Whether you are at home or work, an eye injury can occur at any time. Foreign bodies trapped in your eye are uncomfortable, painful, and potentially dangerous. If you live in or around Hempstead and get a foreign body stuck in your eye, contact our optometrist at Giant Optical right away. Dr. Goldberg will provide the emergency eye care you need to protect your vision.
What to Expect
When you first arrive at our office, we will assess the severity of the foreign object in your eye and determine a course of action to prevent unnecessary damage to your eye. Depending on the situation, our optometrist may ask a few questions about how it is affecting your vision. For treatment, we may be able to flush the object out of your eye by using a saline solution. On the other hand, we may use tools to grasp the object and gently remove it from your eye. Afterward, we will thoroughly cleanse your eye and provide an antibiotic to prevent infections.
Once our eye doctor removes the foreign object, you will receive information on how to care for the site at home. This may include using an antibiotic for a designated amount of time after the injury. Our optometrist will also educate you on any additional steps you should take, such as disinfecting your eye regularly and not using contact lenses for a period. A follow-up appointment may be needed to monitor the healing process and prescribe additional treatments as needed.
We understand how concerning it is to have a foreign body stuck in your eye. That is why, after we remove the object, we will educate you on ways to reduce your risk of an injury in the future, although we understand that not all instances are preventable. For example, our eye doctor will educate you on when to wear safety goggles at work or while playing sports. Foreign body removal is a delicate process that you should leave to an expert to avoid permanent damage to your eye. Dr. Goldberg and our team at Giant Optical offer this service on an emergency basis.
Get Emergency Eye Care in Hempstead, NY
When you have an object stuck in your eye it is unlikely you will take the time to search online for a local eye doctor to seek help. Store our contact number on your phone so that you are prepared when an eye emergency arises. Call our team today at (516) 481-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.