Normally I wouldn't post a picture like this. But there's an important message here, so please stick with me for a bit.
On Friday I had a party. I wore color lenses, to complement the outfit. I wore them all night. The next day, Saturday, I woke up with intense pain in my right eye. My dad drove me to the hospital and there they told me my cornea was scratched so badly that the doctor actually sounded astounded because of it. Turns out something must have been under the lens, me not feeling it, which sandpapered my eye all night long.
LUCKILY this should heal itself over time.
I am writing this now, with one eye, warning you to PLEASE be careful with lenses in general.
This could happen to anybody. I've used color lenses many times, I know how to use them. I couldn't feel anything at the moment itself. But I could have taken them out earlier. I could have closed one eye every once in a while to see if both eyes were doing okay individually. But I didn't. Please take this warning.
I've been lucky. Hopefully over time I will get vision back, and I should be fine. But right now, I can barely see anything through the irritation and the lack of depth perception. I've lost one eye now for a bit of time. Don't take yours for granted. Please.
But also move on. I could be down about this. And give up for now. But I won't. Yes, I'm in pain. Yes, things take WAY more time to do on a daily basis. But I still try to do what I can. And I try to be as positive as I can. Because that's the only companion you have when you have to deal with something someone else isn't dealing with.
Live life. Smile! Look for the positivity you didn't know you needed. Never. Look. Down.