Below are four simple steps on how to get something out of your eye:
1. Inspect the eye.
First and most importantly, wash your hands always. You wouldn't want any more junks or infection to affect your eye. Avoid rubbing the eye, because it can give your cornea itching sensations. Avoid poking your eye with any object with a sharp tip. Avoid tweezers and cotton swabs.
Next thing is to locate the exact position of the object in your eyes. Check near your eyelids, your cornea, conjunctiva—the upper and lower eyelids interiors. Then try figuring out what type of object you are dealing with-an eyelash, dirt, makeup, etc.
2. Rinse the eye with clean water.
Most times, your eye will naturally produce tears and get rid of the object in the process. If the tear doesn't come, locate a clean sink or other water containers and keep a towel handy. Get your hands filled up after washing both hands and pour water into the eye for some minutes. Dry the eye with a towel with gently pats, and check if you succeeded in removing the object.
3. Move the eyelids around
If you discover that the object is still in your eye, try and move your eyelids around. Pull your upper eyelid over your lower eyelid and try rolling your eyes upwards. Roll down your eyes and check if you can find the object on your face or your eyelashes.
4. Pay your doctor a visit
If all efforts fail and things become worse, seek professional help. If you find a large object such as a piece of glass or metal lodged into your eyes, run to your doctor or emergency center immediately.