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If you or one of your loved ones experiences an eye emergency, it is imperative to seek help immediately. Swift treatment can help save your eyesight. If you are unsure your symptoms warrant an emergency, contact us at Dr. Henslick Vision Center right away.
If we are closed, please proceed to the closest emergency room or urgent care center.
Common Eye Emergencies
Symptoms of chemical exposure can include:
- Eye pain
- Weeping eyes
- Red eyes
Common types of chemical injuries include:
- Irritants: Found in items with a more neutral PH like detergents and pepper spray.
- Alkali burns: Found in household objects such as fertilizer, cleaning products, and cement.
- Acid burns: Contained in products such as nail polish, vinegar, and car batteries.
A puncture is a severe eye emergency.
If an object becomes embedded in your eye, it must be removed by a professional. The object should be immobilized. Seek medical attention immediately.
- Do not apply pressure. Leave the object as it is.
- The size of the object determines how it should be handled:
- If the object is small, cover both eyes with sterile bandages.
- If the object is large, tape a paper cup over the affected eye and cover the other eye with sterile bandages.
It is vital to wear appropriate eye protection in hazardous situations, like using chemicals or playing sports. Even a pair of sunglasses can offer additional protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays! Let’s work together to prevent eye emergencies.
We care for you and your families’ eyes at Dr. Henslick Vision Center. If you require emergency care, please contact us immediately. We are here to provide treatment in a professional and compassionate environment.
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Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed