I new you couldn’t resist that title…..After a blow to the face this summer during a baseball game, I now have what I refer to as an ALIEN EYE. I normally spend my time up against the fence taking action shots at games but for some reason I decided to sit on the bleachers for a minute and talk to a friend. Well that’s when it hit me, a foul ball came off the bat, up over the backstop and hit me directly in the eye. Of course I was turned talking so I didn’t see it coming. I thought for sure it had knocked my eye out. It immediately went numb and I felt a little queasy for a moment but I’m tough so I shook it off. Luckily there was a paramedic there watching her nephew and our teams pitchers father is an optometrist, so I got immediate care. Bill the optometrist put some drops in my eye and said I needed to come to his office just to make sure I didn’t have a detached retina. Well I’m one of those people that say, “I’ll be fine”.
Once I got home I noticed my eye was bleeding. The ball had cut me right under my lower lashes and that was actually the most painful part. I put ice on it for about 3 hours before I went to bed expecting it to look much worse in the morning. It never really looked to bad until the ALIEN EYE developed.
I now have one very large pupil in my left eye (right side in the photo). Apparently this happens to about 20% of people after taking a had blow to the eye. After I noticed that I made an appointment with the optometrist. By now it had been about 10 days and I had very blurry vision, the only way I could describe what I was seeing was to say it felt like I had my eye open under water all the time. The optometrist spent about 2 hours looking into my eye, running tests, and calling a surgeon in to look at me. Apparently the blurry vision was caused by my eyeball itself being swollen and after about a month the swelling went down and my vision cleared up. The strangest thing, the vision in the ALIEN EYE is perfect now and my other eye now needs glasses. The whole thing has been very strange to say the least. So I now need glasses for far away, and I will have one large pupil for the rest of my life.
By the way….I added that silly hat to the photo of me in my new glasses….I was having a bad hair day and needed to disguise it. LOL My cuter than ever glasses are Kate Spade if you’re interested. This is the way of my life….if it’s strange it always happens to me. So I now have an ALIEN EYE.