bees are expert at going for the eyes- at least in my experience. Twice I have been stung right on the eyelid- the first time the result was identical to yours… FOR THAT reason: the second time it happened I immediately took action: I rushed to get the stinger out, I washed with soapy water, I used the BiteAway heat treatment gizmo, I rushed off an got antihistamines, and then I iced it!
With this ‘MulitiSpectrum’ approach- I totally avoided having an eye swollen shut the next day! I had minimal swelling and within two days the eye was back to normal.
As for suits and veils: if there is a will there is a way- any tiny gap will be exploited by a vicious bee. It’s quite important to check carefully and eschew the casual ‘she’ll be right’ approach… that is- if you want to avoid stings.
But then again- what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?