I woke up yesterday morning with bright red eyes, almost crusted shut. EW!
After I took a shower, they felt mildly better, but were still bright red. Eye drops didn't help. Makeup didn't help. But off to work I went...well aware of the fact that I looked like I'd been hanging out with Cheech or Chong.
At about 3:00pm, with my eyes throbbing (yes, eyes can throb, I discovered) and a headache approaching migraine level, I surrended and went home.
Home at 3:30, I thought of all the things I wanted to do, but couldn't. Check email? Ouch. Watch TV. Owwie! Read a book. Uh-uh. Moving the eyes back and forth created dull aching pain. I just wanted to close them, even though I wasn't tired. So I ended up taking a well-needed nap. When I woke up an hour later, the eyes felt tired, but not as painful. Today they are a bit red and achy, but not too bad.
Is there such a thing as strained eyeballs???