Those who have unfortunately gotten sunblock in their eyes know firsthand just how much it can hurt. In fact, someone who has experienced a severe case may say that it is a good alternative to carrying around mace or pepper spray. It can be a while until the victim can open his eyes, especially outside in the bright sun.
Needless to say getting sunscreen in your eyes is likely to cause a quick stop to a day at the beach in an instant. Although it is likely that stinging will last for a while, relief will come more quickly with proper care.
The best treatment is to rinse the eye beneath running water for a while. This will get the sunblock out of the eye however it may not relieve the stinging at once. For discomfort, cool, wet cloths to the eyes may cause some relief. Eye drops such as Visine may help in flushing out the eye, but it is likely they will cause burning.
Don't forget, although the summer is nearing its end, it is advised to wear sunblock throughout the year to guard your skin from the dangers of UV light.
Do not spray sunblock directly on the face.
Never permit small children to put on sunblock on their own.
Don't leave sunblock in reach of small children.
Rub sunblock in completely.
Be very careful not to apply sunscreen too close to the eyes.
Use large sunglasses to guard the eyes and the areas around them from ultraviolet rays.