Try to blink to allow your tears to wash it out.
Do not rub your eye.
If the particle is behind your upper eyelid, pull the upper lid out and over the lower lid and roll your eye upward.
This can help get the particle come off the upper lid and flush out of the eye.
Why does it feel like there’s something in my eye?
Corneal abrasions can be caused by a foreign particle under your eyelid, poking your eye, or even vigorously rubbing your eyes. An injury to your cornea can leave behind a lingering sensation that there’s something in your eye. Other symptoms of a corneal injury include: pain.
Is there something in my eye or is it scratched?
A cornea abrasion usually affects just one eye, and it can feel like something is on or in your scratched eye. After flushing the eye, if redness, pain or foreign body sensation continues, seek immediate attention because corneal abrasions can cause serious harm within hours.
How do you get debris out of your eye?
Dirt or Debris
- Use your tears. Gently pull your upper eyelid down so it hangs over your lower lashes.
- Flush it. You can also rinse your eye with cool water from a sink.
- Wipe it. If you see the small object on your eyeball, you can try to get it out by gently swiping with a wet washcloth.
- Don’t rub.