Wounds – Eye Injury

Eye injuries are a fairly common first aid emergency. Any direct hit, such as a punch to the eye or chemical in the eye, can create big problems.  If the eye is hit hard or punctured, phone 911 and tell the person to keep both eyes closed.

Signs of an eye injury include:

  • Pain
  • Trouble seeing
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Redness or swelling

Actions Steps:

  • Make sure the scene is safe
  • Get the First aid Kit
  • Wear PPE
  • If something small like sand gets in a person’s eye, rinse with lots of running water.
  • Phone 911 if – the sand or object doesn’t come out.  The person has extreme pain. The person still has trouble seeing.
  • Tell the person to keep eyes closed until someone with more advance training arrives to take over.