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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does crying affect my vision?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Briefly: Crying briefly affects vision because the tears created with crying are somewhat irritating to the eyes and can cause redness as well. These are the same type of tears that are produced if something is irritating the eye (reflex tearing). Swelling of the lids associated with crying can also briefly affect the vision. There are no long term effects, however.

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Can crying too much can affect your vision?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Crying: Can temporarily cause eye irritation and blurring, but will not permanently affect your vision.

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