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Thereve been times when, while showering, the water stream

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There've been times when, while showering, the water stream from the shower would accidentally hit my eye (in this instance, this morning, my eyes were closed, so there wasn't direct contact - the water stream hit my eyelids.) There was pain for some time and I'm wondering if the water stream could cause damage by applying force to the eyeball in such a manner? I do try to avoid this happening as much as I can, of course, but it still happens.

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You have nothing to worry about from water in the show hitting or applying force to you eyeballs, either when they are open or closed.

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Also, there is no risk of damage from normal, household water getting in your eyes during a shower.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I suppose my question has more to do with the pressure in eyeballs. If the water from a hose with pressure (which is what a shower is) impacted the eye, wouldn't that raise the pressure in the eye?

No. Normal household water pressure from a hose or the shower will not cause any significant increase in your intraocular pressure.

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