Emergency First Aid
Do not rub your eyes and never try to remove an embedded object.
Gently bandage your eye to prevent the object from shifting and causing further damage. Then, seek emergency treatment.
Apply an ice compress to the area for fifteen minutes. Do not apply ice directly to your skin; wrap it in a towel or cloth to prevent skin damage. The ice will help to reduce pain and swelling, but if you experience intense pain or blurred vision, seek emergency treatment.
Do not wash your eye and do not apply pressure. For cuts to the eyes or eyelid, first, gently bandage the affected area. Once bandaged, seek emergency treatment.
Rinse your eye for at least fifteen minutes. Use an eyewash station if available, or rinse your eye under a faucet or from a container of cool, clean water. Open your eye as wide as possible with your fingers and rotate your eyeball as you rinse to remove as much of the chemical as possible. Once complete, seek emergency treatment. Do not bandage your eye.