I was given the numbing jel for each of my 2 injections to my Lt eye with fair result, the experience although not pleasant was not too painful, however, I have just had my first injection to the Rt eye, and although numbing jel was used- it was quite painful. My Dr did give me the choice of an injection to the eye before the actual shot, and said that I would then feel no pain. I should appreciate anyone`s comments about this, as, surely this would still hurt as much as the shot to administer the drug ?