You wanna know something cool? Unless you’ve had a severe injury, most minor eye damage will heal on its own! Yep, the eye is a pretty amazing thing.
So, what can you do to help your eye heal normally? Obviously, any serious damage needs to be handled by a medical team, but there are a few things you can do to help minor eye damage heal quicker:
1) If a small object is stuck in your eye, try blinking and flushing with water or a saline solution. If the pain is getting worse because of blinking, stop and visit an emergency eye doctor.
2) Avoid rubbing your eye. Rubbing your eye could cause further damage.
3) Keep your eye lubricated after any sort of injury. Natural tears contain antibodies that will prevent infection, which is very important when there’s a wound on the surface of the eye.
If you’ve tried all these things and your eye doesn’t seem to be getting better, then it’s important to visit an emergency room or an emergency eye doctor as quickly as possible.
An eye doctor or other medical professional will be able to properly examine the damage and determine how to fix the problem so your eye can begin the healing process.
Gould Vision has provided quality eye care to thousands of patients. With the persistence of our founder and head optometrist, Dr. Adina Gould, our state-of-the-art Miami Beach facility was completed in August 2009.
Our centrally-located office also serves the nearby areas of Surfside, Bay Harbor Islands, and South Beach, Florida.