You sure he can't or just doesn't want too? Like us being woken from the dark to a bright light being turned on. We don't always just open our eyes wide. If temps and humidity is good, don't worry about it.
It takes a while for my tort to open his eyes after sleeping sometimes. Like the eyelids are stuck, so he can "blink" while its shut, but can't open them for a few moments, any advice? View attachment 340129