It’s only natural to rub your eyes when you get something caught in them, but that’s one of the worst things you can do.By placing an excessive amount of pressure on your eyes, too much rubbing can cause permanent eye damage. So, before you go to rub your eyes to get something out of them next time, try these following tips on how to flush them. Read on to learn more.
Step 1: Wash Your Hands
One of the most important things you can do before touching near or around your eyes is to wash your hands. By getting rid of germs and bacteria, clean hands will help protect your eyes from further damage.
Step 2: Grab a Clean Glass
Next, fill a clean drinking glass up to the top with lukewarm water. Be sure to test the temperature of the water with a clean finger beforehand so that you don’t scald your eye or shock it because of a cold temperature.
Step 3: Dip Your Eye
Now you can start the flushing process. Simply drop your eye socket into the water cup. Once it is submerged, try to slowly open and close your eyelids— this will allow the water to cover the eyes and flush out any dirt or bacteria that are on them. Repeat as necessary.
Step 4: Pat Dry
Once you have gotten out any irritants, your eye will likely be a little red and inflamed, but this should subside after just an hour or two. To dry the skin around your eye, avoid rubbing the skin and instead, pat it with a clean washcloth to absorb any excess moisture.
Getting something trapped in your eyes is enough to make you go batty. However, by understanding how to properly remove it, you can avoid permanent eye damage further on down the line. To learn more about how you can take better care of your eyes, contact Aber Kasten Eye Center today!