That Time I Broke a Blood Vessel in My Eye

Sooooo you may or may not have seen it on my Instagram stories, but I accidentally broke a blood vessel in my eye on Tuesday night. It looks pretty ugly but whatever, I guess.  So here’s what happened:

My makeup remover pads weren’t in the bathroom because Alex took them out to make a snowman or do some sort of arts and crafts project where he needed stuffing so he pillaged the pads and cotton balls. I was too lazy to go find them and decided to just use a tissue to remove my eye makeup. I was wearing waterproof eyeliner and mascara so I applied more force than I should have used given the flimsy de-application tool I was using lol. I ended up feeling a tiny pinch in my eye and messing up my contact. I blinked it back into place and thought that was that. A few minutes later, I was laying down with Zach to read with him and he goes, “Mommy, why is your eye all red?”

I just assumed that it was normal irritation and brushed it off. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that I went into another room to talk to Jay and he audibly gasped at me. “Your eye!” He exclaimed. “I think you popped a blood vessel!”

I rushed to the mirror and, yup. Silly old me. It looks worse than it feels. Alex has been a bit squeamish to look at it (we had a convo about how just because someone has something that may be uncomfortable to look at, it doesn’t mean they aren’t still a good person or, in this case, the person you know and love, blah blah blah). I’ve been wearing my glasses for two days so that helps detract attention from it. I’ve heard anecdotes from people who have broken a blood vessel in their eye before that it takes anywhere from 4 – 14 days. Fingers crossed I’m one of those 4-day-ers! 😉

And that’s my story lol. (Not very graphic, thumbnailed-sized) pictures after the jump for anyone who likes to look at semi-gross stuff.

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