Since you don’t drop the term “retina damage” and then not follow up …
I saw my optometrist who checked me out today. She saw no retina damage, however, I’m not entirely in the clear yet. She said sometimes it takes a couple weeks to show up. I’m sharing this because I think it’s just good life information to know.
She said after any trauma to the eye, you should be on the lookout for any “floaters” or what would look like camera flashes in your eye. Either of these alone is a sign to get to an emergency room STAT. Manhattan has a dedicated hospital for eye injuries (the information is now programmed in my phone). Even without those signs, it’s a good idea to get your eyes dialiated following the blow to check for tears (like rips, not crying tears) in the retina.
I also asked about sunglasses for sports. She said sunglasses while playing sports in the sun are a must. They don’t have to be from an athletic retailer, but make sure they’re shatter-proof. Thankfully, mine were.
And I’m on the DL for soccer this weekend. And maybe next.
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