Why Eye Care Is Critical After an Eye Injury or Accident

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on October 21, 2022
Eye Care Baltimore

Most people know that regular eye exams and care are crucial to eye health. But many overlook the importance of eye care after an eye injury or accident. Even the smallest eye injury can have long-lasting consequences.

Elman Retina Group’s Dr. Michael Elman, Dr. David Dao and Dr. Sidney “Sid” Schechet are experts at treating patients after an eye injury or accident. Below our doctors will discuss why eye care is critical after an eye injury or accident.

Eye Injuries and Accidents

Eye injuries and accidents are common occurrences. An injury can occur during everyday life as well as during sports or work activities. Eye injuries can even occur during a motor vehicle accident. The cause of the injury can vary along with the severity of the injury. Cuts, scratches, punches and bruises can cause harm along with exposure to chemicals and foreign objects.

Keep in mind that while you cannot avoid every accident, you can take steps to reduce the risk of eye injuries and accidents. If you play sports, wear appropriate head and eye protection. If you are cleaning with chemicals, take care to avoid splashes and wear eye protection if necessary.

What Are Signs of an Eye Injury?

The signs of an eye injury will vary depending on the type of injury. Some signs will be obvious and present immediately, such as vision changes, bleeding, swelling and bruising. Other signs may present over time, indicating a more serious problem. Some eye injuries don’t present with symptoms until it is too late. That is why it is so important to seek eye care including a comprehensive eye exam immediately following an eye injury.

Eye Care After an Eye Injury

If you have experienced an eye injury or have been in an accident involving your eye, seek eye care immediately. Eye care includes taking care of the eye and getting a comprehensive eye exam as soon as possible.

How you care for your eye after an eye injury depends on the injury. In most instances, it is best to leave treatment of the eye injury up to a doctor. Your eye care should also include a comprehensive eye exam. Depending on the injury, additional tests may be required. After the eye exam and testing, the doctor will go over treatment options.

Contact Elman Retina Group Today

If you have experienced an eye injury or accident it is crucial that you see an eye doctor immediately. Call or email Elman Retina Group today to schedule an appointment with our experienced ophthalmologists.