It is unclear, but scientists theorize that sneezing causes the eyes to close due a systemic reflex. This reflex causes muscles throughout the body to contract involuntarily.
A common myth that if you sneeze with your eyes open, your eyeballs will pop out, is not based in fact. It is possible, though difficult to resist the urge to close your eyes when you sneeze.
Apr 12, 2013 ... What we don't know is why our eyes automatically close when we do it. School
kids will tell you it's prevent your eyes from popping out, ...
If you sneeze with your eyes open, will your eyes pop out of your skull? ...
concern that our eyes will pop out of our heads, then why do they close
Apr 11, 2012 ... Can sneezing with your eyes open make your eyeballs pop out? ... So why do
eyelids snap shut when a sneeze comes on, as if they're guarding the gate? ...
Now that your eyes are open, too, you can see right through this myth. ... open
naturally, nothing happens, I rarely close eyes while sneezing TRUE!
Sneezing has long been the cause of curious questions and even consternation
for some. The tradition of saying “bless you” or “gesundheit” after someone ...
Dec 22, 2016 ... Why is it that we almost always close our eyes when we sneeze? ... Does Your
Heart Really Stop When You Sneeze? Why Do Bright Lights ...
It usually goes something along the lines of “if you sneeze with your eyes open, ...
will not cause your eyes to pop out, even if you do sneeze with your eyes open. ...
That means your brain sends a signal to your eye muscles to close your eyes ...
www.ask.com/youtube?q=Why Do You Close Your Eyes When You Sneeze?&v=R6qqlyIDHfM
Oct 25, 2011 ... My special talent. If you're worried that my eyes will pop out or anything like that,
just be happy that a screen lies between us.
Jan 13, 2007 ... Why is it absolutely impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? ... Why do we
open our mouths to yawn properly? ... of the International Rhinologic Society in
Milan, we close our eyes when we sneeze in order to keep the eyes from “
extruding”. ... So long as you just want to answer 'yes' or 'no', it's ...
Nov 30, 2013 ... You may shut your eyelids so that when you sneeze out germs they don't fall on
your eyes. Or maybe your eyes shut because they are one of a ...