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What to do when you have an eye injury

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It’s reported that nearly half of all eye
injuries happen at home. Home improvement projects, cleaning supplies, and yard
work are all culprits in causing at-home eye injury.

You can help to protect your eyes by
wearing protective eyewear—including sunglasses when you’re outside in the
yard. Experts assert that simply using glasses or safety goggles can reduce
your risk of eye injury by 90%.

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable.
Being able to recognize an eye injury is as important as preventing them.

Signs of an eye injury:

  • Cut or torn eyelid
  • Difficulty seeing
  • Persistent eye pain
  • Eye protrudes from
    the socket
  • Unusual pupil size
    or shape
  • One eye is not
    moving as well as the other
  • Pooled blood in the
    clear part of the eye
  • Foreign object in
    the eye that can’t be removed with tears and blinking

If you or a member of your family
experiences an eye injury at home, regardless of severity, call your eye doctor
immediately. They will be able to provide guidance and care recommendations
remotely or determine if the injury requires immediate, urgent medical



April 2020 – Until further notice, ReFocus
Eye Health is following the recommendations of the CDC, American Academy of
Ophthalmology, and state government orders in our care for our patients. At
this time our offices are open, but we will only be seeing patients with urgent
Please call your doctor directly if you have questions about whether
or not your need is emergent.

Look to the future – give us a call to
schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you when it is safe
to do so!

As the current health crisis subsides in
the coming weeks and months, we want to encourage everyone to continue to make
their overall health their first priority. That includes regular examinations
and moving forward with recommended treatments for eye conditions. As soon as
we are safely able to, we will reopen our doors to all patients.