Saturday, January 07, 2006

Deafie's Home Journal

Caring For Your Eyes: What your hearing parents won't tell you

Deaf people use their eyes more than hearing people so it is vital to establish a regular eye care regimen. Our suggestions at DHJ?

  1. Moisturize. When you use your hands, your skin dries. So too the vitreous material in your eyes. Regular application of Visine or another eye moisturizer twice a day can help prevent eye damage.

  2. What's up, Doc?: Eat carrots two or three times a week and take a daily multivitamin to ensure your eyes are getting the raw materials they need to work well.

  3. Rest. We use our eyes for conversations with friends, computer chats, interpreted events. Before these events, sit in a dark room with your eyes closed for five minutes. Besides being a great way to prepare, this gives your eyes the opportunity to recover from heavy usage-and you'll be able to better focus on the people you sign with.

Join us next week when we look at ten ways to hit a G-spot while fingerspelling the national anthem.

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