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What Happens If You Cover Your Eye For Too Long
You can't see!: There really is no danger keeping the eyes closed for long periods while wearing contacts, unless you sleep with contacts. People with dry eyes can feel as though the lenses are stuck to the eyes, but with proper care and lubrication, there should be no concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Solar retinopathy: Solar retiinopathy is damage to the eye's retina, specifically to the center of retina called the macula, from long exposure to sun rays or other bright light. It usually occurs due to staring at the sun, watching a solar eclipse or viewing a very bright light for long time. The damage is due to photochemical injury rather than thermal. Please see a retina specialist. It may or may not get better. ...Read more
Perhaps: You could dry your eyes out significantly if you continually stare at the computer screen. Otherwise, it is safe. ...Read more
I am seeing spots similiar to when you stare at a light too long. What might cause this? There is a slight pain behind my eyes as well
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Yes: Yes overuse can lead to contact lens overwear (irritation, redness, etc), as well as increased risk for corneal infections (which can permanently cause vision loss), decreased oxygenation (corneal pannus), and the lenses can tear after used beyond what they are supposed to be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either or, not both: As the word implies, if it is too long, it cannot not be too short. I am not an eye doctor, but it is possible to have one eyeball too long and the other too short, but one eyeball cannot be both. Maybe in one demension (say length) it is too long and the width is too short, but otherwise it is not possible to be too long and too short in the same demension. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Leaving your contacts in too long is very dangerous. It can result in infections that can cause permanent loss of vision and the first sign is eye pain. If you are a contact lenses wearer and your eyes hurt, the first thing to do is remove your contacts. And, as a side note, never sleep in your contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal when you stare at something for a long time your eyes will try to look somewhere else and re focus? I think I have nystagmus if i stare too long they move
Not harmful: Prolonged computer use is tiring, may be drying and irritating, but it will not cause any permanent change or ruin your eyes. Try using an over the counter lubricating drop for relief during prolonged computer use. ...Read more
What laptop screen protector protects my eyes from the damage of computer screens.Also my eyes get more puffier if I'm on computer too long. Best one?
You are looking at it too long.
Set time every 30 min. Stand up, walk around for 5 then come back.
See if you can stand while using computer. Eyes will be less puffy as water flows down hill. ...Read more
Red eyes: Not wearing contacts usually allows the eyes to heal up fairly quickly. If only one eye is red or if there is discharge then you should see a physician as you likely have an infection. If the redness does not resolve in a couple of days then see your dr. ...Read more
Yes: That may happen. Your eyes can get tired with the glare and it would be a good idea to rest your eyes when this occurs. Lowering the brightness on the laptop may help. ...Read more
No: But the contrast of the monitor can bring out your pre-existing floaters and make them more obvious. If your floaters are truly new, however, you must get a dilated retinal exam. Looking at a laptop too long can cause worse dry eye since your blink rate during computer work is less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Its difficult to say without seeing the eye in person. Most causes of eye redness will resolve with supportive treatment. Reasons to see a doctor include eye pain, loss of vision, persistent symptoms or thick mucus discharge. ...Read more
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