A mother-to-be feared she’d never be able to see her son after she endured a reaction to false eyelashes and moved blindly for two days.
Stacey Louise Ball, from Thamesmead, south east London, that is six months pregnant, feared she’d undergo permanent sight reduction after she had the terror reaction – causing her eyelids to swell and fill with pus.
The 22-year-old that has lost the majority of her natural lashes has been getting false lashes at the same salon for about three years without any problems,” but because of the heatwave, ” she moved along to a salon for the treatment.
Stacey claims as soon as she got home, her eyes started swelling
And that she was abandoned with itchy eyes oozing with green gunk that caused her to shed vision in her right eye for two days entirely.
Remembering the terrifying incident, she said: ‘The heat was just too much for me being six months pregnant, so that’s why I decided to try a new place which was closer.
‘I presumed I would ignore it at first, but it was awful. It was, and I assumed I was going blind. My eye was only getting worse and worse.
‘I lost my vision for two days, and I was getting by with my left eye, but everything was so blurry, I could barely see out of it. I didn’t want to go blind.’
Stacey paid $23 to have her eyebrows tinted and false lashes put on at M-S salon on July 1 9, only a 15-minute walk from her house.
The beautician asked Stacey if she had had a patch evaluation and because she said she had one at a different store, Stacey claims she didn’t give her one.
After spending five minutes on her behalf brows,” Stacey claims the beautician abandoned her in the chair while she whined to another consumer before returning to take another thirty minutes applying the false eyelashes.
Stacey said she was surprised while the beautician put masking tape below her eyelids and the false lashes on the top as she is used to having them being applied below her lashes at her regular salon in Woolwich, southeast London.
Stacey, whose fiance George Hoare had to help dispense eyedrops greatly, said: I must have sat in the chair for at least half an hour where the lady took so long to do my lashes.
‘In my local store, it takes fifteen minutes maximum. It felt somewhat different, and the eyelashes didn’t come to feel comfortable. ‘The lady got glue in my eye, and I remember she was wiping it, and it got sore.’
After she got home, her eyes started hurting, and the following morning after she awakened, her eyes ended up trapped together and that she had to prise them receptive.
The beauty enthusiast spoke to an urgent situation physician who prescribed her eye drops; nevertheless, they didn’t operate and that she moved back into the GP who then called her into Moorfields Eye Hospital in central London.
‘When I thought I couldn’t see, I went to the doctor’s straight away.
‘I was waking with my eyes entirely pasted together, and a great deal of gunky material was coming out.
‘I had severe headaches for three days and pain under my eye and above it and felt ill generally with the heat and the stress and the pregnancy on top.’
Pressured she might get rid of her eyesight while pregnant and becoming increasingly uncomfortable, Stacey called the salon to complain and instructed them about the awful pain she was suffering.
However, she said the salon denied responsibility.
Stacey is adamant M-S is to blame and says she has never experienced any issues in the three years she has regularly used New Appearance’s services.
She said: ‘I rang the shop and they are putting the blame on the other salon.
‘They had been rude if you ask me personally, and I don’t like the way I am being treated.’
Stacey remains without lashes for the longest period time in 3 years and is resting at home by which she is being sought after by mommy Lisa Ball, forty-three.