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Will using artificial sweeteners make my eyes more sensitive to light?

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Artificial sweeteners, like cyclamates, may make your eyes more sensitive to light. Antibiotics, oral contraceptives, high blood pressure drugs, diuretics, and diabetes medications can, too.

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J. , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

Prevent Blindness America: "Common Eye Myths."

MedlinePlus: "Vision Problems."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Yanoff, M; Duker, J. , Mosby, 2008. Ophthalmology

Prevent Blindness America: "Common Eye Myths."

MedlinePlus: "Vision Problems."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 10, 2017

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