I left Medical and went searching for answers
Since glasses and eye things were new to me, I stopped by a friend’s cabin who I met onboard. She wears contacts, so I figured she’d have more experience with these things than I do. While on that deck, I bumped into two women I’d had dinner with on Day 1 and mentioned my eye thing.
They looked and exclaimed, “wow, that’s not normal.” Yep, and I can’t see very well.
Immediately, her first question was, “Do you use the seasick patches?”
“Well,” she began, “my friend used them on a past cruise, had blurry vision for a week afterward, and couldn’t drive.”
I pulled out my phone and immediately searched for the side effects of the drug.
There it was in black and white: the patch can cause blurry vision and dilated pupils.
And then it occurred to me. I’d taken off the patch earlier because it was irritating my skin. I must not have washed my hands well enough and touched my eye.
“Oh my god, I think you’re right,” I said. “I bet that’s what it was. I took off the patch a little while ago.”