Last night I had a strange eye problem. It’s sort of continuing today, but isn’t quite as bad.
Wednesday evenings we take our puppy to her intermediate dog training classes. Usually when I go I put in my contacts and put on some makeup. These days, since I’ve been home sick (for over two years now!) I don’t really wear make up daily. Only two or three times a week at most when we’re going out. I’ve also tended to wear my glasses when I’m at home because I’ve always found them to be much more comfortable than wearing contacts.
So we went out for about two hours and when I got home I went upstairs to take out my contacts. Chris and I then put together a quick dinner and ate it while watching TV.
As we were eating I noticed that my eyes were bothering me quite a bit. I’d cleaned my glasses earlier in the day, but I grabbed a tissue and gave the lenses a wipe just in case they had a smudge on them.
That didn’t help. My vision seemed to be a bit cloudy. Almost like when you walk into a smoky room. You can still see everything but there’s this haze throughout the room.
I also noticed that my eyes were starting to feel a bit irritated. They had that tired burning kind of irritation.
Once dinner was finished I went upstairs and washed my face. After that, if anything my vision was worse. Not only did everything seem a bit cloudy, but my vision was also becoming somewhat blurry.
I got out the Windex and cleaned my glasses again. I even had Chris take a look at them to be sure there were no smudges. I also went upstairs again, washed my face once more in case it was makeup that was irritating my eyes and I put in some eye drops. The eye drops were “fresh tears” the kind that you use when your contacts are drying out and bothering you.
The funny thing was that you’d expect my eyes to be red and irritated looking for all the trouble they were giving me, but they looked ok. The whites were whites with not even the tiniest reddened areas.
It was a really weird feeling. I could watch TV but it was irritating since everything was kind of cloudy and blurry. Forget about checking my e-mail or doing anything on the computer though!
I guess my eyes started to get a bit better around 12:30 or 1 a.m., but they were still bothering me when I finally went to bed.
My eyes still weren’t normal this morning. I didn’t sleep well overnight and got up too early. So I took a nap for a few hours in the late morning. My eyes are a lot better now, but again, still not back to normal vision.
So now I’m wondering what the heck is going on. At first I thought it was because my contacts had irritated my eyes or maybe even my makeup. Now though I’m not sure. Maybe it’s allergies or a migraine symptom? I do have a slight headache today. Perhaps this proves I need a holiday? Maybe one of those beautiful St. Thomas villa rentals might do me good!
Have you ever experienced something like this? In both eyes at the same time?