The Daily Mail reports that the fad started in nightclubs, where waitresses would do it as a party trick, and has now swept to college campuses. People claim the vodka infiltrates your system much more quickly, providing an instant high.
One college student who used to regularly do vodka eyeball shots, Melissa, says her left eye is constantly watering, and doctors say her vision will continue to deteriorate as she gets older. Yikes!
Ok, I can tell you just from hearing about this that THIS IDEA IS STUPID. But if you don’t believe me, listen to this doc, quoted in the Mail article:
“Professor Robin Touquet, consultant in emergency medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, says: ‘At 40 per cent pure ethanol, vodka in the eye would create inflammation and thrombosis – clotting of the blood vessels – such that very little alcohol would be absorbed. Unlike the stomach, the eye does not have a gastro-intestinal lining to protect it and aid absorption.
‘I am absolutely horrified that someone would even think of putting vodka in their eye. It’s self-abuse.
‘In the past, vodka has been used as a disinfectant. At 40 per cent proof, imagine what it can do to an area as sensitive as the eye? It is highly toxic.
‘Poured into the eye over a period of time, it could cause serious damage to both the cornea and the sclera, the white of the eye.’ “
I like vodka, but I like it the old-fashioned way: drinking it. I think I’ll stick with that.
What do you think about vodka eyeballing, Lovelies? Have you ever seen anyone do it?