Do NOT touch, rub or apply pressure to the affected eye
Do NOT try and remove any object that's stuck in your eye
Do NOT apply any ointments or medications to your eye
See Dr. Wooten or an emergency room physician as soon as possible
Whether you've suffered an eye injury at work, at home, or at play, Cross Roads Eye Center understands how serious it can be.
If you've suffered an eye injury, contact us or your local emergency room as quickly as possible to help prevent further damage and to avoid infection.
Shield your eye with a paper cup. You can tape the bottom of the cup to the bones surrounding your eye for stability
Do NOT rinse with water, remove a stuck object, rub or apply pressure to your eye, or take aspirin or another drug that may thin your blood
See a doctor immediately
Do NOT apply any pressure, but gently cover the eye with a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain
If you experience pain or a visual disturbance as the result of a black eye, seek immediate medical attention. Even a light blow can cause significant injury
Do NOT rub your eye
Flush your eye with an eye wash. If the debris doesn't come out, lightly bandage your eye and visit our office
Flush your eye with lots of clean water immediately.
Go to the ER right away.