I went out today for my usual ride. Everything is going good except for about a 15 to 20 mph gusting wind. I am about 5 miles into the ride when the wind whips a piece of trash or something into my left eye. I stop and get the water bottle and try to flush my eye. After going through about a half a bottle of water my eye is hurting and tearing like crazy. I decide that I need to cut the ride short and head back home. Since it is my left eye I can't use my mirror and the wind is blowing so it makes hearing cars almost impossible. I can see fairly well with my right eye but it is tearing also and if I move my eyes around very much the left eye does not like it. So I am pretty much riding along looking just ahead of my front wheel trying to keep my eyes still. I am not happy about the two houses that I know that I am going to have to pass which have dogs so I get off the bike when I get near the houses and luckly no dogs come out to greet me. I make it back home and flush the eye some more and all is well. I am glad that I was close to home when I got trashed. In the past I have had many bugs bounce off my sunglasses but some way this got in my eye as I had just turned my head a little so that I could use my mirror.
Moral of story. Stuff happens. But it better not happen to me again any time soon.