Grit & Dust in the eye

Irritated eyes

What is it?

Getting dust, smoke, a loose eyelash or something else in your eye can be uncomfortable and even distressing, especially for children.

 What are the main causes?

  • Windy weather blowing grit, dust, etc
  • Smoky atmospheres
  • Manual work or DIY (e.g. plaster particles)
  • Wearing heavy eye make-up

 What are the symptoms?

Your eye will probably water, look red, and you'll probably be blinking a lot because it feels gritty and scratchy.

 What can I do about it?

If you prefer drops to a wash then try using Optrex Sore Eyes Eye Drops to help soothe and revitalise tired, uncomfortable eyes.

 Top Tip:

Always wear safety glasses when doing DIY or gardening to protect eyes from injury or dust particles. If you feel like there is a foreign body in your eye, see your optometrist or doctor.

 Want to know more?

Find out more about Optrex Eye Wash with Eye Bath.

Find out more about Optrex Sore Eyes Eye Drops.

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Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.