A few months ago I had some sort of an issue that caused my eyelids to swell. Gosh, it really wasn’t pretty. Not a bit. After about a week of not wearing eye make-up … yes, very frightening … I broke down and went to the optometrist. Said doctor informed me that yes, I did have some sort of an allergic reaction, but sometimes ‘these things just happen’. Yeah, I actually paid quite a bit o’cabbage for that advice. He said it could be something in the air, could be a change in soap, could be a lunar eclipse. He didn’t know. However. He wrote me a prescription for Bausch & Lomb Alrex.
Earlier this week it happened again. This time, fortunately, I could actually pinpoint the culprit. Apparently, I have some sort of an allergic reaction to Maybelline loose facial powder. Crazy. I just switched last weekend when I couldn’t find my usual powder and was in a hurry to just get something. I remembered then that the last time this happened, I was using that powder as well.
See? I just may have some detective skillz in me yet.
The kicker is the price of the Alrex for whatever reason is not covered on my prescription plan. $60. Did y’all get that? SIXTY DOLLARS. For 5 ml of eye squirt.
Just so y’all have some perspective on that travesty, let’s review …
Progresso Mushroom Soup (deee-yummy by the way)
18 oz = $2.69
Tostitos Chunky Salsa
24 oz = $4.29
12 oz can = $.50
Baush & Lomb Alrex
5 ml = $60.00
It’s a darn good thing I don’t eat Bausch & Lomb Alrex
with tortilla chips.