye
- Double vision
- Flashing lights
- Floaters (specks or clouds that appear in your vision)
- Loss of vision
- Pain or discomfort
- Trouble closing or opening eyes
AM I AT RISK OF A MINOR EYE INJURY?
Eye injuries can happen to anyone but certain people are at higher risk, including people who use chemicals at work, people playing contact sports, and anyone in a car accident. Eye injuries are also common among children who get a hold of sharp objects or projectile toys. Many eye injuries also occur at home during yard work, cooking, and cleaning.
HOW ARE MINOR EYE INJURIES TREATED?
If you have an eye injury, there are certain things you should not do to avoid further damage or an infection:
- Do not attempt to remove a foreign object
- Do not drive
- Do not put tweezers or another tool in your eye
- Do not rub, touch, or apply pressure to your eye
- Do not use medications or creams
If you were wearing contact lenses when the injury occurred, do not take them out. Conversely, do not try to put contact lenses in after an eye injury. Our experienced team at UUC will evaluate your eye injury and determine the best course of action. This may include treatment performed by one of our doctors or a referral to an eye specialist for further care.
URGENT CARE FOR EYES
Do not risk long-term complications to your vision by waiting to seek medical attention for an eye injury. You can visit University Urgent Care seven days a week without an appointment to get an assessment of your eye injury from one of our ER doctors and nurse practitioners. UUC is proud to provide urgent care for eye injuries to patients in the Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, Paschal, and TCU neighborhoods, and nearby areas of Fort Worth.