To clean the eye always wear gloves to stop any contamination from your fingers. And to clean the eye, gently evert the lower limit and sweep gently along that lower lid to remove any debris or discharge. To clean the upper lid you would use a new cotton swab to prevent any cross-contamination. You would evert the upper lid gently and clean in a soft gentle motion. It’s important not to touch the actual eyeball, but just to clean the lower and upper lids.