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Does sleeping with a blindfold affect your light sensitivity?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
No: Light sensitivity cannot be improved or made worse by sleeping with a blindfold.
Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Temporarily : A blindfold reduces the amount of light that enters the eye. The retina will be dark adapted ( more sensitive to low light conditions ) when the blindfold is remove, but the retina and pupil adjust to the increased amount of light very quickly.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
No: It does not. It may help you sleep better.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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