You should be examined by a medical eye doctor (ophthalmologist) as soon as possible. Yard injuries can be dirty and contaminated with bacteria as well as fungi and can develop into serious corneal infections, so you need to be examined.
Jeffery C. Hinson, MD
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Why should I protect my child's eyes from the sun?
HealthyWomen answeredResearchers estimate that a significant amount of lifetime exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays may occur by age 18 and that children’s annual dose of radiation may be up to three times that of adults. Compared to their parents, children have larger pupils (allowing more light into their eyes) and clearer lenses and are outside without eye protection much more frequently and for longer periods than most adults. That’s why it’s so important to protect children’s eyes with appropriate eyewear.
How often should I get an eye exam in my 30s?
Aaron Weingeist, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartIf you are in your 30s and otherwise healthy, do not require glasses or contact lenses, have not had a serious eye injury or eye surgery, and do not have a family history of serious eye disease, you should have a comprehensive eye exam by the time that you are 40. If you have any of the issues that I just mentioned, you may have a higher risk of eye disease and should be evaluated more regularly, depending on the specifics of that problem. Consult your eye doctor to determine the most appropriate interval.
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