Patients in the greater Nashville have placed their trust in Dr. Walter Choate and Dr.Lauren Goldsmith because they always make patient wellness their first priority. Our team is able to handle various vision care needs, including the crafting of corrective lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of various eye conditions. The topic of eye care emergencies has popped up a fair amount online and at the practice, so we'd like to address eye care emergencies in brief detail right now.
Following a major accident or other sorts of incidents, the following kinds of urgent eye care emergencies may occur:
If you get chemical solvents in your eyes, it's important to wash your eyes out. If this occurs at your workplace and there is an eyewash station, be sure to flush out your eyes thoroughly. If there is no eye wash station, this can be accomplished by running your eye under clean and cool tap water for roughly 15 minutes.
For foreign bodies lodged in the eye or on the eye, see if you can blink and flush the object out with your tears naturally. Flushing the eye using the methods above can be helpful if the object does not dislodge with tears.
Following an eye injury, it is imperative that you consider these following rules:
When you have suffered a serious injury of some kind, it's important that you have any pressing or potentially life-threatening medical concerns addressed first before you meet with an eye care specialist. Saving your life takes precedent over saving your vision.
During your emergency eye care visit, we will help address your eye care concerns carefully, making sure to act conservatively in order to help you maintain the health of your eyes and overall quality of vision in the process. Acting fast is imperative for ensuring good vision, so be sure to meet with us right away so that we can help address the eye problem that you are facing.
For more information about eye care emergencies and how we can help you see clearly and well again, be sure to contact our eye care and optometry center today. The entire team here at Choate Eye Associates looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve optimal eye health.