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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.