Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy While You Work

Do your eyes ever feel tired after a full day of lashing?

When concentrating our eyes on a specific task, whether it is reading, looking at the computer, or doing eyelash extensions, we actually blink half as many times as we do when we aren't concentrating. The reason this is problematic is because blinking is how we bring fresh tears to the corneal surface, which helps your eyes stay moist and free of irritants. So the more we concentrate, the drier our eyes become.

 If your eyes are feeling the effects of a busy work schedule, here are a few tips:
1. Use the 20-20-20 rule. Every twenty minutes, look twenty feet away for twenty seconds. This helps break the eyes’ constant strain of focusing from doing close work.
2. Control the air quality in your lash room. In the winter, the heating systems in homes and offices create dry air. Use a humidifier to keep the air moist, which will help prevent eye irritation caused by dryness. Double bonus, most lash adhesives have optimum performance at a humidity that is between 45%-65%.
3. Drink plenty of water. If your body gets dehydrated, your eyes won't produce as many tears, causing redness, dryness, and puffy eyelids.
4. Use lubricating eyedrops between appointments. Just make sure you aren't using decongestant (anti-redness) eye drops for dry eye. Decongestants make your eyes look less red, but they also can worsen dry eye symptoms in the long run.
5. Give your eyes a rest at the end of the day by avoiding activities that require your them to focus at close range.
6. Invest in a good pair of magnification glasses. This will help alleviate some of the strain that comes from focusing your vision on all of those tiny little lashes!

We hope these tips help you!  Let us know what you think in the comments!

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