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Sunscreen and your Eyes

Individuals who have regrettably gotten sunscreen in their eyes are aware just how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may say that it is a good alternative to carrying around mace or pepper spray. It can take a long time before the victim can feel comfortable enough to open his eyes, especially outside in the bright sun.

Needless to say getting sunscreen in your eyes can ruin a day by the pool. Though the discomfort will probably remain for some time, relief will come sooner with immediate attention.

The best treatment is to immediately flush the eye out with running water for some time. Doing so will get the sunscreen out of the eye however it probably won't relieve the discomfort at once. While it won't help to remove the sunscreen, applying cool, wet compresses to the eyes may cause some relief. Eye drops such as ClearEyes may be useful in cleaning out the eye, but it is likely they will cause burning.

Don't forget, even though the summer is almost over, it is advised to use sunscreen all year round to protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet rays.

Tips for Sunblock Safety

  1. Do not spray sunblock directly on the face.

  2. Never allow little children to apply sunblock on their own.

  3. Keep lotion out of reach of children.

  4. Never let small children rub in sunscreen. If they get sunscreen on their hands they may rub it in their eyes.

  5. Do not apply sunblock too close to the eyes.

  6. Wear large sunglasses to guard the eyes and the areas around them from UV rays.