After several visits with my optometrist and finally an emergency visit with an ophthalmologist on Tuesday, I found out what's going on with my left eye.
Extreme dry eye.
Not a big deal, you say? Well, here's why it sucks. My tear ducts (in BOTH eyes) are not producing tears. So my eyelids have helpfully decided to produce an oily discharge which leaves me with a left eye that offers blurred vision, a sensitivity to light and a few more annoying side effects. Because I wore contacts while this was going on, my cornea became inflamed and because my eye is just not producing tears, my cornea is not healing at the rate it should be.
So right now I have corticosteroid eye drops that I have to put into my eyes four times a day, Systane which basically is like having artificial tear drops, and I have to do a hot compress on my eyelids twice a day. Apparently the compress is the best thing for my eyes. IDK. Science.
I have to see the ophthalmologist again on November 6th and he was pretty confident in a week's time (aka this upcoming Tuesday) my eyes should be better but hey, I was told everything would be fine after the first visit with my optometrist and my eye got worse. So who knows what horrors my eye has in store for me.
But it's nothing serious. I was tested for a lot of serious stuff and the answer is that my eyes have decided that they should run on oil instead of THINGS THAT ARE NOT OIL.
It's just seriously annoying.