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How Easily Can A Bright Led Flashlight Damage Your Eyes
Not very: Led lights can be dazzling but are not laser. They do not provide a concentrated, focal light but a more diffuse light which the eye can easily handle. It is not comfortable to stare at an led light but not harmful. This of course is not the case with laser light which carries the usual cautions. ...Read more
My eyes is easily tired and sometimes in a little pain and I can't handle too bright light. But my degree is fine not using specs. Why?
Dry Eye Syndrome:
Your symptoms could be related to tear abnormality.
Consult your ophthalmologist for testing and evaluation. ...Read more
Last night I pointed the flashlight of my phone towards my eyes, when I woke up there was this bright light in my eyes, is it optical illusion? I'm scared
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 more
Depends: ...On why they are not white to begin with. If blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids), you can do lid scrubs with baby shampoo or ocusoft scrubs. If dryness is the problem, buy over the counter tear drops. "get-the-red-out" drops should be used rarely, because they can make dryness and irritation worse in the long run. ...Read more
What to do if I am still a teen and I'm starting to get bags under my eyes. What are some quick and easy home remedies?
How long after rubbing eyes should the glare be gone? I think I still see it mostly when I blink looking at bright surfaces.
Wear sunglasses and: Protect your eyes! You only have two of them for life. Get excellent quality ones to block dangerous UV Rays out. Your eyes are worth it. They weren't designed to take wear and glare! ...Read more
Sunglasses: Fair skinned complexion and some eye disorders can make a person photophobic. In all forms of uveitis and keratitis eys will become sensitive to light. See an ophthalmologist if it becomes a significant problem to you and especially if one eye becomes red and the vision reduced. ...Read more
Cool compresses: Probably the easiest way is to run cold water on a cloth and put this over your eyes. Some people also use cucumber slices. You do not want to put ice on your eyes but something cool can help take out the puffiness. ...Read more
No: It is just a matter of comfort. Bright lights will increase contrast. Patients with cataracts and any other condition that leads to decreased vision will see better with brighter lights. If you have nothing wrong with your eyes, you should see well in both high and low contrast environments. ...Read more
Many reasons: In order to answer your question you would need to be examined. The most common cause of eye fatigue are uncorrected farsighted refractive errors, muscle imbalances and dry eye syndrome. A routine examination should be able to determine the specific cause of your eye fatigue. ...Read more
Afterimage: Groups of receptors in the retina modify the signal they send to the brain when looking at the same image for a while. They may even send an opposite signal as they balance the inputs for maximum vision. Looking at a yellow light will often cause a purple afterimage for a few minutes. It is harmless. Enjoy the show. ...Read more
Time: Your eyes will adjust for bright sunlight with time but sunglasses will make you more comfortable and protect your eyes from uv rays. ...Read more
After-image: It is not uncommon if you have been staring at a computer screen for periods of time to see a purple after-image when you close your eyes. Similarly, if you have been outside and looking in the direction of the sun that you will see an after-image. Almost any light source can generate such an after-image and the after image will be brighter with brighter lights and longer viewing times. ...Read more
Several causes: Many possible causes of what doctors call "photophobia", or excess light sensitivity. Corneal disorders like scarring or inflammation, dry eye, cataract, inflammation inside the eye (iritis) and certain retinal problems all come to mind. A thorough eye examination will help pinpoint the cause. Sometimes, no cause is found and the patient is just labeled "photophobic". Sunglasses will help. ...Read more
Very sensitive: Polarization tends to cut glare but total brightness may still pose a problem in high intensity situations such as watersports or skiing. Having a darker lens, sometimes mirrored with polarization should provide the most comfort. If the eye sensitivity started acutely with a red eye you should be checked out for iritis. ...Read more
Depends on comfort: The ideal distance to watch a flat screen (or computer screen for that matter) is dependent on the viewers comfort level. The distance may need to be adjusted if one feels eye strain, tiredness or irritation. ...Read more
It takes 20 times longer for my eyes to accomadote from bright to dim. Is my astigmatism that bad?
No association: Astigmatism has no relationship to dark adaptation. Dark adaptation gets worse with age. If yours is much worse than similarly aged friends, then you should see an ophthalmologist to have it investigated. It could be a sign of a rare retina disease. (most cases turn out to be normal.). ...Read more
Is it possible that my contacts for astigmatism are making the whites of my eyes not as bright as before I switched to them?
Probably not: Soft and rigid gas permeable lenses shouldn't change the "color" or brightness of the sclera. Maybe if you're experiencing irritation where the whites of the eyes are maybe a bit reddish or inflamed this could give the impression of eyes less "bright". If your contacts don't feel right, please get checked by your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more
I'm 19 weeks and my eyes are starting to hurt and bright lights bother me why the change in my eyes an there always feeling heavy?
My eyes seem to be a bit yellowish and it looks really ugly is there something I can do to get them looking bright and white again? : (
Why is it that sometimes I can't stand seeing bright light? It hurts my eyes! But this occurs randomly and leaves just as unpredictably
Dry eye: Dry eye can cause many symptoms, and they can come and go. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my eyes get extremely dry and irritated. It blurs my vision, and I myself get irritated easily. Is there a permanent fix?
Can be a side effect: Some medications can cause dry eyes, even over the counter ones & some supplements possibly. If you do take any of these, check with your pharmacist or reliable online resources to see if dry eyes can be a side effect. Also caffeine is a mild diuretic (increases fluid loss). If you live in low humidity areas (deserts, etc.) and don't drink enough water, your eyes can be drier, too. ...Read more
I have dark circles around my eyes from last 2 years and its getting more dark as time passes My eyes are little week and I get cold easily. Help?
Watch diet: Dark circles always indicate possible subclinical food allergies that is making your veins dilate close to your lower eyelids, making your dark circles darker. If you don't address this first, you will have permanent hyperpigmentation occur and you're too young to let that happen. Work with your PCP dr/ integrative medicine doctor to see what your macro/micronutrient status is and check thyroid 2. ...Read more
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