I’m not one of those people who get squeamish about things relating to eyeballs, but I’ll spare much of the more icky details for those who are. That said, when I started writing this blog post I had two different colored fluids running from left eye socket. The urgent care clinic that I just got back from had run a few tests, pouring iodine and some other stuff into my eye, as to best determine what exactly was wrong with it -apart from the fact that it looked like it was punched by someone at the exact moment a bumblebee decided to sting.
How did I end up in such a state? I’m glad you asked, since I’d like my experience to serve as cautionary tale to anyone who accidentally gets shaving gel in their eye. I don’t know what’s more embarassing, the accidental swiping of my eyeball with the substance, or the fact that I’m admitting that it was Skintimate brand shaving gel. What? I like my face to smell like Flirty Mango. Anyway, the numerous chemicals in the gel did not make my eye happy at all (although, upon reading the label I was pleased to learn that it “contains vitamin E!”). The doctor said that I only made things worse by trying to clean out my eye, rubbing at it all afternoon, and waiting so long to have it examined that helped facilitate the start of a small infection. Who knew? I’m taking my meds now and my eyeball is already getting back to normal. Also, now that I can see well enough to read the label on the shaving gel, it does, in fact, warn that it’s not for use in the eye socket. Consider this a lesson learned.