Types of Emergencies & First-Aid Tips
Rips, Tears, & Punctures
Rips, tears, and punctures are some of the most severe emergencies you can experience. If a situation like this has happened to you or someone you know, place an eye shield over the area and contact a medical professional.
For these emergencies, please visit your nearest emergency room.
Chemicals like bleach, vinegar, chlorine, or battery acid can cause immense damage to your eyes. If your eyes are exposed to any chemicals, please flush them for 15 minutes with cool, clean water and contact a medical professional.
Foreign Particles in the Eye
Tiny foreign objects or particles like dust, wood, or metal can also cause eye damage and irritation. If you get something small in your eye, please do not rub your eyes. Instead, try blinking or washing your eyes with cool, clean water. If you don’t find relief, contact a medical professional.
Emergency Eye Disease Symptoms
Certain eye diseases like closed-angle glaucoma and wet macular degeneration can cause emergency symptoms. Some common signs include eye redness, flashes, floaters, sudden eye pain, or sudden vision loss.
If you are at risk of developing these diseases and are experiencing these issues, please contact a medical professional.