We've gotten a few questions about eye blinking exercises and how to do them, so here's a quick tutorial
We’ve had quite a few questions about eye blinking exercises and how they can be great for your dry eye. I wanted to just take a minute today and put out a little video on how to do those. Basically, eye blinking exercises are wonderful for anybody who works on the computer all day, if you’re doing a lot of paperwork during the day, or if you’re doing a lot of reading. All of those people blink less so when you’re staring at the computer all day or you’re reading, you’re just blinking less. You’re not consciously thinking about blinking and that’s what these eye exercises are really helpful for.
You want to try to do this multiple times per day. So think about something that you do throughout your entire day. You drink water, you answer phone calls, you answer e-mails. For instance, any time you take a sip of water you want to do the exercises, or anytime you send off an e-mail you want to do the exercises. This really makes sure that you’re getting your eyelids closed, you’re blinking fully, and you’re giving your eyes the moisture that they need.
A couple of times a day, close your eyes just gently and then squeeze your eyelids closed for just a few seconds and then you open your eyes and relax and then you’ll do it again. You close your eyes, you just squeeze your eyelids closed (using those eyelid muscles), and then you’ll open and relax. Do that about five times for every time that you do it, so everytime you take a sip of water, blink those eyelids closed five times. Now when you squeeze your eyelid muscles, you don’t want to squeeze your eyes that much. Make sure you just squeeze your eyelids and try not to squeeze your whole face together, because that’s really not getting those oils out of your eyelids like you want.
Definitely let us know if you have any questions about these. They’re pretty simple but it’s something that’s awesome to incorporate into your day. Make sure you’re blinking fully and I think it will really help with that dry eye.
Dr. Jenna Zigler
[0:00] Introduction of Dr. Jenna Zigler and explanation of how eye blinking exercises are great for your dry eye.
[0:12] Dr.Jenna Zigler would like to take a minute to put out this video showing how to do those eye blinking exercises.
[0:22] Eye blinking exercises are wonderful for anybody who works on the computer all day, or if you are doing a lot of paperwork all day, or doing a lot of reading. All of those people blink less. You are not consciously thinking about blinking and that's why these eye exercises really help.
[0:47] So, what you want to try to do is you want to do them multiple times a day. So, think about something you do during your entire day. You drink water, you answer phone calls and emails. So anytime, for instance, if you take a drink of water or answer a phone call you, you should be doing these exercises.
[1:10] Really make sure that you are really getting your eyes closed, you're blinking fully, and your giving your eyes the moisture they need.
[1:21] Basically, they are pretty simple. A couple of times a day, when you are doing those activities, you want to do these.
[1:28] Dr.Jenna Zigler demonstrates how to do the blinking exercise. you will close your eyes gently, and then you will squeeze your eyelids closed for just a few seconds, and then you will open your eyes and relax. Then, you will repeat and do it again.
[1:46] you will want to do the blinking exercise about five times for every time you do it. So every time you take a sip of water, blink those eyelids closed five times.
[1:56] Dr. Jenna Zigler shows us what not to do by explaining that when you squeeze those eyelid muscles, you don't want to squeeze too much where you are squeezing your whole face. What you want to do is just squeeze the eyelids together.
[2:09] By squeezing too hard, you will not be able to get those oils out of your eyelids like you want.
[2:12] Definitely let us know if you have any questions about this. It's pretty simple but something that is awesome to incorporate into your day. Make sure you are blinking fully and it should really help with that dry eye! Thanks!
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