Skip to main content
frustrated child in school

Did You Scratch Your Eye?

Learn what to do until your walk-in appointment at TSO Bandera in San Antonio, Texas

Have you ever felt like something’s in your eye, but you couldn’t find it?

Maybe your eye is red and tearing. These are all indications that you may have scratched your eye. If you think that you have scratched your eye for any reason, there are a few things that you should know. First of all, you should never rub your eye. Rubbing your eye in a case like this can do more harm and possibly cause permanent damage.

If a child is the one that scratched their eye, take steps to ensure that they do not rub it. If it’s an infant that scratches their eye, we recommend swaddling them until they can be seen by a TSO Bandera optometrist. Here are a few do’s and don’ts regarding a scratch on the eye.

Scratch eye tired eyes background 1280×853

DO’Sdo

  • Use saline or clean water to rinse out your eye. If an eye cup is not available use a small clean glass, resting the rim of the glass on the bone at the bottom of your eye socket. This process can potentially flush out any foreign objects that are left in your eye.
  • Blink a lot because the act of blinking will remove any small particles of dust and sand from your eye.
  • Use your lower eyelashes to brush away any foreign objects that are underneath your upper eyelid. Do this by pulling your upper eyelid up and placing it over the bottom eyelid.
  • If you noticed that you have light sensitivity in that eye,wear sunglasses. This can help reduce the irritation.

DON’TSdont

  • You may be very tempted to rub your eye, but this can exacerbate the issue and make the scratch worse.
  • Never touch yours or your child's eye with anything. This includes fingers, Q-tips, tweezers or any other object that you might use to remove something from the eye.
  • Stop wearing your contact lenses, contact lenses will impede the healing process and may lead to complications.

Contact Us

TSO Bandera

9234 North Loop 1604 West, #104
San Antonio, TX 78249

Locate Us

Hours

  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Closed

Call for an Appointment, We are open!

We are making special arrangements with the current public health concerns. When you call TSO Bandera, we will space your appointment time to be mindful of social distancing and your personal comfort.

We kindly ask that you hold off on scheduling your appointment if…

  • You have traveled by plane in the last 3 weeks.
  • You have traveled out of the state or country in the last 3 weeks.
  • You are currently feeling ill or are having symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat, ect.

Please call us in advance with any questions.

If you are a contact lens wearer with less than a 3 month supply, we encourage you to call in and place your orders to help avoid any possible future delays. Free shipping to your home address will be given with a 2 box purchase minimum.

When you schedule your eye exam appointment, you can have the extra confidence that you will be safe and comfortable at Texas State Optical.