Ease eye irritations with i-Chek™
Often your first instinct when you get something in your eye is to rub your eye until the debris is gone. This is a mistake. Rubbing your eye can cause the trapped particle to be pushed under your eyelid, possibly scratching the cornea. A scratched cornea can be painful and potentially affect your vision.
The Patent Pending i-Chek™ Illuminated Eye Examination Mirror gives you the ability to see in ultra high definition at high magnification any dust, debris or foreign bodies that may have gotten into your eye for safe removal.
i-Chek™ eye irritation instructions
- Use your i-Chek™ is to locate whatever is in your eye
- Place the i-Chek™ over the affected eye
- Depress the LED power button to illuminate your eye and eyelashes and look in all four directions (up, down, right and left)
- If you can’t locate the foreign object, use the separator bar on the i-Chek™ to pull down on your lower lid to look there for the foreign object
- If you can’t locate it there, you can use a finger from your other hand to lift up the upper lid to look there for the object.
- Once you find the foreign object, please do the following:
If a foreign body is imbedded in the sclera (the white part of your eye) or cornea, you should not try to remove it. A scratched cornea and an embedded foreign body are conditions that need to be treated by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Attempts to remove foreign bodies without the correct skills and instruments are rarely effective and often make the problem worse.
If on the other hand the dirt or debris is laying on the surface of your eye or inner eyelid, it is sometimes easier to directly wipe the item out of your eyes by using a dampened small white cotton swab, tissue, or cloth. Press gently (don’t rub!) the swab onto the spot in your eye to remove the debris. Be careful not to rub or apply pressure to the cornea, since your cornea has many nerve endings and it is sensitive. If you use a white cloth or cotton swab, you should be able to see the debris on your swab once it is removed.
In addition, you may be able to rinse your eye with water, artificial tears or normal saline fluid to dislodge the debris once you have located the foreign object with your i-Chek™. If you own an eyecup used for rinsing eyes, use it to wash out your eyes with cool, clean water. If you don’t own an eyecup, you can use a small bowl or cup full of cool water and splash the water into your open eye. You could also place your open eye under a gently running faucet to rinse out the debris. Once you feel like the debris has been removed from your eye, use your i-Chek™ one more time to ensure that all of the debris has been removed.
If none of these approaches work and the foreign object remains in your eye, seek medical attention. Also, if your vision is blurred or you feel pain after removing a chemical — or any other object — from your eye, seek help from your eye care provider. Large items should always be removed from the eye by a doctor or trained professional.