First Aid for Eyes Injuries
It is very important to treat eye injuries immediately to prevent permanent damage caused by eye injuries. You should consult your child’s health care provider or eye care specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist) immediately.
How to deal with eye injuries
First aid for cuts in and around the eye.
- Gently bandage the child’s eye.
- Do not apply pressure to the child’s eye.
- You should instruct the child not to rub his eye.
- Do not try to remove any particles from the child’s eye.
- Do not wash out the child’s eye.
First aid for foreign object in the eye
- Tell your child not to rub his eye.
- Pull your child’s upper lid down onto lower lid and tell him to blink repeatedly. The lower eyelashes may sweep the particle away.
- Use an eye wash to wash out the foreign object from your child’s eye.
- Tell your child to close his eye.
You need to seek immediate medical attention if the above procedures do not work.
First aid for chemical splashes
- Use your fingers to separate your child’s eye lids and then flush his eye with water from a faucet or clean container.
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Cover your child’s eye
First aid for physical trauma to the eye
- Immediately apply small cold compresses to the child’s eye without applying pressure to reduce pain and swelling.
- Contact your child’s healthcare provider or eye specialist (ophthalmologist or optometrist) immediately.
Eye injury treatment. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/eye-injuries-treatment. Accessed December 26TH, 2018
First aid for eyes. Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/8569-first-aid-for-eyes. Accessed December 26th, 2018