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Can Facing The Sun With Eyes Closed Damage Vision
No: The risk of staring at the sun is with the open eyes as the light could be focused on the retina and damage the light receptors. It is annoying to have the sun shining for a lengthy period on the eyes, and that is why those sun shields which look like two cups held together with a connecting rod are so popular on the beach. ...Read more
Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?
Not usually.: But, of course, it depends on how bright the light and how long you stare. Cool compresses are even less likely to cause these problems. If you are having changes in your vision, please see a board certified ophthalmologist in your area for a quick examination. Eye sight is a precious thing, and should be protected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the sun damage your eyes when they're closed? Let's say you're lying out in the sun and your eyes are closed with no sunglasses. Are your eye lids enough to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful uv rays? Or is it necessary to put sunscreen on your
Can't tell: That's like asking, "Will a flashlight damage my eyes?" It depends on many factors, such as what one does with the light, how intense is the light, how far away is the light, whether the light is direct or indirect, etc... Neon lights are everywhere, although less common in recent years due to the increasing use of other types of lights, such as LED bulbs. ...Read more
No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can color tone shifting of computer monitors (shifting from blue to red spectrum as the sun sets) reduce eye strain and damage?
No: there is no known damage from computer light. If you find it more comfortable by all means shift your color settings ...Read more
Yes: Most types of contact lenses are not meant to be worn at night. Determine if yours are the type that can (extended wear). Even still your eye membranes are supposed to have time to breath and your eyes should be open. Most people don't sleep this way and even if they did you would need to keep blinking which you don't control during sleep. Dry eyes can damage the delicate membranes. ...Read more
Sleeping in contacts: Although several lenses are fda approved for extended (overnight) wear i don't recommend it. As a corneal specialist I am referred many corneal ulcers and literally the majority of these are in patients that sleep in their contacts, many that are "obeying the rules" and not stretching the lens disposal guidelines. Your safest options? Take out extended wear lenses at night or switch to dailies. ...Read more
Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.
Can shampoo in the eyes cause retinal damage or other serious harm? My floaters seemed worse, and my vision "bright," after shampoo got in my eyes.
Can camera flash change the baby's eye color? For e.g, can blue eyes turn hazel due to the use of flash while the baby's eyes are still developing?
No: A baby's eye color cannot be changed by a camera flash. The eye may darken normally during the first few months of life however. ...Read more
Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?
Not that i know of: As far I know, the answer to all those question is no. Wearing makeup can definitely cause irritation, cogged pores etc. but if you are not having a problem then you are probably ok. I would recommend talking to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (like myself) to get on a good skin care regimen if you are concerned. ...Read more
Can inferior scleral show cause dry eyes, which then leads your eyelids to droop due to your eyes being dry from the scleral show?
Yes, rarely: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which are due to elevation of eye pressure. When the eye is compressed, the pressure increases and there can be damage to the optic nerve. This can be a result of trauma causing a hemorrhage in the orbit, tumors compressing on the eye, and even pressure from sleeping on one's eye. Most often, the pressure build up in glaucoma is due to internal factors. ...Read more
Can mild open angle glaucoma or mild cataracts cause headlight glare & difficulty seeing turn lanes in night driving or could it be travatan?
Not mild glaucoma: Cataract usually cause difficulty with night driving. Mild glaucoma is usually a symptomatic . If it has occurred only since taking travatan it is possible that the drug is irritating the cornea causing a keratitis which could cause visual symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging uv rays. The don't cause reflection toward your skin. You should wear sunglasses whenever you are in the sun. ...Read more
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