Lastly, only use water or normal saline solution when doing an eyewash. Clean, purified water is ideal, but tap water can suffice in emergency situations. Never use water that is hot, discolored, or has insoluble particles in it. Eye drops are useful to increase moisture and lubricate the eyes, however, a bottle does not contain enough volume to effectively wash out the eye for 5 to 20 minutes.
Additionally, do not use other sources of water such as sea water, pool water, or rainwater. Liquids like tea, coffee, juice, or sports drinks are also not recommended.
In summary, knowing how to get something out of your eye properly can prevent damage to your eyes. Follow these tips next time you feel something bothering your eye. If symptoms persist or get worse, talk to a doctor or seek medical attention immediately.
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