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Common Eye Injuries

Eye injures can occur for a variety of reasons. Some eye injuries can result from infections, foreign objects in the eye, or from scratch eyes. All of these can cause vision loss. It is essential that you know what to do immediately after you suffer from eye injuries. That is why EyeLove Family Eyecare & Optical in Fayetteville is all about protecting the health of your eyes from these common eye injuries.

Common Eye Injuries

Scratched Cornea

A scratched cornea is also known as a corneal abrasion. This type of injury can occur if you are poked in the eye or if something scrapes across the surface of your eye. This injury can occur as well if you have a foreign object in your eye, such as a grain of sand and you rubbed your eye. A scratched cornea can make it feel as though you have a foreign object in your eye. It can cause redness of the eye and sensitivity to light. If you think you have a scratched cornea, you should see our eye doctor immediately. If you don't, you are susceptible to bacterial or fungal infections.

Penetrating Object in the Eye

If an object has penetrated your eye, such as a fishhook, shards of glass, or metal shards, you need to get to the eye doctor immediately. You need to avoid rubbing your eye. You should also tape a paper cup over your eye to protect it until you get to our optometrist's office. Leaving the foreign object in your eye for too long can cause significant scarring and vision loss. If it is a metal object that is in your eye, it can quickly form a rust ring.

Chemicals in the Eye

If you get household chemicals or any other type of chemicals in your eyes, you will need immediate medical attention. First, you should flush your eyes with water. To do this, you should turn the water on and let it run directly into your eye for 15 minutes. Also, make sure that the water is warm. Be sure not to dry your eyes after.


If you are hit in the eye during an accident or an assault, you should come to our optometry care immediately. The blow could cause serious issues that can lead to vision loss. These injuries include:

  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage: This condition is also known as eye bleeding. It caused by blood to leak from one or more of the blood vessels located in the white of your eye.
  • Traumatic iritis: This occurs when the colored part of your eye becomes inflamed after the injury. Even with treatment, this injury can cause permanent vision loss.
  • Hyphema: This is an injury where there is bleeding in the anterior chamber of your eye.
  • Orbital blowout fracture: This is a crack or break in the facial bone that surrounds the eye.

If you suffered an eye injury, you should make an appointment with EyeLove Family Eyecare & Optical in Fayetteville at 479-521-6460 immediately. Even if you think your eye injury is minor, you should seek immediate medical attention. Don’t wait to call our optometry care, your injured eye can get infected or cause permanent vision loss.  

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