There Is Something In Your Eye – Now What?
It is never planned. You could be putting on makeup, gardening, or even just running errands on a windy day, but all of a sudden you have something in your eye and it hurts. What do you do?
Small Foreign Objects
First and foremost – DON’T RUB your eye!! This could scratch your cornea and make things much worse.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- In a well-lighted area, look in a mirror to try and find the object in your eye.
- If you wear contacts, remove them before trying to remove the object or flushing your eye.
- Try blinking and letting your natural tearing flush out the object. If the object is on the colored part of the eye or under the upper lid you can try to flush it out gently with clean cool or lukewarm water in one of three ways:
- Completely fill an eyecup or small juice glass with water and put your open eye into the container to flush out the object. Do this standing over a sink as the water will overflow.
- Use a clean eyedropper and fill with water. Be careful to not touch the tip of the eyedropper to the eye.
- Turn your head so your eye is down and to the side, then hold your open eye under a faucet.
- If the object is in the corner or on the white part of the eye you can try flushing the eye using one of the methods listed above or a using wet cotton swab or twisted piece of tissue to lightly touch the foreign object. Make sure to not apply pressure to the eye………. Read more: http://discoveryeye.org/something-eye-now/?platform=hootsuite Source: Discovery Eye