Flushing your eye may help relieve mild eye symptoms and is the most important first aid measure for a chemical substance in the eye. The sooner you get a chemical out of the eye, the less damage it may do.
If you are wearing contacts, remove them before flushing your eye. If you are not able to remove a contact, flush your eye with the contact in.
It's important for adults 40 and older to have eye exams every 1 to 2 years to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for finding:
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
This is particularly important if you have risk factors or a family history of eye problems.
For adults younger than 40 without any problems, the recommendations vary from routine tests every 2 years to no tests. If you have a health...