How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
How to get something out of your eye
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Usually if you get something in your eye, your eye will tear up and wash out the foreign body. Sometimes, though, something gets in your eye and you can't quite get it out. A couple of health and safety warnings before we get whatever it is out of your eye. First off, be careful not to stratch your corneas. A scratched cornea can be quite painful and take a couple of days-if not longer- to heal. Be careful, and don't go poking around in your eye with anything that has any kind of sharp tip.

Also, be sure to wash your hands so you don't give yourself an eye infection.

If you have anything embedded in your eye, or bits of glass, metal, very large foreign bodies or chemicals in your eye, don't try to get them out yourself. Tape a paper cup over your eye and head to the ER or your doctor's office.

With that said, on to getting that thing out of your eye!

Edit: I completely neglected to cite sources I quoted. Mea culpa. If this was a paper, I'd get an F.
Thank goodness it's not and I don't!

Sources:
http://www.baptistonline.org/health/health_library/eye4220f.asp
http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/eyesandvision/eyes4516.html


Step 1: Method to try

How to get something out of your eye
Look in a mirror, if one's handy, and try to locate where the foreign object is in your eye.

The method you try will likely depend on where the nasty bit is in your eye.

First, no matter where the object is, try blinking. I don't mean a little sissy *wink, wink*. I mean, really BLINK. If this works and the object is out of your eye, congratulations! Please post a comment and tell me what a difference this instructable made in your life. Everyone else move on to the next method.






Step 2: Something else to try

How to get something out of your eye
Next, try flushing out the eye with some lukewarm water. You can hold your eye under a running facet, or take some water in a small cup and pour it in your eye to flush it out.

Still got something in there?

Step 3: No joy? Keep at it...

How to get something out of your eye
If the particle is behind your upper eyelid, Pull your upper eyelid over the lower one and roll your eye upwards.





Step 4: Oh, dear. It's still not out?

If it is under your lower eyelid or in the corner of your eye,
hold down your lower eyelid and use the corner of a clean handkerchief or a q-tip to gently try and get it out.

Step 5: I'm afraid you're beyond all help...

Still have something in your eye? Sorry, I can't help you. You'll need to go to an opthalmalogist or the ER.I hope this helped/entertained you for a minute.
 
 

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