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What you can do for dry eyes

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Eyedrops can help dry eyes by keeping them moist and stimulating blinking.

There are several ways to keep your tears flowing and your eyes moistened.

No More Tears is a comforting name for a baby shampoo, but it isn't a phrase you'd want to describe your own eyes. Without tears—a layered solution of oil, water, and mucus produced by glands in the upper eyelid—your eyes would suffer mightily. A healthy film of tears cleans and protects your cornea and helps preserve your vision.

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