'Couldn't See Anymore:' Bored Ape Conference Attendees Wake Up With Searing Eye Pain, Vision Loss

“Been to lots of concerts, festivals, Burning Man, and never have I ever experienced fucked eyes like this.” 
The stage at Ape Fest. Image: Twitter/@BoredApeYC
The stage at Ape Fest. Image: Twitter/@BoredApeYC
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Attendees at a conference for Bored Ape NFT owners are reporting waking up in the middle of the night following laser and blacklight-heavy performances with extreme eye pain and vision loss. 

Yuga Labs, the parent company of Bored Ape Yacht Club, hosted ApeFest in Hong Kong from November 3-5. The event was open to holders of Bored Ape NFTs, a crypto project that peaked in 2021 and recently crashed to a two-year low, costing many investors thousands of dollars. 

“I woke up at 04:00 and couldn’t see anymore. Had so much pain and my whole skin is burned. Needed to go to the hospital,” one attendee posted on the last day of the event. “The doctor told me the uv of the lightning of the stage did it. It has the same effect as sunlight. Still can not see normally..” 

“Same here for me and +1. I had eyeglasses, so was a bit spared, but skin is burned and +1 had the same degree of issues with eyes,” someone replied.

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