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Today, we have a eye-health related question to answer for you all.
Q: What’s an easy way to counteract eye irritation?
A: You can begin by simply blinking more. When you blink, it wipes the protective layer of oil across the surface of your eye – which is what keeps them moist. People who spend a lot of time in front of a book or a computer have to be more mindful to practice this more. An ideal amount would be to blink 14 to 18 times per minute. Make this a general routine and your redness and irritation should diminish.