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Dog hair under the eyelid

Question

Where should I go if I've got something in my eye, I mean I've got dog hair under the eye lid and I feel uncomfortable with that.

Answer Written answer:
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

Try pulling your eye lid gently back with your head up slightly and see if you can message it down and wipe it out. You could also try rinsing your eye with sterile saline, that you can buy for the pharmacy, opticians or supermarket. If it won't come out, your opticians may help you, otherwise you may need to go to the A & E department of the hospital.

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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