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.
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.
Can something in your eye come out on its own?
If you have a corneal abrasion it can feel like there’s still something in your eye – even if the object has been removed. Corneal abrasions usually heal completely within two or three days. But they can sometimes lead to complications, so it may be better to see a doctor.
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.
Can an optometrist remove something from my eye?
Once they find the foreign body, they gently remove it after numbing the eye with anaesthetic eye drops. If it is central or deep, they will arrange for you to see an ophthalmologist (specialist eye doctor) to have it removed. Your eye may be washed with saline (sterile salt water) to flush out any dust and dirt.