Sit down where you can be relaxed and comfortable without distraction. The head should be straight and upright with the eyes initially directed straight ahead.
Close the eyes slowly and gently, in a fluid motion, as if slowly falling asleep. This is generally the most difficult part of the exercise and takes the longest to achieve a successful outcome. Most people start off the exercise being jerky and patience is required is order to be able to develop the necessary slow gradual movement of the eyelid.
Pause for 3 seconds after closing to allow the upper lid to complete a full closure.
Open slowly to a slightly wider than normal position but not so wide as to cause any wrinkling of the forehead.
Pause in the wide open position for two seconds.
REMEMBER TO BLINK
Perform 10 of these blink actions in succession and repeat this 15 times each day with and without the contact lenses.
Improvements in lens tolerance usually occur after 1 - 2 months.
These exercises, if performed conscientiously, should enable you to develop a full, fluid, natural appearing blink to improve your vision, comfort and increase contact lens comfort and wearing times.
These exercises prove beneficial only if you work at doing them for many weeks or even months. If you have been blinking incorrectly for twenty years one cannot expect that all problems will be immediately resolved. It will take time and effort to achieve the desired results, so in the short-term many sufferers use tear supplements or re-wetting drops. Click on the DRY EYE page for advice about other ways to relieve dry eyes.