The goggles do nothing.
January 18, 2008 1:45 PM Subscribe
I think I seriously screwed up my eyeballs.
posted by Dormant Gorilla to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
A few days ago I was at the eye doctor and they put in those numbing eyedrops to do the pressure test. The doctor told me I could wear contacts afterwards but that it would destroy those contacts for future use, so he gave me a pair to use that day and then throw away. I took my old contacts home in a different case.
Somehow, I don't know how, but possibly because I am a giant moron, I must have screwed up the two sets of contacts and thrown away the wrong pair. A few minutes after I put my lenses in this morning (for the first time since the test) they started to burn, and it got worse and worse- like putting disinfectant or peroxide in your eye- and I took the contacts out. They were in my eyes for only about 15 minutes. My eyes burned badly but bearably for a few hours, and now it's 7 hours later and the burning has stopped but now they feel kind of numb and tingly, like they did when the drops were first put in.
The doctor didn't say that those lenses would hurt my eyes, he just said they'd be destroyed. I'm not sure how I'd be able to wear them while the drops were still IN my eyes, but not take them out and put them back in again, but that does seem to be the case.
So the question is- how much damage did I just stupidly do? Can I expect the numb/weird feeling to wear off, and is there anything I can do, other than just dousing them with saline, to make it wear off faster?