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Some parts of the body were simply never meant to take abuse and that includes the sensitive tissues of the eyes. Acute impacts, corneal abrasions, foreign objects, corrosive liquids, and other painful encounters can cause serious discomfort and even loss of vision. When trouble finds your eye, it's good to know where to find skilled eye injury care and you can obtain that care from our Ashburn optometrist at OptimEYES, Dr. Mohanan.
Anyone can experience minor eye irritation from a random speck of dust, allergen, infection, or temporary dryness. These situations may subside on their own or they may benefit from routine care at our clinic. An eye injury, however, often poses a more immediate threat to your ocular well-being. Damage to the affected eye may grow progressively more severe the longer you go without treatment, with some types of injuries potentially causing permanent vision loss. Common kinds of eye injuries include:
You should always treat an eye injury as an emergency if only to prevent more extensive damage from occurring. Start by calling our clinic and asking for any specific instructions. Once you arrive at OptimEYES, our eye doctor can quickly and accurately assess the problem and provide the necessary first aid. We can remove foreign objects, wash out chemicals, apply bandages, prescribe anti-inflammatory or antibiotic medication, and refer you to any specialized care you might need, including surgery.
Don't assume that your eye injury can wait for treatment. Take immediate action by calling OptimEYES at (703) 687-4719. A timely trip to our optometrist could make all the difference to your eyesight!