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Hey, you know what REALLY sucks? Getting sawdust in your eye.

Hey, you know what sucks EVEN MORE THAN THAT? Thinking you’ve got sawdust in your eye, going to the eye doctor, and then learning that you’ve actually got a damn TICK ON YOUR EYEBALL!

Oh yeah, ‘Trigger Warning’ (Sorry, I forgot).

Onward With The ‘Tick in Eye’ Stuff:

Chris Prater, an electrical worker from Kentucky, was working at a tree-cutting job in Johnson County when he felt something enter his eye. 

“The thing of it is, I really didn’t want to go to the doctor,” Prater told WYMT. “I figured if it was something it would come out on its own.”

Assuming the irritation was from sawdust, he flushed his eye but the discomfort continued – eventually prompting Prater to seek the help of an optometrist. 

According to Prater, the doctor was immediately able to identify the source of his eye irritation: a damn TICK!

“When the doctor finally comes in, he was looking at it. He said: ‘I know what’s in your eye.’” Prater recalled. “He said: ‘It’s a tick.’ That’s when I got scared a little bit. 

Editor’s Note: “Scared a little bit?” How about creeped out and losing a battle against an uncontrollable urge to GOUGE said eyeball out of your socket? I watch Ed Wood movies; I know what can happen.

“I leaned around and looked at him and I asked him if he was joking and he said ‘No, you have a deer tick or some type of tick.’”

To remove the tick, the doctor first numbed Prater’s eye and then used tweezers to pull the bugger out. 

“Once he grabbed ahold of it and pulled it off, the tick made a little popping sound when it came off of my eye,” Prater said. 

Editor’s Note: Ooh! ‘TRIGGER WARNING!’ S***, I keep forgetting that part.

According to Prater, who was sent home with antibiotics and steroid drops, he sprays himself with bug repellant every day before work. 

He also urged kids who are hiking or camping to spray themselves – but acknowledged that you can’t “spray your eyes.”

Editor’s Note: THE HELL I CAN’T!

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