Foreign Object Removal

Foreign Object Removal at Eye Care Of Virginia in King George and Culpeper

When your eye is hosting something that doesn't belong in it, you may experience everything from annoying vision problems to agonizing pain and a sense of sheer panic. Foreign objects can vary greatly in their nature and severity, but they need to be removed swiftly and carefully to prevent potential damage to the eye. But you'll be relieved to know that you can receive prompt, professional care to remove that foreign object here at Eye Care Of Virginia in King George and Culpeper.

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What's in Your Eye and What Can It Do to You?

Just about everyone has experienced the irritation of foreign object in an eye at some point or other. Dust or other tiny particles can be driven into your eye by a gust of wind. Small crumbs of dried mucous may migrate from the corner of the eye into the eye itself. More seriously, industrial environments and workplace accidents can send wood shavings, bits of metal, and shards of glass, corrosive chemicals, and other damaging objects into your eye. Symptoms of a foreign object include eye/eyelid pain, itching or pressure; the sensation may be worse when you blink. Redness, watering, sensitivity to light, and visual distortion may also occur. If the object actually embeds itself in the eye, you may even experience bleeding.

Trust Our Optometrist in King George and Culpeper

As urgently as you may want to get that foreign object out of your eye, fishing around for it yourself can do more harm than good. If the object is sharp or abrasive, it may create corneal scratches or other kinds of injuries, which in turn may damage your vision and/or open a door to infection. If the foreign object is just a random particle, your tear glands may succeed in washing it out within an hour or two. But if nature doesn't take its course, you'll want to come visit our optometrist in King George and Culpeper. If the object was obviously a harmful one and you're in severe pain, don't bother waiting -- treat it as an emergency.

You'll be glad you brought your ailing eye to our clinic. Our eye doctor in Culpeper and King George, Dr. Press, can perform an eye exam to pinpoint the troublesome object, determine its nature, and evaluate the extent of any damage it may have caused. Wiping or irrigating the eye with water will retrieve many foreign objects easily and safely; more stubborn objects may need to be removed with special instruments (aided by numbing eye drops). If the damage is extensive or the object is deep in the eye, we may refer you to an eye surgeon for additional treatment.

Contact Our Eye Doctor in Culpeper and King George Today!

When something's in your eye, we're ready to help. Visit our eye doctor in Culpeper and King George for an eye exam and soothing relief!

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Culpeper Office

Monday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

10:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

King George Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Press CARES about his patients, insurance or not AND he is the most thorough eye doctor I have ever been to. The prescription he gave me, made me see correctly, once again, I am so thankful. Dr Press and his staff are great!"
    Katrin H
  • "I'm so glad I changed eye doctors. I had been going to Dr. H by the hospital for a long time and he had given me a prescription for contacts that I tried and tried to wear with no success. Dr. Press gave the right "size" contacts and was able to walk out wearing the contacts with no problem! He has great manners and even took my blood pressure! Glad to have finally found a knowledgeable Optometrist I can SEE in a regular basis."
    Ines P
  • "I recently needed to change my vision prescription and was finally in need of bifocals. I went to see Dr. Miles Press for both convenience (local eye doctor) and because he accepted my insurance. I needed to have vision in my right eye adjusted several times, and several right lenses replaced. Dr.Miles Press worked tirelessly to make sure my vision was correct and I was never charged for each subsequent visit or lens replacement. I've never had an eye doctor like that before, that really cares and is fast and on the ball with knowledge to get you the correct prescription. He also cared that I went with Progressive lenses over bifocals because they provide three fields of view and eliminate the annoying line. To sum it up, an eye doctor that treats you like he would his own family is a rare experience. I will continue to go to Dr. Miles Press as long as he is in business and accepts my insurance. No question."
    Thomas C
  • "I didn't know my vision could change, and I also didn't know that I could see the world more clearly than how I was already seeing it! Dr. Press was professional and very helpful and educating! Highly recommend!"
    Karla N
  • "Dr. Miles Press was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He explained a lot about my eye care that no Dr. has ever taken the time to do."
    Wendy S