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Don’t Put Your Vision & Eye Health at Risk

Our eyes are incredibly delicate, so even a seemingly minor bump or scratch could jeopardize your vision and eye health.

If you or someone you know is currently experiencing an eye emergency, please contact Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare at (703) 471-7810. We will do our best to get you in right away for an emergency appointment.

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

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms you should seek immediate medical attention:

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

If you get any harmful chemicals in or around your eye (chemical contact), you should flush your eye with cool, clean water and then seek immediate medical attention.

Common Eye Emergencies & Their First Aid Strategies

Unfortunately, some eye injuries are all too common. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing any of the following eye emergencies, please use the appropriate first aid strategy and then either contact our office or proceed to your nearest emergency room.

Harmful chemicals either in or around your eye put your vision and eye health at risk. To prevent damage, you should flush your eye for at least 15 minutes using cool, clean water.
It’s vital that you flush your eye for the full 15 minutes, even if it begins to feel better before the full time has elapsed. Flushing your eye thoroughly ensures that any chemicals remaining in or around your eye are safely diluted and washed away.

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

Your cornea is the thin, transparent film that covers your pupil and iris. This film is extremely delicate, so even a seemingly minor scratch or small bump could cause serious damage and compromise both your vision and eye health.

Corneal abrasions are incredibly painful and can leave your eye vulnerable to infection if they aren’t treated promptly. If you develop a corneal abrasion, make sure you don’t rub your eye. Rubbing your eye can move any remaining debris around, causing even more damage.

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

Even if you can remove the debris on your own, you should still have your eyes examined by a professional.

If there is something trapped between your eye and eyelid, you should try to dislodge it by flushing your eye with cool, clean water. However, even if you’re able to remove the object on your own, you still need to have your eye assessed by a professional.

If there is something embedded in your eye, it’s critical that you avoid rubbing your eye. Never try to remove an embedded object on your own. Instead, leave it alone and seek immediate medical attention.

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Where are we located?

Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare is conveniently located on the corner of Pine Street and Monroe Street, across the road from the Pine Street Plaza.

Address

709 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 471-7810
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Monday
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

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