Sight Testing at Vision Care incorporates numerous
examinations to determine if you need spectacles
and to check if your eyes are healthy. Early
detection of eye problems is very important.
Sight threatening diseases such as Glaucoma,
Cataract, and Vascular disorders are often detected
at routine eye examinations.
At Vision Care we recommend a sight test at
least every two years.
When eye injuries occur,
knowing how to deal with them can mean the difference
between minor eye damage and permanent injury,
or even blindness. Here are some first aid suggestions
for eye injuries. But please remember, these
suggestions are only first aid. It is important
for you to contact your doctor as soon as possible
for any eye injuries.
If you have a foreign object
in your eye, don't rub it. Lift your upper eyelid
outward and gently pull in down over the lower
lash. This causes tears to flow and often wash
the object out of your eye. You may have to
repeat this several times. If the object does
not wash out, contact your doctor. Do not try
to remove a particle that is embedded. You can
cause more damage. If you are wearing contact
lenses, remove the lens and clean it thoroughly
before putting it back in your eye. If discomfort
persists, remove, clean again and reapply. If
discomfort continues, remove the lens and call
For chemicals splashed in
your eyes, immediately flush your eyes with
cool water for at least 15 minutes. If possible,
hold your head under a slowly running tap, or
pour water slowly from a glass or clear container.
Seek professional attention immediately. If
you are wearing contact lenses, remove them
immediately. Then flush your eyes and seek professional
help as described.
A blow to your face resulting
in a black eye can be treated with cold compresses
for about 15 minutes every hour. Your eye should
be checked by your doctor for internal damage.
If the blow breaks your contact lenses, try
to remove pieces of the lens immediately. Rinsing
with water will help. Then call your doctor.
Do not try to treat a cut,
laceration or penetrating eye injury. Do not
flush the eye with water or put any medicine
in the eye. If you are wearing a contact lens,
don't try to remove it. Gently cover the eye
with a bandage or gauze pad and go directly
to your doctor or a nearby hospital.
Remember, the best way to treat eye injuries
is to prevent them from happening in the first
place. Don't forget to be aware of potential
eye hazards and wear appropriate eye protection..