Cleaning products, industrial chemicals, and garden chemicals can all be damaging to your skin and eyes. Fumes and aerosols can also cause chemical burns if they get into your eyes.
If you have gotten a chemical in your eye, you should try to rinse it out as soon as possible. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands before touching your face or eyes.
Gently hold your eyes open with your fingers, tilt your head to the side, and rinse your eye with clean, fresh water from your faucet. You can also stand in the shower to rinse your eyes.
If you are wearing contact lenses and they remain in your eyes after rinsing them, remove them. Then, call us immediately or head to your nearest emergency room. If possible, continue to flush your eyes while waiting for medical attention.