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Can camera flash cause lazy eyes?

Can camera flash cause lazy eyes?

No: Usually the bright light just saturates all the receptors thus flash blindness until the cones/rods recover and vision returns. ...Read more

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Do baby eyes get damaged by camera flashes?

Do baby eyes get damaged by camera flashes?

Joking, right?: If that were true, there would be an epidemic of blindness, no? Take as many as you want! ...Read more

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Can a camera flash really damage a baby's eyes?

Can a camera flash really damage a baby's eyes?

Not likely: Lengthy exposure to very bright artificial light may possibly damage the retina, but a brief camera flash is quite unlikely to cause any serious harm. Sunlight, on the other hand, can be very dangerous even with brief exposure due to the high levels of ultraviolet light contained in sunshine. ...Read more

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Is it bad to look directly at camera flash? Can it hurt your eyes?

Is it bad to look directly at camera flash? Can it hurt your eyes?

No: This is a momentary, frequently dazzling impact of light which can be uncomfortable but will do not harm. Movie actors are frequently exposed from this repeatedly over time and have no higher incidence of eye problems than would be expected. ...Read more

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Can a flash from a camera damage a newborn's eye sight?

Can a flash from a camera  damage a newborn's eye sight?

No: Such a light is too diffuse and unfocused to cause any damage. Otherwise we would have an epidemic since photography of newborns is almost routine. ...Read more

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Occasionally I get zig zag line or dark/light spots that resembles a afterimage of camera flash. Sometimes in one eye, others both. Lasts an hour-ish?

Occasionally I get zig zag line or dark/light spots that resembles a afterimage of camera flash. Sometimes in one eye, others both. Lasts an hour-ish?

Migraine?: I suspect a migraine aura which you could see at night or any other time. If you've never experienced this symptom before, make an appointment to see an eye md to reassure your eyes are okay. If you have other symptoms such as headache, nausea, & vomiting, medications may be prescribed if particularly frequent and severe. Usually tees events are stress related. May also have other triggers(food) ...Read more