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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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How does your eye sustain a picture, after your eyes adjust in a dark room, from a flash from say a camera?

How does your eye sustain a picture, after your eyes adjust in a dark room, from a flash from say a camera?

After-image: The retina contains light receptors. A chemical reaction occurs inside these cells when stimulated by light, which in turn creates an electric signal that the brain interprets as light. Once the chemical reaction ends, the cells "re-charge" - slower with intense light. The stark difference between the bright light and dark room keeps the cells stimulated a little longer, creating an after-image. ...Read more

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