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I have experienced this now for couple times and need to get something done about it. In parties with friends, I shoot friends and family indoors. Light is sometimes sufficient and sometimes not. I take around 200 shots over 3-4 hours maximum. Next day onwards I start having pain in both eyes and especially more in left eye. I realized that pain starts right in party in left eye and that's because I close left eye and keep right open to look through viewfinder. What could I do to avoid this? I don't want to use liveview for some reason.

And by the way, I hold a Canon T2i with 18-55, 55-250 kit and 85/f1.8 prime lens, if that info is helpful.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Have you seen a doctor? \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Mar 19, 2012 at 16:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ My eyes only get sore when I look through the lens at bright lights and if I really pinch my left eye really closed really hard \$\endgroup\$
    – fluf
    Mar 19, 2012 at 16:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @dpollitt Nope...have not seen a doc yet! I have a pair of glasses since I was almost a kid, but eye pain started only lately! What I was specially looking for was if other photographers do something better than I do in terms of technique? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 19, 2012 at 16:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ It's been over a year since this post. I wonder if @vishal.biyani needed a doctor, or did the thing go away by itself, with rest? \$\endgroup\$ Apr 30, 2013 at 7:26

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Keep both eyes open.

The strain of squinting or closing an eye over time can be very stressful and headaches are common.

http://www.all-things-photography.com/both-eyes-open.html

How can one learn to shoot with both eyes open, and what are the advantages?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Also, if your camera has it, adjust the eyepiece dipoter control to match your vision. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 19, 2012 at 20:00

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