When dealing with an eye injury, it is important to protect it from infection and irritation. …read moreSee less
Using eye covers and bandages can provide a barrier to prevent microbes and foreign bodies from entering the eye, keeping it safe from discomfort and infection. We have a range of protective eye bandages and plasters, as well as masks that can help soothe sore and tired eyes, so you have everything you need for comfortable and protected eyes.
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Who might need an eye patch?
Eye patches serve a lot of purposes - you might need one to protect your eye after surgery, for example.
You may also need to wear a patch while suffering with an eye disease, to protect it while it heals.
Some people may even wear a patch permanently to cover severe scars.
How do you use a sterile eye dressing?
Sterile eye dressings are used to prevent infection while the eye is healing following a mild trauma.
You should always wash your hands and wear a pair of disposable non-latex gloves before touching a sterile eye dressing or the wound.
Ask the injured person to close their eyes and place the eye pad diagonally over the affected eye.
Secure the pad with strips of tape running diagonally from the forehead to the jaw.
Then wrap rolled bandage around the forehead, over the eye and under the ear, securing it in place with adhesive tape.
What is the best conjunctivitis treatment?
There are multiple types of conjunctivitis (otherwise known as pink eye) - viral, bacterial and allergic.
Viral conjunctivitis may clear up on its own, but it’s best to ask your doctor or pharmacist to see what is causing the infection.
You may need an antibiotic ointment if the cause is bacterial by using a treatment such as GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment which can help to ease the condition in as little as 5 days.
You might also wish to use a product to create artificial tears like Liquivisc Eye Gel which can relieve any dryness and inflammation caused by conjunctivitis.
How do you get conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is the infection or inflammation of the membrane lining the eyelid and eyeball.
It is often caused by viral infections that are highly contagious, spreading through hand-to-eye contact.
You can prevent catching conjunctivitis by practising good hand hygiene and avoiding sharing towels, pillows, eye drops, makeup brushes, contact lenses or glasses with an infected person.