Minor Eye Injuries or Irritations

Can Our Urgent Care Center Help With Your Eye Problems? 

Your eyes are two of the most important organs in your body when it comes to interacting with your environment. Seeing can help you navigate the world and identify dangers, so it is very important to protect your vision. However, sometimes our eyes suffer injury or irritation and require medical attention to prevent vision loss. 

Eye Injury/Irritation Symptoms 

Depending on the type of eye injury you have sustained, you could experience any number of symptoms, including: 
  • Pain 
  • Burning 
  • Itchiness 
  • Redness 
  • Swelling 
  • Light Sensitivity 
  • Tearing Up 
  • Discharge 
Any of these symptoms can be an indicator of a problem with your eye. Seeing a doctor immediately is the best way prevent such an injury from causing vision loss or blindness. 

Types of Eye Injuries 

  • Pink Eye – An inflammation of mucous tissues in the eye. Often referred to as conjunctivitis, this injury can be caused by many factors. A foreign object in the eye, a viral infection, a bacterial infections or allergies can all cause pink eye. 
  • Small Object in the Eye – If something like sand, dirt or dust gets in your eye, it can cause irritation, pain or worse. You can try to flush the object out with water or by blinking, but avoid rubbing the eye. If you cannot easily flush it from your eye, seek medical treatment. 
  • Large Object Stuck in the Eye – If you have a piece of glass, metal or some other object stuck in your eye, it can cause serious damage. Do not try to remove it. Seek emergency medical care at one of our urgent care facilities or the hospital. 
  • Cuts or Scratches – If your eye suffers a cut of scratch, seek immediate medical care. Do not try to treat this injury yourself. You may apply a loose bandage, but do not apply pressure. 
  • Black Eye – If your eye, or the area around your eye sustains a blow, it can cause blood to pool in the surrounding tissue. This leaves a black mark on the skin. It will usually fade and go away after a week or two. Sometimes this type of injury may swell. You should always see a doctor after sustaining a black eye due to the potential for internal eye damage or even a skull fracture. 
  • Chemical Injury – The chemicals in cleaning, gardening and industrial products have the potential to do real damage to the eye. Chemicals can cause chemical burns that may even result in loss of vision (especially products containing sodium hydroxide, lye or lime). If chemicals get in your eye, wash your hands to remove any residue, then flush cold, clean water into the injured eye for 10 to 15 minutes if possible. Try to get to a medical center immediately for further treatment. 

Contact Our California Urgent Care Center Today 

At California Urgent Care Center, our medical staff has the expertise you need when it comes to minor eye injuries or irritations. Come visit us at one of our many convenient locations in: 
  • Lodi: (209) 224-8517 
  • Stockton (Pershing Ave): (209) 472-7444 
  • Stockton (Lorraine Ave): (209) 472-7400 
  • Manteca: (209) 923-4701 
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