If involving the eye
Usually herpes on facial areas are nuisances for most folks, especially just on the lips, but can occur any where.
If it involves the eye
and causes herpes keratitis
(infection of the cornea) it can be bad if not treated promptly! this is similar to zoster/shingles
involving the eyes (zoster=chicken pox virus=herpes virus
). Hope this answered your question. Consult your doc, good luck.