Science of Tears

The Typogrophy of Tears by Rose Lyne Fisher

A series of microscopic photos of dried, human tears.

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All Photographs by Rose-Lynn Fisher/Craig Krull Gallery.

Watering Eyes
Watering Eyes

Tears of Change
Tears of Change

Tears of Elation
Tears of Elation

Tears of Liberation
Tears of Liberation

Tears of Laughter
Tears of Laughter

 Tears of Ending and Beginning
Tears of Ending and Beginning

Tears of Hope
Tears of Hope

Tears of Release
Tears of Release

Tears from Slicing a Onion
Tears from Slicing a Onion

Tears of Grief
Tears of Grief

Tears of Reunion
Tears of Reunion

Tears of Remembrance
Tears of Remembrance

Microscopic vistas found in the study of 100 tears as viewed through a microscope have proved to be a haunting reminder of the human struggle. During a period of personal challenge and change, the project began. Years later, looking back upon the pictures, a composition of sorrow, laughter, rejection, resolution, and rebirth can be found.

Magnified tears contain structure evocative of landscape or terrain. While tears are composed of water, minerals, antibodies, and proteins…this series shows the passing landscapes, a moment in time, the touch of a dream’s breath.

The similarity between large scale and small scale in nature is truly astounding. Crystalline structures, erosion, and fractals can be seen both on the Earth and in our tears. Every tear holds a unique signature, no matter the origin. Micro and macro – nature reaches past the boundaries of size.

Tears speak a primal language to our souls. As we shed tears, we also shed that which binds us to the moment, we allow our inner self to spill into the physical realm. As spontaneous as tears are, they seem to carry the entirety of our soul inside of each tiny droplet.

The body responds to different sorts of emotions with tears. It can be difficult to tell which moment will cause us to come to tears. Laughter can trigger more crying than a sudden and significant loss. Those that never cry during stressful or sorrowful times may break down into tears years after an event.

A simple word, scent, or view can change the heart and bring forth tears that one never knew they were holding back. Sometimes a person may be unable to physically shed tears. The impact on emotion from being unable to cry with tears can be very strong. Tears wash the soul and help remove the debris of time and hurt.

The inability to cry may stem from a medical reason. Dry eyes can be remedied, but what about the lack of actual tears? It can be difficult to find a reason or even to understand why the missing emotional tears are so important. A doctor can help…though if the absence is not physical, much soul-searching may need to be done. Self-exploration may find the root of the tearlessness.

Every tear is a history in itself. Holding the whole of the human experience in each, tears can remove actual debris from the eye, cleanse the heart, or bring people together in a moment of laughter.

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How to Avoid Eye Strain While Working at a Computer

If you spend a lot of time working in front of your computer, you may have noticed that your eyes and head are starting to bother you. This is likely due to eye strain. There are many reasons someone gets eye strain, including not having their computer at the proper height, using improper lighting, or simply spending too much time of the day looking into a computer screen. Here are some things to know about computer eye strain and how to prevent it.

Symptoms of Eye Strain

There are a wide range of things you may experience when you have eye strain. This includes having redness or dryness of the eyes, sensitivity to light, pain around the temples and eyes, which also includes a headache or neck pain, fatigue, problems performing tasks that require visual acuity, and vision issues, such as blurry or double vision. You can get just one or two of these symptoms, or several of them at once. It is best to work on improving your workstation and resting your eyes as soon as you notice the first signs of computer eye strain.

Take Care of Your Eyes

Many people experience dryness of the eyes as the very first sign of eye strain. Once you have this symptom, add eye drops to your eyes and look away from the computer for several minutes. This helps your eyes to relax and absorb the moisture of the drops.

Move the Computer Screen

If you are working on a laptop, consider placing it on top of a shelf or box to get it in the right position. Desktop monitors are easier to adjust, which can help you prevent eye strain. The monitor should be an arm’s length away, and straight ahead. Be sure it is in front of you and not off to the side or at a tilt. Raise or lower the monitor until it is no more than eight inches below your eyes.

Use the Right Lighting

The lighting in your office makes a big difference, whether it is too dim or too bright. One way to test the lighting is by cupping your hands over your eyes similar to a baseball cap and look at the monitor. If you notice an immediate improvement in your eye strain symptoms, lighting is likely the problem and needs to be adjusted. Try adjusting your lighting, including on the monitor and the room lighting, until you notice the eye strain start so subside.

Get Anti-Glare Filters

Another way to reduce eye strain is by reducing glare. There are filters you can place on your monitor that reduce the glare. If there is too much of a glare on your computer screen, your eyes are having to work twice as hard to see properly. This often leads to eye strain.

Rest Your Eyes

If you are looking at your computer screen for hours at a time without a break, ti is no wonder your eyes are tired and causing headaches. You need to give at least your eyes a break, by looking away from the computer screen every 15-20 minutes. Blinking frequently also helps to reduce dry eyes, as well as using your eye drops.

Along with proper computer usage and eye drops, your eye strain can be completely manageable.

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