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  1. anyone got any advice for very sore eyes after doing 11 out of 12 hours on a night shift, don't suppose staring at the vdu has helped though!!
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  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    sure....cheap n easy... make a pot of tea, cool 2 tea bags, squeeze them a bit so they don't drip, lie back and put them on your eyes.

    The tannic acid in the tea refreshes nicely; takes about an hour. Works really well for swelling.

  4. by   sjoe
    The teabag idea could also save you the money you now spend on eye shadow by staining your eyelids a most attractive brown hue.

    I always carry a small plastic bottle of Visine or Murine eye drops (don't know if they have these in the UK, being a 3rd world country) with anti-redness and moisturizers in it, and use it whenever my eyes burn (like right now from using this computer BB for too long at a time).
    Last edit by sjoe on Nov 1, '02
  5. by   donmurray
    Are you sure it's not from crying after the Celtic result, Graeme?
    Teabags are cheap and plentiful, good advice there!
  6. by   adrienurse
    I find the air at work to be hell on my eyes. Because the only thing that has helped me is cromylyn eye gtts, I think it's more of an allergy than plain old dry eyes (although they are dry as well). I only really need the gtts if I am working long stretches.