Eye Injuries:

  1. Don’t rub eyes.
  2. Immediately wash out the eye with lots of water. Use whatever is closest — water fountain, shower, garden hose.
  3. Get medical help while you are doing this, or after 15 to 20 minutes of continuous flushing
  4. Don’t bandage the eye.
For a Blow to the Eye:
  1. Apply a cold compress, but don’t put pressure on the eye.
  2. If there is bruising, bleeding, change in vision, or it hurts when your eye moves, see a doctor right away.
For a Foreign Particle in Eye:
  1. Don’t rub the eye.
  2. Pull the upper lid down and blink repeatedly.
  3. If the particle is still there, rinse with eyewash.
  4. If rinsing doesn’t help, close eye, bandage it lightly and see a doctor