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Doctor insights on: Can Watching Televison In Dark Be Bad On Your Eyes

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Can watching televison in dark be bad on your eyes?

Can watching televison in dark be bad on your eyes?

No: The eyes will function as best as they can given whatever conditions you find yourself in. Tv emits its own light, as do video screens, and your viewing comfort will depend upon optical clarity and image brightness. No harm is done if these are not optimized although you might have to strain if they are not comfortable. ...Read more

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Does turning on your phone in the dark and feeling such bad eyestrain so you have to close them bad?

Does turning on your phone in the dark and feeling such bad eyestrain so you have to close them bad?

No Damage: Eye strain may give you a headache, but generally leads to no lasting impairment. If you have to close your eyes for a rest, do it. If your vision is blurry, see (joke in there somewhere) your doctor. ...Read more

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I spend hours on the computer and watching t.V. Can these things really cause a lazy eye?

No: Lazy eyes are a product of vision issues in infancy and young childhood. If you are simply saying the only issue is that one of your eyes turns out or in after prolonged computer use that is due to fatigue and not from the video screen. ...Read more

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Can using your phone in the dark hurt your eyes?

Can using your phone in the dark hurt your eyes?

No: It won't hurt your eyes any more than it hurts a cup to put water in it. ...Read more

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Will looking at your smartphone or computer or tv in the dark with the lights off ruin your vision? My vision has gotten blurry look at a distance.

Will looking at your smartphone or computer or tv in the dark with the lights off ruin your vision? My vision has gotten blurry look at a distance.

No risk, no worry: The idea that reading, looking at TV, or otherwise using your eyes in dim light might harm vision is an old wives' tale. Don't worry about it. At 29, your at an age when visual acuity naturally starts to deline -- look at the millions of people who start to need glasses as they age. It has nothing to do with computer screens, TV, or reading in dim light. ...Read more

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Look at the smartphone in dark room is bad for eyes, how about watch tv in dark room?

Look at the smartphone in dark room is bad for eyes, how about watch tv in dark room?

Controversial: More and more research is showing that excessive near work increases the growth of the eye & nearsightedness/myopia. Have not seen peer reviewed research to show watching tv (far away) in dark room increases risk. Watching too much tv is not good for the brain for many reasons: limiting tv as much as possible is best. More info: eyedocs2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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My vision turns black example when ur in a dark room and ur eyes are adjusting to the dark but it's all black and my vision turns black once and then ?

My vision turns black example when ur in a dark room and ur eyes are adjusting to the dark but it's all black and my vision turns black once and then ?

Transient gray-out?: Please post another question to Healthtap, with some details to describe your discomfort. Do you feel light-headed as if not enough blood is getting up there (may occur with a bit of dizziness and the vision graying out and then coming back)? New illnesses, with or without fevers, may cause such head or vision sensations. ...Read more

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Can wearing the wrong glasses hurt your eyes when watching tv or driving a car?

Can wearing the wrong glasses hurt your eyes when watching tv or driving a car?

Nah: It won't hurt your eyes, per se. However, it would be wise to be wearing an updated precription when driving so you don't harm the rest of you or other people! ...Read more

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Does watch ipad iphone or another smartphone in very dark place bad for your eyes?

Does watch ipad iphone or another smartphone in very dark place bad for your eyes?

Not a problem: The intensity of light is not harmful from these devices and the focusing is easy with normal eyeglass correction if needed. Doing this in dark places may actually make it easier to view. ...Read more

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Teen watches his tv and plays on the computer all day - could this be depression or an excuse?

Possibly an excuse: You must look at the whole picture to determine if he is depressed. Examples of questions to consider are: is he motivated to do things, is he doing well in school, does he enjoy doing his hobbies, is he sleeping well, is his appetite good, is he able to concentrate well.If you find that the answer is "no" to most of the questions this could be depression. ...Read more

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What could cause eyes jerk left and right fast while reading in cell phone or watching tv or looking around to much? Had normal brain ct.

What could cause eyes jerk left and right fast while reading in cell phone or watching tv or looking around to much? Had normal brain ct.

See your doctor: See your doctor first, and consider a referral to a neurologist and possibly an ophthalmologist and/or ent. This could be related to flickering on the cell phone or tv screens, have something to do with the function of your inner ear, or less likely be seizure like activity. ...Read more

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Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great alternative way to correct your vision if you have a need for glasses. Unfortunately, cosmetic contacts like the ones you describe are often poor quality and can cause significant damage to your eyes when worn. I do not recommend patients use these types of contacts because of this. ...Read more

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Can looking at a computer and phone screens too many hrs during day be the cause of all the new vains in my eyes that wont go away? 26 yrs old

Eye redness: You probably need to have your eyes examined to be sure. But sure, prolonged tasks can dry the surface of your eyes and cause inflammation and swelling of the veins and arteries. Giving the eye a red appearance. ...Read more

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Can darkness be harmful to the eyes after awhile like in alaska?

No harm: Low light activates the keenest amount of light receptivity of the eye which can in the right circumstances detect one photon alone. But there is no harm in this. You could live in a cave with no light for years and your eyes would stay healthy. ...Read more

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My eyes get sore and bloodshot when watching TV or playing on the Xbox or looking near a bright light. What's going on?

My eyes get sore and bloodshot when watching TV or playing on the Xbox or looking near a bright light. What's going on?

Probably dry eyes: While focusing on something like playing video games, using the computer or reading, people tend to blink less often. This predisposes to dry and irritated eyes. Try artificial tears during these activities to help your eyes stay lubricated. Take frequent breaks. Good luck. ...Read more