rough day for my eyeballs. last night I ended up [unknowingly] putting expired solution in my contact lens case after the one my eye doctor gave me ran out. i forgot to buy some more, but I saw one sitting on the counter, so I used it. this morning I put my contacts on and immediately felt a sting, only to then immediately disappear – so I didn’t think much of it. but then, as time went by, my eyes became irritated and I wasn’t in a place where I could just go flush my eyes out and put my contacts away. my eyes were stinging, tearing, and swelling up so bad I could barely keep them open. they were so red, it looked like I had been crying for days. i had to make an emergency run to a local store to get solution and eye drops.
when I finally came home, I rushed to take them out and put on my glasses. I soaked my contacts in the new solution and flushed my eyes out for a while. i’ve been wearing my glasses for about five hours now and I can still feel my eyes stinging. but thankfully I can at least open them now for longer than a second. the redness has gone away, but the swelling around my eyes is taking some more time. sad day (not fully, but you understand)!
ps. that solution I used expired in 2011. 2011! what the heck was it doing still sitting there?
how does that even happen? don’t worry – i’ve thrown it out. it can no longer trick anyone else!
and yet somehow I’m amused by all of this. it so would happen to me!
well, there’s that. hope all your eyeballs had a much better day than mine! :)