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Don’t Put Your Eye Health & Vision At Risk

Our eyes are extremely delicate, so even a seemingly minor scratch or light bump could put your vision and eye health at risk.

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing an eye emergency, please contact Vision Source D.C. Focus Eyecare Center at (202) 298-6878. We’ll do our best to get you in straight away for an emergency appointment.

If our office is closed, please proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

If you’re currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, you must seek immediate medical attention.

  • Eye pain
  • Swelling in or around your eye
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden onset of flashes or floaters
  • Corneal abrasion (a scratch on your eye’s surface)
  • A foreign object trapped between your eye and eyelid or embedded in your eye
  • Significant ocular discharge

If you get any harmful chemicals either in or around your eye (chemical contact), you need to flush your eye immediately with clean, cool water and seek professional medical attention right away.

Common Eye Emergencies & Their First Aid Strategies

Unfortunately, some eye injuries happen fairly frequently. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing any of the following eye emergencies, you should employ the appropriate first aid strategy listed and then either contact our office or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Your vision and eye health may be at risk if you get harmful chemicals either in or around your eyes. To avoid damage, you should flush your eye using cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes.

You must flush your eyes for the full 15 minutes, even if your eyes begin to feel better before the full time has elapsed. Flushing your eyes thoroughly ensures that any residual chemicals either in or around your eyes are safely diluted and flushed away.

Once you have finished flushing your eye, you need to seek immediate medical attention.

The cornea is the thin, transparent film that covers your iris and pupil. This membrane is incredibly delicate, so even a slight scratch or light impact could cause serious damage and compromise both your eye health and vision.

Corneal abrasions are very painful and, if they aren’t treated promptly, can leave your eye vulnerable to infection. If you have a corneal abrasion, don’t rub your eye. Rubbing your eye could move around any debris in your eye, causing further damage.

If you suspect that there is something in your eye, you may be able to remove it by flushing your eye thoroughly with cool, clean water.

However, even if you’re able to remove the debris on your own, you still need to have your eyes examined by a professional.

If there’s something loosely trapped between your eye and eyelid, you may be able to dislodge it by flushing your eye thoroughly with cool, clean water. However, even if you’re able to remove the object, you should still have your eye examined by a professional.

If there’s something embedded in your eye, avoid rubbing it. Rubbing could move the object around, causing even more damage. You should never try to remove an embedded object on your own. Instead, leave it alone and seek immediate medical attention.

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We’re located in Northwest D.C. to care for all your eye health needs.

Our Address

1776 G Street NW, Suite 104
Washington, D.C 20006

Contact Information

Phone: (202) 298-6878

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday
8:30am – 1:00pm
Sunday
Closed

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