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I have a habit of rubbing my eyes. Is this bad for my vision?

I have a habit of rubbing my eyes. Is this bad for my vision?

No: Eye rubbing can be a sign of allergies, and if you have an underlying corneal weakness like keratoconus, then some think it can worsen it. Rubbing too hard can make your eye pressure go high and can affect glaucoma surgery healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Is rubbing eyes bad for you?

It is not good: Because it can change the curvature of the eye making it more difficult to obtain geooqd vision. ...Read more

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Is rubbing my eyes bad for me?

Is rubbing my eyes bad for me?

Rub: While not a terrible thing to do, it may irritate the eyes or cause a corneal abrasion. There are some doctors who believe that keratoconus is caused by chronic eye rubbing. ...Read more

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Do all lazy eyes lead to bad vision?

Strabismus : I am assuming that what you mean is crossed or turned eyes. If so, the answer is no. Amblyopia or bad vision is more commonly associated with inward turning (crossed) eyes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a bad vision for my eyes?

How do I know if I have a bad vision for my eyes?

Compare with others: Test your vision against friends of yours, especially if you know they have good vision. Test each eye in turn and see if their limits for things like road signs are the same as yours. If they see equally then your vision is fine. If they can see farther than you, then you might need an evaluation for eyeglasses. ...Read more

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Why does vision get black sometimes when you rub your eyes?

Why does vision get black sometimes when you rub your eyes?

Circulation: If you press hard enough on the eye, you will stop the blood flow to the eye. This will cause the vision to darken briefly. I suggest not rubbing your eyes this hard, or better, treat the problem that is causing you to rub your eyes. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your eyes when you make your vision go blurry?

Not: I assume you are talking about voluntary convergence in which the eyes move centrally and the focus diminishes. This gets tiring but is not harmful. ...Read more

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Can my lazy eyes as a child lead to bad vision as an adolescent?

Can my lazy eyes as a child lead to bad vision as an adolescent?

Possibly: The development of the vision center of a child's brain depends on input from the eyes. If a child has a 'lazy eye', it means that one of them is not properly lined up and is not getting a a good signal. As a result, the vision part of the brain connected to that eye may not properly develop, leading to a potential vision problem in an older child. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more