If your child has an eye injury, wash the sand or dirt from your child's eye with clean, warm tap water. Flush out the sand or dirt with lots of water.
Take your child to your health care provider or to a hospital emergency department if your child:
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic