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x-ray damage?

I had a neck x-ray done by a chiropractor a few days ago and I wasn't wearing any protection for my eyes (he didn't provide me with any). From the x-ray pictures I could clearly see it included the eye region. Can this cause significant damage to the eyes? The reason I ask is because my eyes have been feeling different and might be the cause of my headaches since I took the x-rays. I have that "slept with my contacts" feeling constantly.

Should I be worried about having my eyes exposed by a few x-rays?

Thanks!
Tags: x-rays, eyes
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1573381 tn?1296151159
No concern.  Modern X-ray machines don't have enough radiation to cause any significant damage.  You should of course limit the number you have and not get them done if not necessary.

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