A bride-to-be’s magnificence prep ended up ruining her marriage ceremony after her eyelash extensions landed her within the hospital with sliced eyeballs – leaving her susceptible to going blind.
Alexis Theriot, 33, Elkhart County, Indiana, determined to get her lashes enhanced forward of her huge day to attain a ‘glam’ look and pace up the method of preparing forward of the ceremony.
The mom-of-four went to a lash technician who had achieved her eyelashes earlier than, simply two days earlier than she was because of get hitched to her fiancé Cameron Theriot, 33, on September 2.
Alexis Theriot, 33, Elkhart County, Indiana, revealed that her marriage ceremony day was ruined after lash extension tape sliced each of her eyeballs
The mom-of-four received eyelash extensions two days earlier than she married her fiancé Cameron Theriot, 33, in Tennessee
‘I believed as an alternative of making use of a lash every day round my marriage ceremony day I might simply get my lashes achieved, and they’d be there for the entire week of my marriage ceremony and after,’ she stated, ‘however I deeply regretted it.’
The beautician utilized adhesive tape to Alexis’ decrease lash line to forestall her eyelids and lashes from getting glued collectively firstly of the two-hour appointment.
‘She put the tape on and it felt very uncomfortable,’ she recalled. ‘I instructed her, and he or she stated, “Your eyes are most likely delicate,” however my eye felt very irritated, virtually to the purpose of [it] being insufferable.’
Alexis continued with the appointment, however her eye ache continued to extend.
‘When she was achieved, she pulled the tape off, and it was an immediate aid, however on the way in which house my eyes have been hurting an increasing number of,’ she defined.
‘I attempted to go to mattress, however I saved not getting good sleep due to my eyes. They have been irritating me and saved waking me, and the subsequent morning it felt like they have been on hearth.’
Alexis (pictured along with her now-husband earlier than the ordeal) recalled how the technician utilized adhesive tape to her decrease lash line to forestall her eyelids and lashes from gluing collectively
Alexis stated the ache was instant and received to the purpose of being ‘insufferable,’ however the girl reassured her that her eyes have been simply ‘delicate’
‘The subsequent morning it felt like they have been on hearth,’ Alexis stated of the excruciating ache
Alexis was nonetheless in excruciating ache when she made the grueling ten-hour drive from her house in Indiana to her marriage ceremony venue in Tennessee the day after her lash appointment.
‘I simply pushed by and received my children within the automobile to begin my drive,’ she stated.
Alexis messaged the lash technician, who instructed her to purchase an over-the-counter ache reliever and eye drops, however they failed to appease her ‘burning eyeballs.’
After lastly making it to the mountain venue on the eve of her marriage ceremony, the mother sought recommendation from a good friend who’s an optometrist and was instructed to see a health care provider.
On the morning of her huge day, she was pressured to drive to a close-by hospital, the place she realized the extent of her eye accidents.
The anxious bride-to-be was held up for hours whereas being examined by docs and ready for an important prescription forward of the 5 p.m. ceremony.
Alexis messaged the lash technician, who instructed her to purchase an over-the-counter ache reliever and eye drops, however they failed to appease her ‘burning eyeballs’
Alexis was nonetheless in ache when she made the grueling ten-hour drive from her house in Indiana to her marriage ceremony venue in Tennessee
On the morning of her huge day, she was pressured to drive to a close-by hospital, the place she realized the extent of her eye accidents
‘I had some puss and blood drainage from my proper eye, in order that they needed to attempt to clear numerous that off as a result of it was crusted shut from sleeping,’ she defined. ‘It was very painful for them to even contact the pores and skin on the proper facet of my eye and touching my eye was much more painful.
‘I began crying due to the ache and my tears really stung my eyes worse. The ache was insufferable,’ she recalled. ‘The physician put dye in each of my eyes and checked out them beneath a particular gentle and instructed me that they have been each reduce and bruised – and one was “extreme.”
‘They stated I had a hemorrhage in my proper eye – a important one and a smaller one – so presumably two and the strain was very excessive.’
Alexis was warned that if the strain did not go down, she might face imaginative and prescient loss and even blindness.
‘The docs stated the tape rubbing is how I received a reduce the whole size of my eye as a result of that’s the actual placement of the place the decrease lash line is and the damage on my eye,’ she stated.
‘The physician instructed me that if I did not get the eyedrops quickly and a foul sufficient an infection set in, it might take my eyesight, and I wanted to take it very critically.’
‘The physician put dye in each of my eyes and checked out them beneath a particular gentle and instructed me that they have been each reduce and bruised,’ she defined
Alexis was additionally instructed that she had a hemorrhage in her proper eye, and if the strain does not go down, she might develop imaginative and prescient loss and even blindness
Alexis spent over eight hours on the hospital and pharmacy attempting to get an important prescription on her marriage ceremony day
Hospital docs administered numbing drops to Alexis’ eyes, however she stated they wore off after an hour, and the excruciating ache set in once more.
After leaving the hospital along with her prescription, she needed to wait two hours for a close-by pharmacy to open. She then realized the medicine wasn’t in inventory, and the pharmacist needed to name it in from one other location.
Alexis was gone for greater than eight hours earlier than she was in a position to rush again to her marriage ceremony venue, saying she ‘wasted her entire morning.’
‘I made it to the venue at 3:30 p.m. and nobody was dressed and my hair and make-up wasn’t achieved,’ she stated. ‘I received all my kids prepared, however I did not even have sufficient time to do my hair and my daughter’s hair precisely how I wished it. It was simply very disorganized.’
Alexis felt her marriage ceremony day was already ruined and wished to postpone the ceremony as a result of she was in a lot ache, however that wasn’t an possibility.
‘I did not even wish to do the marriage anymore, and it isn’t that I did not wish to marry him. I simply wished to have the ability to get pleasure from it, however I used to be in a lot ache that nothing was satisfying,’ she defined.
Alexis wished to postpone the ceremony as a result of she was in a lot ache, however she had no different possibility however to undergo with it
‘It actually put an enormous damper on my trip and marriage ceremony day, and I simply regretted getting the extensions a lot,’ she stated
Docs instructed Alexis that if her proper eye doesn’t begin to heal within the subsequent couple of weeks, she might develop glaucoma, a situation that might result in imaginative and prescient loss and blindness
‘I wished to delay the marriage a number of days, however I could not as a result of the venue was already taken for all the different days, and I would not get my a reimbursement, so I simply felt actually pressured to proceed with the marriage.
‘I wished to have this superior household second, so I simply put my courageous face on and received by it, however it wasn’t in any respect the way it was imagined to go. It actually put an enormous damper on my trip and marriage ceremony day, and I simply regretted getting the extensions a lot.’
Alexis stated docs have confirmed that her left eye is therapeutic properly, however the strain in her proper eye stays excessive because of the deeper reduce and ensuing hemorrhages.
If her eye doesn’t begin to heal within the subsequent couple of weeks, she might develop glaucoma – a situation the place the optic nerve turns into broken because of strain from swelling. It could possibly trigger imaginative and prescient loss and blindness.
As she anxiously waits to seek out out if she might be completely blinded by her ordeal, the newlywed needs to warn different ladies concerning the potential dangers of eyelash extensions.
”I am simply hoping that in six weeks I get a transparent invoice of well being for my eye,’ she stated. ‘No lash extensions are fully protected as a result of even when it solely occurs one in a single thousand, you may be that one, so it is simply luck of the draw. It might occur to anybody.
‘My private suggestion could be if you need lashes for a special day simply go along with the glue-on lashes,’ she suggested. ‘I might by no means get eyelash extensions once more, magnificence isn’t value your well being.’