Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things to keep your vision healthy throughout life. You may be somewhat aware of the possible risks of eye injuries. A serious eye injury is not always immediately obvious. Delaying medical attention can cause the damaged areas to worsen and could result in permanent vision loss or blindness.
When an eye injury does occur, have an ophthalmologist or other medical doctor examine the eye as soon as possible, even if the injury seems minor at first.