What is amazing about shingles is that it only occurs on what side of the body. I had it when I was about 50. Had to red welts on the top of my head and the left side of my forehead was swollen along with the area of my head by my ear. I also had an area on my upper arm and just above my ankle affected. I got off very lucky as it was never painful for me; it only felt like a super mild sunburn.Glad to hear you came out of this OK.
My mother had shingles that affected nerves on one side of her face below around and above one eye. I don't know that it affected the eyes like yours, but her face and eyes hurt a lot. Really affected her quality of life in her last year, and wore away at her strength and spirit.
so far I have the original shingles vaccine myself and hoping Shingrix becomes more available. I am concerned about getting the first shot and not being able to get the second.
My dad had it a few years ago and it was pretty bad. I saw him after most of it had gone away, but he was bothered with some major headaches for quite some time after the rash went away.