Sunblock and Burning Eyes
This seems so trivial to post, but it's a good reminder. Today, I used sunblock on my face before going outdoors and on to an appointment. This was a "kid's" brand called Dri-Blok by Banana Boat. Well, yow, I put this stuff on at 1:00 pm and it's 8:00 pm now and I'm still "smarting."
I had to be at an appointment at 2 pm and had a hard time driving, even with my Panoptx goggles (with darkened lens). I washed my eyes out with water, took a wet washcloth and cleaned the area, used Thera-Tears profusely and none of it seemed to help.
The "active ingredients" are: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisilate, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone. I'm not checking spelling of those, or the percentage in product as I had to use a magnifying glass to read the label. This stuff is potent and I don't ever remember getting burning eyes to this extent and I've used a lot of sunblock in my time. Moreover, it's for children. Not sure why I bought it as I don't have any of those.
Take special care when putting sunblock or suntan lotion on your face, especially around your eyes!!! It burns badly.
Lucy with the bloodshot,squinting eyeballs.
Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.
The Dry Eye Queen