Common Eye Injuries

Eye Injury Treatment and Prevention — Get Help from Our Boston Area Optometry Team

The optometry staff at Lickteig Family Eye Care has "seen" it at all when it comes to eye injury. We have the expertise, training, and equipment necessary to treat and manage acute and subacute eye injuries of all kinds. With convenient locations in downtown Boston, Natick, Dedham, and Medford, we're confident we can connect you with an optometrist who can help you protect of your vision and eye health.

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Common Types of Eye Injury

Here are some of the most common types of eye injury we evaluate and treat at our optometry clinics:

  • Corneal ulcers are scratches on the cornea, which can happen if your eye gets scratched or poked (common symptoms include eye pain, itchiness, and a feeling of "grittiness")
  • Penetrating foreign objects, including shards of metal, wood, or larger items like sticks and fishhooks 
  • Photokeratitis due to excessive UV radiation exposure is common in outdoor environments involving harsh glare (e.g., sand, snow, and water)
  • Chemical burns from caustic substances
  • Traumatic iritis, inflammation of the colored part of your eye due to eye trauma
  • Black eyes

In the most severe cases, a blow to the eye can cause the bones around your eye to fracture or even cause the eyeball itself to rupture.

How Our Boston Optometrist Team Can Help You Heal from an Eye Injury

Severe eye injuries require immediate medical attention, so get yourself or your loved one to an emergency room right away. Even minor injuries may lead to vision loss if left untreated. Our Boston optometrist staff is ready to provide necessary treatments and interventions that will help you heal from your eye injury ASAP. Services may include:

  • Oral medications or medicated eye drops to soothe inflammation, fight infection, and relieve pain
  • Protective eyewear recommendations, including prescription glasses made with durable materials, to prevent recurring injuries

Know What to Do If You or a Loved One Sustains an Eye Injury

Accidents happen. Prepare for the unexpected by knowing what to do when dealing with an eye injury:

  • Do NOT rub your eyes. 
  • On your way to the ER? Lightly cover your eye with a cool compact or clean gauze.
  • Only flush out your eyes if a trained professional or professional protocol instructs you to do so.

Did You Recently Experience an Eye Injury?

Contact Lickteig Family Eye Care today to schedule an appointment with a doctor of optometry near you: 

BOSTON: (617) 988-8136

DEDHAM: (781) 329-0067

NATICK: (508) 653-0919

MEDFORD: (781) 350-7008

 

 

 

DEDHAM OFFICE HOURS

Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

NATICK OFFICE HOURS

Monday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

BOSTON OFFICE HOURS

Monday:

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

MEDFORD OFFICE HOURS

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

12:00 pm-5:00 pm

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