I stuck my finger in my eye

For a week, I was walking around with a black eye.

It wasn’t really bad, but some people were asking me if my boyfriend hit me.

No one believed me when I told them I had stuck my finger in my eye. I was laying in bed and my eyes were bothering me so much that all I could do was rub them. Sometime in the middle of the night, I felt like I had something in my eye. In my sleep induced state, I poked myself in the eye and caused it to turn black and blue. My eye turned bright red. I knew it was time to do something and find out what was irritating my eyes. I called my ophthalmologist and they took me right in. After sticking numbing drops in my eyes, she did all of her testing and told me there wasn’t anything inside, but they were irritated. She gave me eye drops and told me I had to get rid of the dirt in my air. I was really upset that she thought my house was that dirty. She saw my look and backed up while telling me there was something in the air that was causing the irritation. She told me I needed to call the HVAC company and have my ductwork cleaned. I did just that when I got home. I talked to them about cleaning my ductwork and they set up an appointment for the following week. I couldn’t believe how much dust and dirt they removed from my ductwork, and soon after, the air quality improved and my eyes quit itching and burning. I couldn’t believe it all came from dirty ductwork.
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