❗️🔴Do not attempt to treat a serious injury yourself 🔴❗️
If an eye injury occurs, seek medical attention immediately, even if the eye injury appears minor. Delaying medical attention can result in permanent vision loss or blindness.
If you get foreign material in your eye, it can become embedded in the surface of the eye and cause ongoing irritation.
🔴 DO NOT rub the eye. Doing so can cause more damage.
🔴 DO NOT try to remove any objects stuck in the eye.
🔴 Do not apply ointment or medication to the eye.
🔴 Over-the-counter eye drops can be more painful or make the injury worse.
✅ Prescription medications should only be used for exactly the condition they were prescribed for, not for emergency treatment.
See a doctor as soon as possible. If you can’t get to an ophthalmologist right away, go to the emergency room.
CHEMICAL BURNS AND SPLASHES IN THE EYE 🧪
✅ Immediately flush the eye with plenty of clean water.
✅ Seek emergency medical treatment right away.
✅ Look for information on the chemical that got into the eye as some chemicals cause more eye damage than others.