I often get a swelling eyelid. This time the size forced me to see an eye doc.
Landed in ADK who boasts for their “speedy service”. Yes, I bored in a queue of four patients for an hour.
The doc reminded me of
Here are some questions (and questions) and answers.
DOC: Your swelling is because you don’t drop tears often.
ME: Do I have to cry to keep my eyes healthy?
DOC: No, you need to keep your eyes wet, your “tears evaporate” when you don’t blink regularly. (Is it me, or does anybody actually blinks with a schedule.)
ME: How do I know when its time for a blink?
DOC: You need to keep that in mind that your eyes will get dry when you work too long with computers. (I knew this is going nowhere. I need to find the exit)
ME: Ok doc, what are the precautions for future swellings?
- You need to work less with computers. (Quit my job / stop gaming?)
- Attach a filter on your monitor. (Filter on LCDs, where can I get one? Btw this is 2006)
- Always wear sunglasses. (Ray Charles, Steve Wonder, and Me?)
- Give your eyes frequent rests. (wtf)
Yes, I know,the questions were from me. I went home with three tubes of eye ointment, two painkillers (for what?) and some antibiotics.
Verdict: Regular weeping keeps your eyes healthy