Did you know that every time you blink, the movement of the lower lid moves inward while the upper lid moves outward which cleans the lids, stimulates oil release and replenishes the tear film? Every blink cleans your eyes.
Did you know that looking at electronic devices reduces your blink rate by 70%?
Did you know that reduced blinking due to digital eye strain can lead to dry eyes?
Did you know that if you follow the 20-20-20 rule (every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds) you can reduce the risk of dry eyes? You can also intentionally concentrate on your blinking, blinking more often and squeezing your eyes closed more tightly, in order to avoid dry eyes.
Now you know!
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