What to Do When You Get Something in Your Eye

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It can happen in a blink: Something in your eye. Our first inclination is to rub it, but that can cause further damage. So, what do you do? Here are some first-aid tips:

• Wash with lots of water. Use only water, as over-the-counter eye drops could further aggravate the eye.

• Do not rub the eye.

• If the pain persists, put on a patch and call Newton Eye Care Center at (989) 667-9393.