How to know if the solar eclipse damaged your eyes

How to know if the solar eclipse damaged your eyes

But if you truly did damage to your eyes by looking at the sun, you'll have vision problems. This can cause eye pain and light sensitivity, with symptoms often occurring within 24 hours after exposure. According to Google Trends, right now most of America is anxious they have eclipse headaches.

"We had been watching the eclipse at home, but decided it would be more fun to be outside and be with everyone", Amy George, who attended the event with her husband Randy, said. If you didn't wear proper protection, other possible signs of damage include blurry vision, light sensitivity, or spots or "holes" in your vision. (Seriously, cosmic.) In that moment, it's okay to look without glasses, says NASA, but for most of the country that will only see a partial eclipse, shades must stay on at all times.

Depending on how long you looked at the sun and how badly your retinal cells were damaged, the spot will either fade away quickly or remain permanent. So the question become how people can tell if they hurt their eyes.

Direct viewing of the sun can damage the cornea, too, he said. "You're not going to know how much damage you're doing as it occurs", Steinemann said.

In fact, there are no immediate symptoms associated with damage to the retina, which doesn't have any pain receptors, ophthalmologists say.

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Other popular searches like "eyes hurt eclipse" and "eclipse hurt your eyes" make the motivation more obvious. Hopefully you took it all in under the safety of special eclipse-viewing glasses, but if you did what the President did, and stared directly at the damn thing, you may be wondering if today is your last day of flawless vision.

If you still aren't sure about what you might be experiencing, you can test yourself at home before seeing an eye doctor.

If you should experience discomfort or vision problems following the eclipse, the association advises making an appointment with an optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination.

If they looked at the display of a camera or a smartphone but didn't look through the optics at the sun, they're in no danger. "If we had looked longer - or the worst thing, if you switch eyes looking at the sun - then you're in real trouble". That's because looking directly at the sun, even for a short period, can cause damage to the eyes' retina - a condition known as solar retinopathy.

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