If the light is turned on, and a person is trying to sleep,he asks the other person to turn off the light.
Will it be natural to use:

That light is bothering my eyes.

Is there a more natural way to describe this?

And a light that is very bright, is flashed into someone's eyes or flashes into someone's eyes, what will be a natural way to describe it:

This light is so bright that it is bothering my eyes.

I couldn't think of a natural way to describe this. So in any of such sentences, how is it described by the natives?

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I agree with Ced but I would not think it strange if someone said, "That light is bothering my eyes."

  • Are there other ways to express it as well?( More natural way). Like that light enters your eyes and stains the eyes. Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 11:47
  • @It's about English - I don't know what you mean when you say light stains someone's eyes. Could you explain? Do you mean the eyes change colour? Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 11:49

I would rather say

That light is bothering me.

This light annoys me.

You don't need to say "bothering my eyes" as the person who is bothered by the light is you and not your eyes.

  • Are there any alternatives to it? @Ced Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 11:48
  • Of course there are always alternatives to everything.
    – Ced
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 14:57

Typically, you might just say:

Can you turn the light off? I am trying to sleep!

It is pretty obvious what the connection is. It doesn't need to be explicitly stated.

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