How long does it take for an eye injury to heal..!!

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How long does it take for an eye injury to heal..!!

My son is a baseball player. He is in the college team, and he takes regular practice after college time. Last week during the practice session he got a strike to the eye with this baseball. First, he thought it would be a mild injury, so he flushed the eye with water, and nothing more had done. Even though he had pain, he doesn't give much attention to it. Next day when he woke up I noticed that he got a swollen eyelid and a bleeding eye. I asked him to consult an eye specialist in Toronto to get medical advice but he said there is nothing to worry about, and he put a cool ice pack on the eye and took rest. Now the swelling goes down, but the redness in the eye remains the same. I'm still asking him to consult a doctor, but he is saying that it would heal by its own. As a mother, I honestly worry about his health, but he is not trying to know me. Do eye injuries heal on their own? When should one see a doctor for an eye injury? Could you please share your valuable thoughts here regarding my concern?