Vodka Eyeballing is the Latest Teen Drinking Game
Saturday, July 03, 2010
There is a new teen drinking game and this one might surprise those who think they've heard everything. "Vodka Eyeballing" has been gaining in popularity, so much so that hundreds of videos of drunk teens are showing up online pouring vodka into their eyes. This is an extremely dangerous fad that may cause partying high school and college students severe eye damage.
Why are teens playing this dangerous game? It's saving them money by using less alcohol and it's a quicker way to get drunk.
Those who are playing this dangerous game are typically quite intoxicated so they aren't alert enough to flush their eye out with water after foolishly pouring vodka on it, possibly causing long term damage to the eye. The alcohol absorbs into the bloodstream right away after entering the sinuses. Because vodka is about 40-50% pure alcohol, pouring vodka on the eyeball could take off the top layer of the cornea and potentially cause permanent scarring.
Information about this dangerous trend of Vodka Eyeballing should be passed on to parents, eye care professionals who haven't heard about it and schools. With many Rhode Island teens heading off to college later this summer, this might be the perfect time to not just talk about alcohol poisoning but trendy drinking games that could cause a life-changing result.
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