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What happens if you cover your eye for too long?

What happens if you cover your eye for too long?

Depends on the cover: Keeping a normal healthy eye closed does not harm it, even for prolonged periods of time. If the eye is infected, it is usually better off not being covered, or else it could risk worsening of the infection. ...Read more

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What happens when you close your eyes too long while wearing contacts?

What happens when you close your eyes too long while wearing contacts?

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 more

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I looked into the sun for too long, now my eyes hurt?

I looked into the sun for too long, now my eyes hurt?

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

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Is it true that too long computer will have bad effects on your eyes?

Is it true that too long computer will have bad effects on your eyes?

Perhaps: You could dry your eyes out significantly if you continually stare at the computer screen. Otherwise, it is safe. ...Read more

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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

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

These : These may be small floater spots associated with the breaking up of the vitreous gel in the back of your eye. A dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist should detect this easily and should be of no consequence. ...Read more

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My eyes are hurting when I am on the PC too long. How to deal with this?

My eyes are hurting when I am on the PC too long. How to deal with this?

Artificial tears: Sounds like your eyes are getting dry. Get a bottle of artificial tears over the counter and use them before you go on the computer and whenever they start hurt. ...Read more

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Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

Contact lenses: if I wear them for too long will they damage my eyes?

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 more

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How is it possible that an eyeball be both too long and too short at the same time?

How is it possible that an eyeball be both too long and too short at the same time?

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

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My eyes hurts because I left my contacts in for too long. Should I wear glasses today?

My eyes hurts because I left my contacts in for too long. Should I wear glasses today?

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 more

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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

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

Can be normal: Your eyes sometimes get tired of focusing particularly at the computer for long periods. Best to get up and walk around every hour or so to break up the focus. This is not nystagmus. ...Read more

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Does being on the computer for too long really ruin your eyes or is it just myth?

Does being on the computer for too long really ruin your eyes or is it just myth?

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

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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?

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?

Screen protector.: 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

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Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Is this normal that my eyes turn red when I wear my contact lenses for too long?

Maybe: It could be your eyes telling you they need a break, more common after extended wear or with underlying dryness. It could also be a reaction to solutions or protein buildup on the lenses. You need a thorough exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

Will restasis work for someone who has dry eyes from wearing contacts for too long?

No: Restasis works on decreasing immune reaction. It works best in patients with tear dysfunction and auto immune disorders , ie rheumatoid arthritis. It is not really effective in common dry eye or in contact lens over use. ...Read more

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How do I make my red irritated eye go away from wearing contacts for too long?

How do I make my red irritated eye go away from wearing contacts for too long?

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

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Is it normal to get teary eyes when you tired or have been on the laptop too long?

Is it normal to get teary eyes when you tired or have been on the laptop too long?

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

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Can looking at a laptop for too long cause eye floaters?

Can looking at a laptop for too long cause eye floaters?

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 more

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Right eye is red. I wear contacts. I've never worn them for way too long. ?

Right eye is red. I wear contacts. I've never worn them for way too long. ?

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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Pink eye from leaving contacts in too long. How do I get rid of it by tomorrow?

Pink eye from leaving contacts in too long. How do I get rid of it by tomorrow?

Pink eye: If they are both red and you are having discharge from your eyes, have them seen, to get drops. It more than likely will not go away, without treatment. Also, be careful not to leave your contacts in too long, regularly. It can cause abrasions on your cornea. ...Read more