Are roller coasters safe for nearsighted people?
OCT 09, 2014
It is unlikely that this would be a problem. Because of their structure, the eyes will automatically even out the pressure from that g-force. There would not be any extra strain on an eye that is nearsighted. There has been significant research on the effect of g-forces on the body as a whole — especially the brain. Studies have shown the brain's responses to sustained g-forces can include pooling of blood and the risk of losing consciousness. However, I am sure your rides do not involve such sustained g-forces.
Answered by: Richard Bensinger, MD
Categories: Eye Injuries
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