More and more people are looking for effective dry eye relief due to regular computer use. Computer vision syndrome is one common cause of dry eyes but so is aging. As we age our eyes produce less moisture so things that didn’t bother you before may start to cause uncomfortable dry eyes.
Luckily there are a few simple things you can do to relieve symptoms of dry eyes. Using these simple tips for relieving dry eyes should work in most cases, but if you still feel discomfort or if you notice additional symptoms like pain or redness in your eyes consider making an appointment with your eye doctor to make sure there aren’t any other problems besides dryness. Continue reading
If you’re anything like most of the modern world, you spend a lot of time in front of a computer. And if you spend a lot of time in front of the computer, you’re probably squinting more than you realize. The problem with squinting is that it often leads to less blinking and thus less moisture for your eyes.
A recent study indicated that narrowing your eyes just slightly reduced eye blinks per minute by 50 percent. More pronounced squinting reduced eye blinks to just four per minute! With so little blinking, your eyes inevitably become red, itchy and irritated.
Squinting also strains the muscles around and behind your eyes, putting them through more aging strain than necessary.
The difficulty is that we evolved to keep our eyes on the distant horizon with only temporary periods where we focused on objects up close. Continue reading