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A 35-year-old member asked:

will rubbing the sleep out of my eyes eventually lead to vision loss?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Probably not: Rubbing the eyes lightly shouldn't cause any problems. Better still to wash the lids with warm water and apply artificial tears than vigorous rubbing.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Best to wash your face and lids/lashes to clear the "sleep" debris.

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