Emergency Care For Your Eyes

In the case of an eye emergency, you need to know how to care for your eyes without panicking. If you have a problem with your eyes and you are not sure what to do, you could end up making your eye condition worse. Read on for a few eye emergencies and what you should do in the event this happens to you.

Eye Infection

If you have an eye infection, it can be highly contagious. Eye infections can cause redness, oozing, itchiness, and crusting. If you suspect an eye infection, you need to have your eyes checked and given the proper treatment in order to heal the eye infection. Keep your hands away from your eyes and your face to prevent spreading the infection. Use a warm washcloth to help ease any itching or pain you may feel from the eye infection, and use an over-the-counter pain reliever for pain as well. Do not wear makeup on your eyes for a while, and leave out your contact lenses until your eye infection heals.


A stye in your eye can be very painful and leave you with a headache and sore eye, making it difficult to focus on anything. A stye is an inflammation on the eyelid, which can be oozing, red, and may itch. You need to keep your hands away from your eye and have it treated by your optometrist. Use a warm washcloth to help alleviate pain. Just as with an infection, you should not wear any makeup for a while and do not wear contact lenses until the stye heals.

Something In Your Eye

If you get something in your eye, you can usually blink to create tears and it out, but if it is something large or too heavy, you may not be able to blink it out. You should flush your eyes out with water. To flush out your eyes, use a bottle of water, or lay beneath a sink, and allow the water to run into your eye to flush the object out. If this does not work, you need to get to your optometrist or to the emergency room for help to get the object removed. 

Caring for your eyes is very important. If you have an eye emergency, call or go to your optometrist to have your eyes treated properly to heal your eyes. Contact an emergency eye care service for more information.