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If you shine a bright light in your eye will your vision go small?

If you shine a bright light in your eye will your vision go small?

Pupil size: Bright light in the eyes does indeed cause your vision via the pupil to get smaller. Less light coming through the smaller pupil is usually the normal natural response to keep from overwhelming the retina. The peripheral field of vision is constricted with this respose and the central macula, needing the brighter level of light is in control. ...Read more

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I shined a bright light in my eye and now everything is green and blue and I can't see certain colors is that bad?

I shined a bright light in my eye and now everything is green and blue and I can't see certain colors is that bad?

Eye condtion: If you are concerned about your vision please see an eye doctor right away. Catching something early on is very helpful and important. The fact that you put a light in your eye suggests you had some concerns about your eye in the first place. Loosing color vision needs to be a assessed by your eye doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you get a bright light in your eye and you start seeing spots in your vision?

What exactly happens when you get a bright light in your eye and you start seeing spots in your vision?

See an eye doc: You may have a vitreous detachment or a retinal problem. Please see an eye doc asap. If you have any vision change or developing a blind spot then you need to see an eye doc immediately or go to er. ...Read more

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In the past when I have had eye examinations I have gotten nauseous when the doctor shines a bright light in my eye as part of the examination. I have now been diagnosed with glaucoma. Is that related?

In the past when I have had eye examinations I have gotten nauseous when the doctor shines a bright light in my eye as part of the examination. I have now been diagnosed with glaucoma. Is that related?

Not likely: Photosensitivity during an ocular exam is common. Aversion to examinations with nausea or a vaso vagal reaction is not unusual and tends to lessen with the examination experience over time. As far as sensitivity to light/nausea and glaucoma, not likely related except for inflammatory glaucoma or congenital glaucoma in babies in which photo aversion is common. ...Read more

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What causes a bright white light in my eye when closed and trying to sleep?

What causes a bright white light in my eye when closed and trying to sleep?

Could be serious: Depending on how long you have had this symptom, this can be bad. Retinal detachment, migraine, brain issues would be on my list. If it is chronic, I am not sure. You probably deserve an appointment with your doctor, ophthalmologist, or a neurologist. ...Read more

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After looking at bright light I started seeing zig zags out of one eye, even with eyes closed. Lasted about 20 min. Very scary. Anything serious?

After looking at bright light I started seeing zig zags out of one eye, even with eyes closed. Lasted about 20 min. Very scary. Anything serious?

Migraine: You probably have experienced an occipital migraine. This is a benign issue affecting the circulation to the occipital lobe which might have been triggered by staring at the light. These events go away quickly and cause no change in the eye vision or health. ...Read more

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For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.

For a week, when I close my eyes to sleep, I have bright white flashes of light. The room is completely dark but my eyes see bright light when closed.

Flashing lights: In visual field indicates a need for you to see your opthalmogist (eye doc) ASAP. It MAY be a retina that is detaching or it may be more minor. Either way be safe. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Last night I pointed the flashlight of my phone towards my eyes, when I woke up there was this bright light in my eyes, is it optical illusion? I'm scared

Last night I pointed the flashlight of my phone towards my eyes, when I woke up there was this bright light in my eyes, is it optical illusion? I'm scared

Probably nothing: It is very unlikely you did any damage to your eye because of the flashlight unless you feel pain or a tearing like sensation or any other atypical symptoms and change in your vision then I would not worry at all. ...Read more

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What causes my eyes to hurt in the bright light?

What causes my eyes to hurt in the bright light?

Sunglasses: Fair skinned complexion and some eye disorders can make a person photophobic. In all forms of uveitis and keratitis eys will become sensitive to light. See an ophthalmologist if it becomes a significant problem to you and especially if one eye becomes red and the vision reduced. ...Read more

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Help please! Is bright light healthier for your eyes than dimmed light?

Help please! Is bright light healthier for your eyes than dimmed light?

No: It is just a matter of comfort. Bright lights will increase contrast. Patients with cataracts and any other condition that leads to decreased vision will see better with brighter lights. If you have nothing wrong with your eyes, you should see well in both high and low contrast environments. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt when I look into a bright light?

Why do my eyes hurt when I look into a bright light?

Protective reflex: The only source of bright light while eyes were evolving was the sun. Staring into the sun could cause a burn of the light reception and permanent damage. So the eye has evolved to avoid such an exposure. The eye does not "know" whether it is sunlight or bright artificial light so it reacts with pain and avoidance when a light is centered on the eye. ...Read more

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Why is it that your eyes hurt when you look into a bright light?

Why is it that your eyes hurt when you look into a bright light?

Reflex: Strongly bright light can be uncomfortable and maybe even dangerous. The discomfort you feel is a protective reflex and is your eyes way of telling you not to stare at such light. ...Read more

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What can lead to the sharp pain at the back of your eyes when you look into bright light?

What can lead to the sharp pain at the back of your eyes when you look into bright light?

Normal or disease: This could just be a normal response to bright light. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) - bright lights causes pain. Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If it is getting worse, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops I could use?

My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops I could use?

Sometimes the: Surface of the eye gets dried out, this can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The are other causes of light sensitivity. Try lubricating eye drops first to see if it helps, if no improvement you will need to have your eyes examined. ...Read more

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Eye pain. My eyes hurt is it because of the bright light, what to do?

Eye pain. My eyes hurt is it because of the bright light, what to do?

Inflamation!: Uveitis is inflamation of the uvea (choriod, ciliary body, and iris): when any or all parts of the uvea is inflamed it is called uveitis. The most common symptom is pain that is exacerbated by light. You need to see eye specialist for full evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I got shot in my right eye buy a nerf gun and when I look at any bright light it hurts my right eye?

What to do if I got shot in my right eye buy a nerf gun and when I look at any bright light it hurts my right eye?

Uveitis: Sounds like you have anterior uveitis. Inflamation inside the eye. You need to see ophthalmologist for treatment and evaluation for other injury to the eye. ...Read more

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I have a migraine which flashes lights on my eyes, it starts as a bright light and then I just get an awful headache.?

I have a migraine which flashes lights on my eyes, it starts as a bright light and then I just get an awful headache.?

Migraine with Aura: Migraines typically start during the teen years and in your case, it seems you are having visual aura leading to the actual head pain. You should consult your primary physician (if you have already consulted pcp, then you should consult either a pain physician or a neurologist) for optimum management of these headaches. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having a bright light shoot through my left eye, I lose vision for that split second. What could this be?

Lately I've been having a bright light shoot through my left eye, I lose vision for that split second. What could this be?

Detached retina: 'flashes of light' with vision loss may be a sign of detached or 'detaching' retina which is an emergency. The retina is located at the back of the eye and is important for normal vision.
Detached retina can be painless and progress to vision loss--so it is best to get seen by an ophthomologist right away. ...Read more

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My eyes is easily tired and sometimes in a little pain and I can't handle too bright light. But my degree is fine not using specs. Why?

My eyes is easily tired and sometimes in a little pain and I can't handle too bright light. But my degree is fine not using specs. Why?

Dry Eye Syndrome: Your symptoms could be related to tear abnormality.
Consult your ophthalmologist for testing and evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes are very sensitive to light. I have to keep my laptop brightness much lower than most people. They hurt when bright light is in view?

My eyes are very sensitive to light. I have to keep my laptop brightness much lower than most people. They hurt when bright light is in view?

Eye exam: These symptoms could be due to certain headache or other neurologic syndromes or could be a problem with your eyes. Some people are just more sensitive to light. See your doctor for a proper exam and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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My 4 yrs son is diagnsd with short sightedness & stigmatism (-6, +2.25x90)both eyes. He also cant tolerate natural bright light. Could these be related?

Not likely: More likely due to his age and lack of pigment in the lens of the child's eye. This is normal and as a person gets older and more exposed to ultraviolet light, the crystalline lens of the eye will get more pigmented and yellowed then brown. This is why newborn babies do not like to go out in the sunlight and squint or put their hands up to block the light. This will get better with age. ...Read more

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My eyes are starting to bug me. Like I feel them sensible. Like if I were staring at a bright light. Its hurting even when its dark. Why? I hv glasses

My eyes are starting to bug me. Like I feel them sensible. Like if I were staring at a bright light. Its hurting even when its dark. Why? I hv glasses

Get it checked now: Any change in vision or eye movement should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist, sooner rather than later! ...Read more

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I tilted my magnifier mirror on a window & the bright light from outside reflected into my eyes for a few seconds accidentally. Could this cause harm?

I tilted my magnifier mirror on a window & the bright light from outside reflected into my eyes for a few seconds accidentally. Could this cause harm?

Don't do it again: This probably did not do any harm as long as it was only momentary and you follow my advice to not do it again. High intensity light can cause retinal damage and is associated with macular hole formation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to bright light?

Several causes: Many possible causes of what doctors call "photophobia", or excess light sensitivity. Corneal disorders like scarring or inflammation, dry eye, cataract, inflammation inside the eye (iritis) and certain retinal problems all come to mind. A thorough eye examination will help pinpoint the cause. Sometimes, no cause is found and the patient is just labeled "photophobic". Sunglasses will help. ...Read more

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When I switch my bright light to dim light it is hard for me to define things for a few minutes or until I close my eyes. Why?  Happened for 3 days.

When I switch my bright light to dim light it is hard for me to define things for a few minutes or until I close my eyes. Why?  Happened for 3 days.

Unsure: Sounds like your eyes are having trouble adjusting to changes in light. If this is something new or is not typical for your vision, you should be evaluated by an Ophthalmologist sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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