Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body. Without them you wouldn’t only be missing out on one of the five senses but also in enjoying the beautiful world we all live in.
With that being said, it is important to take care of you eyes to the best of your ability and go for regular eye checkups. Unfortunately though, eye injuries are going to happen and some may require immediate treatment or surgery.
On the other hand, many eye injuries are minor and may only need monitoring once you visit a doctor.
One common eye injury is simply a scratched eye or corneal abrasion. Usually these are caused from getting poked in the eye or rubbing the eye when an outside source such as dust is present.
If that occurs, before you see a physician, don’t rub it or patch it as bacteria like dark and warm places to grow. Instead, keep that eye closed or loosely tape an eye shield or paper cup over it so air can still get to the eye.
Another common injury to your eyes that you may or may not have experienced is a chemical burn. This occurs when a foreign substance is splashed or sprayed in the eye.
If this situation occurs, place your head under a steady stream of warm tap water for 10 to 15 minutes. During this time simply let the water run into your eye and down your face. Immediately after that call your eye doctor or visit the ER and tell them the type of substance that got exposed into your eyes.
Obviously every injury is difference and this blog post shouldn’t be used as medical advice but just as basic tips. It is also very important to use common sense and wear safety goggles or glasses during situations that can possibly affect your eyes.