Teens getting drunk by pouring vodka in eyes

(NBC) - A lot of shocking things go viral on the Internet and the latest trend is almost unbelievable.

Teens are pouring vodka straight into their eyes.

As disturbing as it may be, "eyeballing" is a trend that seems to be picking up steam with young people across the nation.

It's even got its own Facebook page.

Some teens say it helps them get drunker, faster.

Others say it helps them hide the smell of alcohol on their breath from their parents.

Whatever the reason, ophthalmologist Dr. Marc Bosem says it's a bad idea.

"If you were to pour alcohol on your eye, it would first hit this outer layer, and all those cells wouldn't be able to function," Bosem said. "If it hit your optic nerve, you could go blind."

Let that be a fair warning, to not try this at home!

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