Sunday, August 7, 2016
Gah, it might not be medical fact, but then again it might be and I just haven't asked Dr Google yet, but according to my research, when you start to age, your eyeballs get weepy. This was the fact for 100% of my sample, (sample size may have been less than 5).
I am already prepared for the bad back, now carrying my red spiky ball with me everywhere I go, and a little rescue remedy can give you the faux courage you might need to get moving some days, and now I have the Fess spray added to my bag to help get me through the day in the life of a middle ager.
My eyes! They get weepy because they are too dry which doesn't even make sense anyway. At first, you can't figure out what's going on, you might think you have eye cancer and your eyes are cactus. But you'll be ok.
Get your eyes checked and they'll say, Oh, you have dry eyes, here, use these drops/sprays/ointments.
The weather will change and your eyes will be better again and you'll forget all about it.
Then you'll take a holiday and your eyes are crappy again, or the wattle blooms and what was once hayfever is now weepy eye fever.
There are solutions for Old Eyeballs disease. Firstly, a hot tropical climate is a fantastic cure. (Just use your eye spray on the plane on the way there). Sadly, if you can't live in such a place you'll just have to make your own - consider closing all the doors and turning the dryer on in the winter, or having a super hot shower and never turning the fan on.
Less extreme is to indulge in great sunglasses all year round, not just in summer, these act like a barrier for your eye balls but can be annoying in work meetings, dark movie cinema's, swimming pools...
It helps to use the car heater less and not have it set to 30 degrees, even when it's 4 degrees outside.
But when all else fails, you'll just accept that eye drops need to be carried in your handbag from now on. Just when you've finally got rid of carrying all those spare nappies and baby things, instead your hand bag starts to fill with old age apparatus. But make it easy for yourself. Get a spray one - believe me, it's much more cool to spritz your face then lay on the floor putting in eye drops while you're on the train!