Six steps to help sore eyes.
My eyes used to be so red, itchy, and dry from hours of staring at computer and phone screens under glaring fluorescent lights. Consequently, I was addicted to over-the-counter and prescription eye drops for relief.
Working at home still has me staring at screens all day, but thankfully no more fluorescent lights; daylight and regular light bulbs decreased my eye irritation considerably.
So, I went further by experimenting with the following steps that have improved my computer eyes immensely.
- Blink many times daily.
- Roll eyes up and down, side to side several times over the day.
- Look away from the screen to stare for many seconds a long distance at least three times during the day.
- Purchase at least two eyecups and keep them within easy reach in a clean area by bathroom and kitchen sinks. (You can purchase them at a drugstore or pharmacy.) I rinse my eyes with lukewarm water every morning before applying makeup and after washing my face before adding night cream at night.
- Keep your hands away from your eyes. (Wash your hands thoroughly with soap if you need to touch eyes.)
- Drench a cotton swab under running tap water until soft; then lightly touch both corners of each eye morning and night. (Works for collecting stray eyelashes and cat dander).
Since I have started to do all these steps, I no longer require eye drops of any kind.
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