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Does sunlight exposure after opthalmologist exam damage eyes?

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Does sunlight exposure after opthalmologist exam damage eyes? Is driving safe a few hours later? Is wearing sunglasses essential?

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No, going outdoors in bright sunlight after a dilated eye exam does not cause any damage to the eyes but it can definitely cause severe discomfort or light sensitivity( due to excessive entry of light rays).

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It is alright to drive after 6-8 hours or once the pupil begins to constrict ( atleast four hours later).

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By wearing sunglasses the light sensitivity or glare effect is reduced. It is beneficial rather than essential.

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