Eyelid Hygiene

27 Jun

Cleaning your eyelids regularly can help combat the effects of common contributing issues, such as eyelid inflammation (blepharitis).

Once a day, hold a warm washcloth over your eyes for a few minutes, then gently massage the eyelids, especially along the eyelashes.

Adjust your environment. Dry eye can speed tear evaporation, so consider a humidifier. Keep fans and air conditioning from blowing om your face, and avoid cigarette smoke.

Fix your screen habits. Blinking helps keep the eyes lubricated, and we blink less when staring at computer or phone screens.

Raju recommends this: Every 20 minutes, focus on an object that’s 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health July 2018  Leela Raju, M.D., clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

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