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Dumpythefrog t1_iwaiqmc wrote

This is so scary. Happened to me once but with bleach toilet cleaner. It burned so bad I felt like someone stabbed my eyeball out. Was so terrified I was going to go blind I was crying hysterically and my mom and dad just laughed and said to rinse.

Anyways I’m fine now


Elgatee t1_iwb6k6f wrote

Fortunately enough, eyes are quite resilient. It takes a decent amount of damage to permanently alter vision.

Which is also frightening when you consider how many people hurt their eyes on the daily watching a screen (me included)


TheThiefMaster t1_iwb8pm8 wrote

Watching a screen doesn't inherently hurt eyes - but it can cause them to harden into a short focal length rather than a long one when they age.


simcityfan12601 t1_iwbesss wrote

Lol my eyes got ruined by lasik. Take care of your eyes.


slt125 OP t1_iwcbyqk wrote

I’m considering Lasik - mind sharing your experience?


BoringCrow3742 t1_iwfr4sv wrote

they peel the front of your eyeballs off with a vegomatic razor apparitus slicer, laser the inside of the eyeball, and blue the front of the eyeball back on when done.

i saw it on "how its made", the poor bastard was awake for it with his head secured in a bolted halo. NOOOOPE. i really dont mind glasses.


EtherealPlagued t1_iwfj8h6 wrote

Same with my bf, I kept trying to urge him towards PRK instead but no dice. Now he’s got constant dry eye and his vision is much worse than when he originally had glasses. Plus they’re extremely sensitive to light and wind.


nachtgespenst t1_ix5x7wr wrote

FWIW, I had PRK and had a very bad experience as well. Shitty vision and my eyes are dry and never comfortable.


NotSoAccomplishedEmu t1_iwb9cxe wrote

Bleach splashed in my eye once. I thought I was going blind because my vision completely clouded over. Extremely painful. I took an ambulance to the hospital and was treated for a chemical burn. The ophthalmologist told me bleach was worse than acid getting my eye.

Sorry your parents brushed you off. That was a legit medical emergency. Glad you are ok now.


slt125 OP t1_iwcc3j8 wrote

That is terrifying. Hope your vision returned?


NotSoAccomplishedEmu t1_iwcjd94 wrote

Yes, it took about two weeks to fully return. This was about 25 years ago. Fortunately there was no long term damage.


Atiggerx33 t1_iwc6xx8 wrote

Accidentally sprayed wasp killer in my eyes once. It's truly terrifying until you realize you aren't going blind.


No_Quiet_2741 t1_iwb8cv6 wrote

I remember when I accidentally got a bunch of Milo powder in my eye, I was terrified since my vision went blurry after that. My parents told me to rinse my eye and my mom tried blowing in it. It went red but eventually I could see again but it still hurt for a couple of weeks. I'm still afraid to deal with powders of any kind


slt125 OP t1_iwcbw0d wrote

Ugh! I feel your pain! Glad you are ok!