"Sources of Irritation"

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

The most common type of eye injury in the home and at work involves irritants
that contact the outer surface of the eye. For instance, sawdust may float into the
eye in a home workshop, or a chemical may splash up into the eyes in the kitchen.
In case of chemical irritation, the consequent pain may cause a person to close her
or her eyes, which may make matters worse because the eyelid traps the irritant
next to the eye. It is important to flush the affected eye as soon as possible with
lukewarm water. Flush for about fifteen minutes, checking every five to see if the
particle has been washed away. Seek medical advice and attention, if necessary.