Is it possible to have sore eyes for just one day?

Philippines
July 19, 2012 10:20pm CST
I just received an application for leave from a colleague of mine who was absent the other day. The form indicates that she was absent because of sore eyes and when I checked the duration of her absence, it is written there that is it just for one (1) day which is last Tuesday. I have not experience having sore eyes but I have seen two of my siblings having it and it took them few days before it was gone. How long does sore eyes usually last?
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@ranger07 (555)
20 Jul 12
I think it is very possible. I would try to get a lot of rest for them so they will heal faster.
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• Philippines
20 Jul 12
Thanks for your response. I would consider that and would tell my boss that it is possible because he does not want to sign the leave application because we both think that it is not possible. We will just require my colleague to drop by our office clinic so that the nurse could check her.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
20 Jul 12
It usually last from 3-4 days once the virus has full blown the infection, longer if the weather is hot as it thrives on moist/sweaty and warm environment and can be contacted thru air. But if at the onset it was taken cared of and eye drops are administered to take care of the virus, it can subside overnight. There should be a tell-tale sign of slight rupturing of tiny blood vessels (red and bloodshot eyes)though . Or, it may be false alarm and her eye is just irritated in a bad way that it was mistaken for conjunctivitis.
• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Thank you for the information raine. We believe that it was just an eye irritaton and just use it as an exuse to be absent.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
24 Jul 12
I just wanna share something on the topic of sore eyes. A former work mate is feeling lazy, like he really wants to go home, he's in no mood to work. During that time, summer, sore eyes is very common. So he went to the toilet, and put soap on his eyes. Then went to the HR dept, showed his eyes, and he was given 3 days leave. It's crazy! But it did looked so red and sore plus his eyes were watery so it looks like the real deal. He only admitted it to us after a year.
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
That is really crazy. I know someone who sprayed perfume in her eyes to look like she is having sore eyes. I hope they are not risking their lives in doing those kind of things just to have an excuse to be absent.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
Perhaps it was just an eye irritation and not really sore eyes. I have experienced it several times and it takes a long while. However, perhaps she was just absent that one day because she cannot take the itch or the swelling anymore. But do ask you company doctor about such. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
Hi, thanks for responsing. I also thought the same at first because when my brothers had it, they can't usually open their eyes in the morning because of too much eye boogers and it lasted for days. I also told my boss that it maybe just an eye irritation and not sore eyes but my colleague was insisting that it is indeed sore eyes. She told me that the nurse put something in her eyes before the day of her absence. I would probably bring her leave application to our nurse and have it signed by her because this will fall under sick leave.
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• Philippines
24 Jul 12
Hi, my boss did not sign her leave application and told me to return the form to her and have it signed by our company nurse. She is actually absent today so the form is stil with me. I believe that she only said that it is sore eyes so that her leave would fall under sick leave because she already used all her vacation and special leave credits. I really do not know what is wrong with her but she can't even complete a whole week. She would only report to work for like 2 to 3 times a week. But I noticed that she is definitely present if there are activities likes sports and the likes.
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20 Jul 12
i think it's possible..maybe she put something on her eyes that can heal faster.then she rested well.
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
I will try to consider what you just said rotchie. Thank for sharing.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
22 Aug 12
Well,I can get sore eyes quite often.But most of the times it is a headache located on the back of my eyes.And that pain can last anywhere to 5 minutes to an entire day.I usually sleep it off. If it is an infection,it could last me 1 or 2 weeks.