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What to Do if You Get Sunblock in Your Eyes


Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes know firsthand how excruciating it can be. A very good spray in the eye can even result in stinging that lasts for hours. It can take a long time before the victim can open his eyes, especially outside in the bright sun.


There's no doubt rubbing sunscreen in your eyes is likely to ruin a day of fun in the sun in an instant. Though the discomfort will likely remain for some time, it is important to tend to it as soon as possible.


The best treatment is immediately flushing the eye out with a stream of water for some time. This will rinse the sunscreen out of the eye yet it may not ease the stinging at once. For discomfort, cool, wet compresses to the eyes may cause some relief. Using eye drops such as ClearEyes may assist in cleaning out the eye, but they will cause burning.


Remember, although the summer is coming to an end, it is advised to wear sunblock throughout the year to guard yourself from the dangers of ultraviolet rays.


Preventative Tips


  1. Never spray sunblock directly on the face. Always apply first to the hands and rub into the face.

  2. Never allow small children to put on sunscreen themselves.

  3. Keep lotion out of reach of children.

  4. Rub sunblock in completely.

  5. Be very careful not to apply sunblock too close to the eyes.

  6. Use large sunglasses to protect the eyes and the areas around them from ultraviolet rays.
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