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Does playing with small electronics cause eye damage or blindness?

Does playing with small electronics cause eye damage or blindness?

No: Remember to take breaks and avoid eye strain, also too much near work may worsen myopia. Playing too many hours in a row without breaks has actually lead to gamer's death. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Is it true that often playing smartphone in the room with no lights at all has bad effects for your eyes? Such as blind maybe?

Is it true that often playing smartphone in the room with no lights at all has bad effects for your eyes? Such as blind maybe?

Not harmful: It is commonly easier to read these devices in rooms with dim illumination. No harm will be done by this practice. Blindness has never been a consequence of this. ...Read more

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Can watching small screens (phones, portable consoles, games) cause eye damage or blindness?

Can watching small screens (phones, portable consoles, games) cause eye damage or blindness?

No: Small screens can cause eye strain because of how close you hold them and the size of the text you read. This can lead to problems like headache or eye pain, but should not "damage" your eyes. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to reduce eye strain and fatigue when playing video games and electronic devices?

What are some good ways to reduce eye strain and fatigue when playing video games and electronic devices?

Frequent breaks: When we concentrate on a vision task, we tend not to blink as frequently. This can lead to dehydration of the eyes' surface, in turn causing strain and fatigue. Time seems to fly when we perform fun activities, such as playing video games, and even those without true dry eyes can develop strain. Your eyes are telling you that they need a break. Try to get up every 30-60 minutes and walk around. ...Read more

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Will i damage my eyes and cause it to become blind if i watch videos on my itouch daily?

No: That would be extremely unusual. You may experience a feeling of eye strain if you are staring at a small screen for hours at a time. Try to blink often and periodically focus on a distant object to relax your eyes. ...Read more

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Washing powder cause blindness or other damage to the eyes?

Washing powder cause blindness or other damage to the eyes?

Depends: Washing powder can damage the eye depending on what is in the powder. Immediately flush out your eyes with saline or water if you get anything in your eyes that may be toxic. The ph of the powder is the key factor in determining how much damage can incur. A base is more dangerous than an acid but both can do damage. You should see an ophthalmologist or go to the er if you are injured. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to be blind in one eye?

What could cause someone to be blind in one eye?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of blindness. Leading causes are diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration. ...Read more

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What could cause a person to only be blind in one eye?

What could cause a person to only be blind in one eye?

See your doctor now: If you are experiencing blindness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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