I worry about my eyesight. One grandmother had macular degeneration and a grandfather had cataracts. Computer screens and New Mexico sunlight are other contributors. When I came across a site on how to keep your eyes healthy, I wanted to share it with you. This is from the National Institutes of Health, so they should know what they are talking about. Some additional tips they don't mention: We forget to blink when we look at computer screens--so teach yourself to bat your eyelashes. This keeps your eye moist; dry eyes are tired eyes. Also, look away from a screen as often as you can--at least 18 feet. That's the minimum distance at which your eye muscles relax their fullest for distant vision. Here is a poster of other eye exercises from the US Department of Energy.
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This Friday, March 16, the Building Common Ground event focuses on Engagement. Watch a two part documentary, Forgiveness; the first part, at 10 am, is A Time to Love and the second part, at 1 pm, is A Time to Hate. Each portion is about 85 minutes.
In between the movies, join Lincoln Wind for Irish Music, from noon to 1 pm, Friday. Lincoln Wind is Mary Taylor (clarinet), Debbie Meyers (flute), and Bob Walshe (recorder).
Saturday, March 17, at 11 am, join Library Director, Corey Bard, for a book discussion, mentioned in the last blog post. Five copies of the book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, are still available to check out this week.