Our eyes are precious, and any potential problem deserves attention. While some minor eye discomfort might resolve on its own, there are signs and symptoms that indicate a need for professional evaluation. Here at our practice, we want to empower you with knowledge to identify potential eye issues and seek timely care.

Common Signs of Eye Trauma:

  • Sudden pain or discomfort: This is a major red flag, especially if accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Blurred or double vision: Difficulty seeing clearly can indicate various problems, including trauma.
  • Sensitivity to light: Increased sensitivity to light often accompanies eye injuries or irritation.
  • Redness or bloodshot eyes: While redness can be caused by allergies or fatigue, sudden or persistent redness warrants a check-up.
  • Discharge or bleeding: Any discharge or bleeding from the eye requires immediate medical attention.
  • Foreign object sensation: Feeling like something is stuck in your eye can be a sign of an eyelash, debris, or a more serious scratch.
  • Bruising around the eye: This can be a cosmetic concern but may also indicate underlying damage.

Other Symptoms to Consider:

  • Sudden changes in vision: This includes seeing floaters (cobweb-like shapes) or flashes of light.
  • Loss of peripheral vision: Difficulty seeing out of the corners of your eyes can be a warning sign.
  • Bulging or protruding eye: This is a serious symptom and needs immediate medical attention.

Remember: Early detection and treatment are crucial for optimal eye health outcomes. If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. Our experienced team will conduct a thorough examination and recommend the appropriate course of action.