Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Tip for Bleary Eyes

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At my last eye exam, I complained about how bleary my eyes became when doing lace. My doctor had some good, painless advice that does not involve giving up lace knitting, thank heavens.

When we do handwork, especially fiddly lace, we tend to stare unblinkingly while we concentrate, without realizing. This causes a build-up of oily film on your eyes, making things look smeary.

There are two cures: 1) blink more - d'oh! and 2)failing to remember to blink more, use some eyedrops. Your doctor can recommend some.

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