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The Pandemic Isn’t Good for Your Eyeballs

Screen eyes are tired eyes. So what to do about it?

I’d never thought of my childrens’ six underage eyeballs as “plump” until Manoush Zomorodi prompted me to in her recent piece about the tricky ways quarantine behaviors are impacting eyesight. Her description conjured a creepy haunted house moment from elementary school days — my hand plunged into a bowl of perfectly round peeled grapes.

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Kate Green Tripp

Kate Green Tripp

Writer / Editor / Strategist. I chase ideas and shape stories about health, science, culture, and innovation. Mostly, I belong outside.