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Does Squinting Harm Your Eyes?


We all do it.

Sure, it’s just a habit we’ve picked up over the years. When we can’t see something well, we squint to help that. When it’s sunny out and we don’t have sunglasses, or we’ve just woken up, we tend to squint.

But is all that squinting really bad for our eye health? Are we harming our eyes by this habit?

Essilor says no, but it may be a sign of a problem

According to Essilor, squinting is not going to hurt our eyes, but it may be a sign of a vision problem. Essilor says if you do it a lot, you could find yourself in the market for glasses or contacts soon.

Essilor says squinting’s not harmful because