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Williams Eye Care - Frisco

2601 Preston Rd.
Frisco, TX 75034

FAIRVIEW APPT | 972-218-0042

Williams Eye Care - Fairview

120 Town Pl.
Fairview, TX 75069

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Sunblock in the Eyes- OUCH!

Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand how excruciating it can be. A very strong spray in the eye can often cause burning that lasts for hours. It can take a long time until the victim can open his eyes, especially outside in the bright sun.

Needless to say rubbing sunblock in your eyes can ruin a day by the pool in an instant. While it is likely that effects will remain for a while, relief will come more quickly with proper care.

The most effective way to treat the condition is to immediately flush the eye out with a stream of water for some time. Doing so will flush the sunscreen out of the eye but it probably won't ease the irritation immediately. While it won't help to remove the sunscreen, applying cool, wet cloths to the eyes may have a soothing effect. Eye drops such as ClearEyes may assist in flushing out the eye, but they will cause burning.

Don't forget, although the summer is almost over, it is advised to wear sunscreen throughout the year to defend your skin from dangerous ultraviolet light.

Tips for Applying Sunblock Safely

  1. Never spray sunblock directly on the face.
  2. Never let little children apply lotion alone.
  3. Keep lotion out of reach of children.
  4. Don't let small children rub in sunscreen. If they have it on their hands they may rub it in their eyes.
  5. Be very careful not to apply sunscreen too close to the eyes.
  6. Use large sunglasses to guard the eyes and the areas around them from UV rays.

office update 2 williams eye care


Because of the COVID 19 Virus we will only be staying open to meet the needs of patients with eye problems and emergency exams.

We will be deferring routine exams and delaying contact lens exams until further notice. We will be supporting our patients who were unable to come for their contact lens exams, due to these new restrictions, by extending your current contact lens prescriptions, whenever possible. Please call to discuss this option with us.

When all is settled, we will be calling our postponed patients to get them back in for those exams.

Patients over the age of 60 or in a high risk category will not be seen so please call ahead and speak to us before you come by.

If you have an emergency or medical issue, call us! We’re here to help!

Thank you so much!!! 972-210-2100