How to Treat the 7 Most Common Eye Injuries

7 Common Eye Injuries

Some common eye injuries, such as deep puncture wounds from accidents, could require immediate treatment or surgery to prevent permanent eye damage or vision loss. If you’re worried that you have injured your eye, visit an eye doctor near you.

Minor surface scratches, on the other hand, may need only simple monitoring after an initial visit to the eye doctor to make sure complications such as eye infections don’t occur.

This guide to common eye injuries can help you determine your next step following an accident, especially if you are in an emergency situation. Safety precautions such as wearing safety goggles or glasses may be your best approach to preventing eye injuries altogether and maintaining healthy vision for a lifetime.

Conveniently Located Downtown Winnipeg

Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, we can easily get you scheduled for eye exam during your lunch break, and still have time to grab a bite to eat before you need to be back in the office.

Our professional, knowledgeable, and fun staff will help you throughout the entire process to ensure that if something serious is detected that you understand thoroughly what the next steps will be.

How Does Glaucoma Affect my Eye Health

Glaucoma cannot be prevented but it can be treated.

Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the internal pressure of the eye reaches a point where it damages an optic nerve. This pressure builds up from an excess production of fluid in the eye that doesn’t drain properly and results in a loss of side vision. This will usually occur in both eyes.

When you visit us for your annual eye exams we will do a comprehensive eye exam and look for functionality and focus, and overall eye health, including any detection of glaucoma. We will check the eye pressure. We will take a visual field test, and we will examine the inside of your eye.

Learn How to Treat Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Syndrome is a very common optical condition caused by lack of tears created in order to lubricate the parts surrounding the eye.  The good news is that Dry Eye is usually a benign condition that carries no long-term threat to your vision, and is easily treatable.  The bad news – it’s very uncomfortable.

Symptoms of Dry Eye
Someone suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome will generally experience a discomfort in one or both eyes that feels like grit in the eye, accompanied by an itching or burning sensation and occasionally blurred vision.

Annual World Sight Day October 8, 2015

Every year on the second Thursday of October the Canadian Association of Optometrists would like build awareness for eye health and overall eye care.

The annual World Sight day is a global initiative to help bring eye health to the forefront of Canadians so we all can have healthy vision. The initiative invites eye care professionals and students in-training, staff, patients, and industry partners to help raise awareness through October to help the 500+ million people around the world with vision impairment and blindness.

Don’t Overlook your Optometrist!

Maintaining your health requires a team effort.

In Canada, the average person’s life expectancy has steadily risen over the last century, thanks in large part to medical breakthroughs and access to medical care for all. Many of us make regular appointments for “physicals” with our family physicians a matter of course. We have regular dental “check-ups” to maintain oral health.

Sometimes, however, we forget that Optometrists are Eye Doctors, and that maintaining our ocular health is an important part of our health care strategy.