Worst Health Habits - How to Deal with Your Worst Health Habits
Just how bad is it to eat a whole bag of chips in one sitting? Or sip more than one glass of wine a day? Here, a ranking of the things we do when we think no one's looking and how to stop.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
While you probably don't even realize you're doing it, rubbing your closed lids can cause a spike in the fluid pressure inside your eyes, up to ten times the normal amount. Over the years—especially for those with dry, itchy eyes—frequent, mindless rubbing may contribute to the development of problems associated with intraocular pressure, including shortsightedness and glaucoma (which can lead to blindness).
Try wearing mascara and a darker shadow: The risk of looking like Alice Cooper will discourage you from touching your lids when you're feeling sleepy. If you suffer from dry, irritated eyes, seek treatment for the itchiness.