Sand in your eyes can cause irritation and frustration. Your eyes may have become watery from the sand. You may need to close your eyes. Do not rub your eyes. This will only make it worse and could cause permanent damage to your eye. You can then try to get rid of the sand by using water or drops to flush your eyes. These solutions may not be enough to eliminate the feeling of sand in your eyes. You can rinse your eyes. 1 Don't rub your eyes. You should not touch or rub your eyes if you feel something in them, such as sand.  You might scratch your cornea by rubbing your eyes. This can lead to a visit to the eye doctor and medication. It's possible to look in your eye to determine what it is. However, this should only be done once you are inside a bathroom with a mirror. Contact lenses should be removed immediately if you have them. To avoid irritation, you should immediately remove contact lenses. 2 To help get rid of the sand, you can continue to blink. Let your eyes open to let the sand drain naturally. Your eyes are built to remove sand quickly through blinking and crying. Keep blinking until you feel the sand again in your eyes.  Look down while you blink to help tears and sand from your eyes. 3 If blinking doesn't work, rinse your eyes with water. In a small glass or eyecup, pour some lukewarm water. Place the eyecup/small drinking glass above your eye and rest the rim on your bone. Tilt your head backwards to allow warm water to flow into your eye. Let the water drain the sand from your eye.  During this process, try to keep your eyes open. If necessary, rinse your eye for another 15 minutes.  You can flush your eye in a standing shower if you prefer. You may be able to access an eyewash station at work that will flush out particles. Help a child who has sand in their eyes. To do this, place their head on a sink or basin with the affected eye near the sink. As you wash their eye, ask them to open their eyes wide. Then gently pull their lower eyelids with your hand. Ask them to open their eyes wide and pull down their lower eyelids with your hand while you wash their eyes. 4 If you cannot rinse your eyes, use eye drops to get rid of the sand. You can try putting a few drops of eye drops in your irritated eyes. Allow the drops to run immediately into your eye. This will allow the sand to drain out. You can repeat this several times until your eyes are fully flushed. This step might not be possible if you have eye drops. This step should only be attempted with non-prescription drops. Prescription eye drops can have side effects that could be harmful if you take too many at once.