Do NOT separate mascara clumps with a sewing needle.
I have been doing this for as long as I can remember and never had a problem... until this morning. Two or three of my eyelashes were clumping together, so I pulled out my needle to separate them and accidently poked myself in the eye.
This is what I looked like after the doctor dropped orange dye into my eye...
You can see in the picture that the skin under my eye is stained and my make-up is trashed.
Here's the good news:
1) I found out that eyes heal quickly, so the pain should go away after a couple of days.
2) The eye doctor gave me some sample anti-biotic and lubricating eye drops, therefore I'm saving money by not having to buy prescriptions.
3) Dr. Croft made me feel a little bit better by informing me that he sees women in his office about once a week for the very same thing.