I have had IPL on my face to remove hair several times. I wore the goggles I was provided. They got very close to my eye ie top of the cheekbone, sides of eye where crows feet are, and on the top and between my eybrows). The goggles were on, but the flashes were incredibly bright. Is this safe? If any damage was done to my eyes would I notice it immediately or only later? I fear that when they pressed the IPL down it could have created a gap between the goggles and my skin and eyes. Worried.
I also once was having IPL (Palomar) done on my upper arms for several minutes before without the safety goggles. Maybe 50 zaps or more. I May not have been looking directly at it but flashes were coming in from the side of my vision at minimum. Another time the technician accidently discharged the wand in the air. I had the see-through goggles on and have no idea if the laser hit me in the eyes or not. Would the worst case scenario of these events caused damage to my eyes? Expert opinions wanted.