If you’re playing basketball or working with hand tools, there’s only so much you can do to prevent an eye injury or ocular emergency. Whether you’ve suffered from a stray elbow to the eye or eye irritation due to saw dust or metal shavings, immediate treatment for all types of eye injuries is absolutely necessary. In fact, receiving prompt and skillful eyecare for urgent problems is just as important as routine eye care with Dr. Edward Soss of San Francisco.
Various eye emergencies include flashes, floaters, foreign bodies and red eye. Flashes and floaters can signal serious damage to the structure of the eye, including retinal tears and retinal detachments, serious eye problems that need to be addressed and treated immediately to avoid vision loss. Foreign substances left in the eye for an extended period of time can damage the cornea and potentially disturb your vision. Also, red eye, or dilated or enlarged blood vessels in the eye, can be a minor problem or a very serious condition. We treat eye infections, eyelid lumps, allergies, inflammation, abrasions, corneal ulcers, glaucoma, allergies, diabetic eye disease and many other eye problems. At the Mission Terrace optometry practice of Dr. Soss, we understand the critical nature of these eye emergencies, and we’re available and willing to help you during urgent situations.
Even with all the precautions taken, from wearing protective sports eyewear to safety googles when operating tools, the easiest way to prevent many common eye emergencies is scheduling a routine eye exam with Dr. Soss every year. Keeping up to date on your eye exam allows Mission Terrace eye doctor, Dr. Soss to potentially diagnose and prevent vision problems and eye diseases from developing, including ones like glaucoma and macular degeneration, which often produce no visible warning signs. Protect your eye health and schedule an eye exam with Dr. Edward Soss, proudly serving San Francisco for over forty-two years.