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.
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