Andrew may have gotten something in his eye due to various reasons, such as accidentally rubbing his eye with dirty hands, exposure to dust or other particles in the air, or getting hit by an object.
It depends on the object and the severity of the incident. In most cases, getting something in the eye can cause discomfort and irritation, but it usually resolves on its own. However, if the object is sharp or chemical in nature, it can cause serious damage and medical attention should be sought immediately.
The common symptoms of having something in the eye include tearing, redness, pain, sensitivity to light, and feeling like there is something in the eye. It may also cause blurry vision or the sensation of a scratch on the eye.
If Andrew has something in his eye, it is important to remain calm and not panic. Have him lean over a sink and use clean water or saline solution to rinse the eye gently. If the object does not come out or the symptoms persist, seek medical help.
There are some ways to prevent something from getting in the eye, such as wearing protective eyewear when doing activities that can cause particles to fly around, keeping hands clean before touching the eye, and being cautious around sharp or chemical objects.