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Holiday Hours: We will be closed on Christmas day, but will be open Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

Holiday Hours: We will be closed for Christmas Day and New Years Day, but we will be open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Holiday Hours: We will be closed on Christmas day, but will be open Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

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Holiday Hours: We will be closed on Christmas day, but will be open Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

105 N Pecos Rd. Suite 111, Henderson, NV 89074 P: 702-263-4555

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4062 Flying C Rd. Cameron Park, CA 95682 P: 530-332-2130

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sat & Holidays: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2112 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616 P: 312-858-5112

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sat, Sun, & Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

601 East Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148 P: 630-206-5574

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sat-Sun: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Foreign Objects in the Eye

Whether it is a stuck eyelash, a fleck of dirt, or a metal shard, getting something in your eye is painful! Get front-line care for foreign objects in the eye at Jovive Health.

Something in your eye?

Head to our clinic for care and relief.

The eye is a sensitive organ and even a slight scratch can cause intense discomfort. If you have a foreign object in the eye, you’ll likely feel symptoms immediately. You may experience:

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Pain, pressure and/or discomfort in the eye

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Excessive blinking

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Blurred vision

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Extreme tearing

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Redness or bloodshot eye

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Swollen eyelid

Foreign objects typically found in the eye include eyelashes, dirt, sand, cosmetics, sawdust and contact lenses. Metal particles and glass shards are also common. When a foreign object such as these enters your eye, it can cause irritation, abrasion, scratches and even infection. Luckily, it is usually only a minor injury and will heal without causing any long term vision problems. If you suspect a foreign object in your eye, prompt treatment is key!

Most times, these symptoms will subside on their own. However, there are times when it’s important to see a doctor. Visit Jovive Health for:

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Bites or stings near the mouth or sensitive areas

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Redness or swelling that persists for more than 72 hours

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Signs of infection such as pus or oozing

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A red, donut-shaped or target-shaped rash that develops after a tick bite: a symptom of Lyme disease

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Flu-like symptoms, such as fever, body aches, and fatigue: signs of some mosquito-borne diseases

When to see a doctor for foreign objects in the eye

You may be able to remove a foreign object in the eye at home by flushing it out with water or a saline solution. However, in certain instances, it’s best to seek professional medical treatment.

Head into Jovive Health if:

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You are unable to remove the foreign object at home.

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Symptoms of blurred vision, tearing, blinking, and/or swelling persist.

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The condition of your eye worsens despite the removal of the foreign object.

The foreign object:

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has sharp or rough edges

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contains chemicals

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hit the eye at a high rate of speed

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is embedded in the eye

Our skilled and experienced providers are available 7 days a week and can provide prompt front-line care for foreign objects in the eye. In some instances, you may be referred to Ophthalmology or ER for more advanced treatment, and a follow-up visit with an eye care specialist may be necessary.

Visit our Locations

Our two convenient locations are open 7 days a week in the heart of southern Orange County. Walk-in or check-in online for fast care when you need it, or call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Online check-in is limited to walk-in services. Services that require call-ahead appointments.