Yesterday I woke up and both of my eyes looked pretty irritated but I didn't think much of it. When I got back from the ACS christmas party my eyes were really irritated so I took my contacts out but my left eye never got better. Actually it got worse. So bad that by the time I got to work looking at any sort of light made my eye water and me cringe in pain. I cried myself to sleep it hurt so much.
When I woke up this morning I couldn't open my eye! It hurt so bad!!! So as soon as the eye doctor's office opened I called to see if I could come in and they said I could come in at 10:30. I was supposed to go to work at 10:45 but there was no way I'd be able to walk into that kitchen (the lights are so freaking bright) and I couldn't drive with one eye. I told Justin I'd call him if I could go in at 4:45.
My dad picked me up and we waited in the lobby for 30 or so minutes. I wanted to keep my sunglasses on but I felt stupid. It was a lot better with them on, it dulled all the lights. When John saw me in the lobby he took me back to his office shown a light in my eye ::ow:: (that I could barely open up enough). He was like, "Oh, well you have a corneal ulcer". Super. I didn't even know those existed! So I went and read up on it on Wikipedia
. It says that in third world countries children with vitamin a deficiencies are prone to them and after a while can result in life long blindness. Scary stuff. But basically it hurt so bad because it exposes some nerves. My eye has never been so red, but it looks so much better now with the eye drops. Feels better from the advil, but it's still sore to the touch. That's the outside of my eye of course.
So no contacts for a while. And I can't sleep in them like I have... that's what caused it. So beware all you contact wearers!