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2005-12-02 12:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who squint while staring at computer screens also blink less than normal, which dries and irritates their eyes, researchers said this week. A study of 10 college students showed that the more they squinted, the less they blinked, the team at Ohio State University said. The less they blinked, the more their eyes ached or burned, said James Sheedy, a professor of optometry who led the study. All the students had perfect vision, and just a small amount of squinting...

2005-12-02 12:45:00

WASHINGTON -- People who squint while staring at computer screens also blink less than normal, which dries and irritates their eyes, researchers said this week. A study of 10 college students showed that the more they squinted, the less they blinked, the team at Ohio State University said. The less they blinked, the more their eyes ached or burned, said James Sheedy, a professor of optometry who led the study. All the students had perfect vision, and just a small amount of squinting reduced...


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