A foreign body sensation is a common symptom that many patients complain about to their optometrist. Patients always describe to their optometrist that they feel like something is in their eye or that their eyes feel irritated constantly. Sometimes patients even describe their symptoms as having sand in their eyes. Most of the time this foreign body sensation relates to the front surface of the eye being affected, however, this symptom can relate to a variety of different factors. This foreign body sensation can be felt even though nothing has entered the eye, but sometimes it can be due to an actual outside foreign body material being in the eye, for example a piece of metal. These need to be dislodged by an optometrist immediately so scarring and vision loss can be prevented. If you feel that you have this sensation in your eyes, then please give us a call to see one of our optometrists today.