When you can't take your eyes of the boob tube for one entire Saturday afternoon, are you doing them irreversible damage? Your parents probably told you so, when you were a kid. Were they right?
WHAT'S INSIDE: EYE, EAR, NOSE & THROAT
- Nose & Throat
Back away from that speaker, turn down that iPod and put down that power tool unless you want the ringing in your ears to remain permanent. Sound can hurt you, and that ringing may be the first sign.
You probably don't give much thought to eye boogers, except maybe when you wipe them away. But you're about to learn a lot more about them (and while you're reading, you'll probably check your eyes for crud a few times).