Today I had an eye exam and I was given two kinds of eye drops at various times: one of them was yellow (I can’t remember what this one was for) and the other was a dilator for enlarging my pupils so the optometrist could check them.
For several hours later, my eyes were very sensitive to light. This, I understand, is normal. But then afterwards, persisting to this moment, in fact, I had this odd sensation. It was sort of little bursts of dizziness when I moved my eyes or my head in one direction or another after having been looking in only one direction for a while. For instance, after typing at this computer and looking at the screen for several minutes, if I were to move my eyes off to the side, I’d feel the little burst.
It feels similar to the “brain zaps” you get when you are withdrawing from an SSRI medication. Not quite as severe though.
Is this normal?