Avatar universal

Worried about my vision

Hello, I sometimes get a little sulfate free Native body wash soap in my eyes no matter how careful I try to be in the shower, and possibly some vegan Earth to Skin ingredients in my eyes on several occasions. I barely have rinsed my eye out after these times have happened. I probably did one or two splashes of water in my eye and that was all, on some but not all occasions- online says to rinse your eye for 20 minutes, I just learned. However, sometimes i wouldn't splash my eye and there would only be very light irritation to the eye after chemical exposure and then the irritation would stop so again, I didn't bother to rinse my eye out sometimes for these minor irritations. I just left the substance in my eye and it stopped feeling irritated seconds after it got in my eye. Should I worry about getting vision loss because I'm not rinsing out mild irritation in my eye? How long does it take my eye to heal after being irritated? This has been affecting how I think about life everyday. I keep thinking my life is over for not rinsing the substances out of my eye even though it stopped hurting quickly after exposure. I have no vision loss currently, but I am concerned that I could be damaging my eyes even though the irritation was mild and stopped fast. The ingredients of native body wash are Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Salt, Sodium Salicylate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, and the ingredients of the Earth to Skin product are Ingredients: Water ((Aqua) Eau), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Olivate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Sorbitan Olivate, C12-16 Alcohols, Pentylene Glycol, Honey Extract, Jojoba Esters, Adenosine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Palmitic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Cellulose Gum, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Citric Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Caramel, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985) Thank you for your help, I keep fearing going blind and barely find the ability to live my life
comfortable anymore. I even tried to put on goggles the other day but the fumes inside of the goggles irritated my eyes- I had to take them off and rinse them. This led me to feel concerned for vision loss further. I don't know what chemicals were in the goggles that caused my eyes to feel irritated once my goggles started to fog up in the shower. I don't swim. These goggles have never been in chlorine. Thank you for taking the time to read this and helping me have clarity.
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
233488 tn?1310693103
If you eyes are okay now you have not damaged them. The absolute first thing I would do is STOP using those two products and use a bland body wash like Ivory soap and if you must use the Vegan to Skin use it from the neck down and not on your face. Or once again get a bland, safe, main line product.  Your reaction suggests you might benefit discussion these overblown concerns with a psychiatrist or psychologist.    
Helpful - 0
Thank you. I just know I have only one pair of eyes and I keep accidentally getting stuff in them
The things that can damage your eye badly if gets in are strong acids or strong bases.  Most facial products do not contain them.  Be sure you see an Eye MD ophthalmologist yearly and discuss your fears and concerns with her/him.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Eye Care Community

Top General Health Answerers
177275 tn?1511755244
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Grand Prairie, TX
Avatar universal
San Diego, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.