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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Relief for Eyes Irritated by Computer Use (1 of 2) - " you actually blink two-thirds less than usual when you're looking at a computer?* When you don't blink enough, your eyes can become dried out and irritated."You also tend to open your eyes wider, which exacerbates the drynessThree simple tips can overcome the problem.

1. Think about blinking. Make a conscious effort to blink more often. Put a note on your computer if necessary.

2. Take a break. Several times per hour, take a minute to look around at things that are at varying distances from your computer, like a clock on the wall, or something outside a window. Or, take one big break, about 15 minutes, per hour.

3. Use eyedrops as needed. Look for the ones marked "lubricating" or "lubricant," as other kinds can be addictive, even in over-the-counter strength

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