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A 21-year-old male asked:

Glasses i bought on amazon had a strong smell of burnt plastic. now my eyes have been burning and stinging since wearing them. could it damage my eyes?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Probably not: you may be sensitive or irritated by a chemical used to manufacture or package the glasses causing an allergic reaction - stinging/watery or itchy eyes. I would stop wearing the glasses if you haven’t already, and see your optometrist if the symptoms do not go away. Allergies/sensitivities are usually temporary once the cause is removed. Hope you feel better soon!
Last updated Jul 7, 2019


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