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Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
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In brief: If they're too tight

If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result.
If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain. You should stop wearing them if they induce pain.

In brief: If they're too tight

If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result.
If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain. You should stop wearing them if they induce pain.
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