What should I do if I get engine oil in my eye?

Help! I was checking my engine oil and accidentally rubbed my eye with my hand that had oil on it. What should I do?

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Answer provided by
Kara Vanderbeek
Answered on May 03, 2022
Oh no! It’s easy to accidentally contaminate your eyes when performing vehicle maintenance, but you should take action to flush the chemical out of your eyes immediately.
To flush your eye:
  • Rinse your eye with water in a shower, under a faucet, or with a clean container of water
  • When rinsing your eye, position your face with the injured eye down and to the side
  • Flush with lukewarm water for 15 to 30 minutes
  • Do not rub the eye or bandage the eye
  • Seek medical care at an eye doctor’s office or emergency room
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