Donate Your Eyes

First aid for eye

Before help arrives, there are certain first aid measures you can take to check the extent of the damage to the eye(s) by following a few steps:

In case of chemical exposure:

  • Don't rub eyes.
  • Immediately wash out the eye with water.
  • Continue flushing for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If irritation persists get medical help.
  • Do not bandage the eye.

In case of a blow to the eye:

  • Don't rub eyes.
  • Apply a cold compress, but don't put pressure on the eye.
  • Take over-the-counter pain reliever.
  • If there is bruising, bleeding, change in vision, or it hurts when your eye moves, see a doctor right away.

In case of a foreign particle in the eye:

  • Don't rub eyes.
  • Pull the lower lid down and blink repeatedly.
  • If particle is still there, rinse with eyewash.
  • If rinsing doesn't help, close eye, bandage it lightly, and see a doctor.