How to Treat Eye Injury

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What to do when something gets in your eye, what to do when something is embedded in your eyes, what to do when redness and pain continues, when to get medical assistance, what to do when chemical splashes in your eyes. Click here to watch the 15 minutes full length version.

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An estimated 24 million eye injuries occur in the U.S. each year. About 2,000 of them will occur today, and every day thereafter, while people are at work. All too many of them will cause the victim to lose some or all of their eyesight. But eye injuries can be prevented.

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Video Transcript

Even when we do our best to protect our eyes, accidents can still happen. So it pays to know the right way to handle them. For example, if you get something in your eye, don't rub it, that could scratch the surface or embed the particle in it. Blink instead, so your tears can help flush out whatever is gotten in there. Eye drops or artificial tears can help wash it away as well. If the article is hard to find and remove, use a mirror to help. Gently brush the foreign object out with a damp cotton ball. Be careful not to touch the eyeball so you don't scratch it. Scratches in the surface of the eyes are usually caused by foreign object that hit or brush against them. These injuries usually feel like there's a particle of something in there that you can't get out. If redness, pain or that foreign body sensation continue in the injured eye after washing and resting it, you should see your doctor.