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The Dangers of Self-Diagnosis

 
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I sat hunched over in my seat with my hands over my face and tears streaming from eyes as my friend drove quickly to the mall.

After explaining my problem, the eyeglass store was reluctant to see me stating “they don’t handle medical eye appointments.” Still, I convinced them to help me since I only needed assistance removing a contact that was obviously very stuck.

I was directed to sit in the exam chair. It took only a few minutes until I was told, “You do not have a contact in your eye. You have a cornea abrasion.”

Oh, this doesn’t sound good.

The Internet can be resourceful but only if you really know what you are suffering from.

Edited by Jody Smith

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