What is an eye emergency?
An eye emergency occurs any time you have a foreign object or chemicals in your eye, or when an injury or burn affects your eye area.
Remember, you should seek medical attention if you ever experience swelling, redness, or pain in your eyes. Without proper treatment, eye damage can lead to partial loss of vision or even permanent blindness .
Symptoms of eye injury
Eye emergencies cover a range of incidents and conditions , each with their own distinct symptoms.
You should contact your doctor if it feels like you have something in your eye, or if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- loss of vision
- burning or stinging
- pupils that are not the same size