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Foreign Body Removal

Optometrists at Clear Vision Optical are all qualified in removal of foreign objects from the eyes. This includes metal, wood, glass and more. Corneal anaesthesia is used in the process of Foreign Body Removal to ensure it is as comfortable as possible. Early intervention is crucial in avoiding permanent damage to the eyes or vision loss, so please do not hesitate to call us or walk-in if you've had a foreign object on your eyes. We always accept emergency appointments.

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Why choose us for foreign body removal?

  • Eye health experts
  • No long waiting times in waiting rooms
  • We know your eyes
  • We can help with ongoing health post foreign body removal

Foreign Body Removal Eye Dallas

Can an Optometrist Remove Foreign Bodies?

In most cases, embedded foreign bodies can be removed by an Optometrist. Our clinic has all the tools to be able to remove almost any type of foreign body in the eyes. An optometrist has specific training in examining and diagnosing patients with vision problems. They can provide first aid treatment for foreign bodies and other minor eye injuries, such as abrasions to the cornea.  A nonpenetrating foreign body can be removed by an optometrist using a special instrument to grip and lift the object out of the eye gently. A local anesthetic may be injected around the eye to numb it before or during this procedure. Trying to remove the object yourself could result in further damage. If you find yourself in this situation, please call us at (03) 9309 6464 to schedule an appointment and we will see you as soon as we can. Walk-ins can be accepted for urgent cases.

Accepted Health Funds

We accept all major health funds and offer additional discounts to private health fund members*. Ask in-store for more detail.


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