Diagnose Dry Eye by zip code?

3 Apr

Mar 31

Diagnose by zip code? New study links weather, pollution to the disease:

Excerpt from AAO article:

“Residents of major cities with high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dry eye syndrome, according to a study presented at the world’s largest ophthalmic conference, the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, in New Orleans. Study subjects in and around Chicago and New York City were found to be three to four times more likely to be diagnosed with dry eye syndrome compared to less urban areas with relatively little air pollution. As a result of this study, researchers suggest that environmental manipulations should be considered as part of the overall control and management of patients with dry eye syndrome.”

Bikers Beware of Winter Eye Dangers

24 Feb

Sharon Kleyne and Philip Paden, MD, put together a list of recommendations for protecting against winter dry eye.

Paden is an ophthalmologist and a former instructor at Cornell University. He is also a former professional motorcycle racer who has been riding for 40 years and is an authority on motorcycle eye protection and motorcycle dry eye.

According to Kleyne and Paden, motorcycle dry eye primarily occurs when wind increases the pressure on water at or near the surface of the eyes and eyelids, to evaporate into the atmosphere. As a result of this moisture loss, riders frequently complain of eye irritation, discomfort or fatigue, blurred vision, watery eyes, headaches and feelings of stress. Sunglasses and face shields may not offer adequate eye protection because other dehydrating factors also play a role. The tear film that covers and protecting our eyes is 98% water.

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Watch Out for Eye Dehydration During Summer Heat Wave

19 Jul

During a summer heat wave, warns Natures Tears® EyeMist® inventor and Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne, the eyes are especially vulnerable to dehydration or loss of surface water. The ability to recognize, prevent and treat dehydration of the eyes, sometimes called  “summer dry eye,” could prevent much discomfort and possibly save one’s eyesight. .

The surface of the eye at the cornea is 98% water. When the amount of ocular surface water, which is mostly contained in the “basal tear film,” begins to drop, either from evaporation or poor tear production, the results are dehydration and dry eye complaints. When eyes are exposed to high temperatures, low humidity, and intense sunlight, the tear film water protecting the eyes and enabling sight evaporates faster than at other times.

Tear film dehydration and dry eye can cause eye discomfort, water eyes, dry eyes, itching eyes, burning eyes, fatigue, headaches, blurred vision and many other symptoms. Too little tear film water, among other things, stimulates the production of inflammatory hormones in the tear film, causing inflammation and discomfort.

Summer is also allergy season, with dramatic increases in airborne pollen. When the eyes’ natural defenses against allergies and pollen are diminished due to insufficient tear film water and the presence of inflammatory hormones, the allergic reaction to pollen will be greater.

Dry eye and dehydration caused by a summer heat wave and intense sunlight can be minimized or avoided by drinking eight glasses of water per day in addition to other fluids, wearing sunglasses, taking frequent cool showers and baths, avoiding direct sunlight, keeping your home humidified, and replacing water and salt when you become overheated.

A quick and easy method of supplementing lost tear film water and alleviating dry eye complaints during a summer heat wave is to carry Natures Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua Research with you and apply it frequently. Natures Tears® EyeMist® is a personal hand-held humidifying device that instantly relieves dry eye and allergy eye complaints. The product contains 100% all-natural pH balanced tissue culture grade water – ideal for application to the eyes.

Because Natures Tears® EyeMist® is 100% safe, the product maybe applied whenever dry eye or allergy eye discomfort are experienced. Natures Tears® EyeMist® is compatible with all other eye applications

Natures Tears® EyeMist®. The best – and only – all-natural water mist for relief of dry eye and allergy eye caused by a summer sun and heat waves.

Best Dry Eye Cures Are More Effective with Natures Tears® EyeMist®

18 Jul

Because the condition known as “dry eye” can have multiple causes, finding the best cure, or even any cure, has long challenged ophthalmologists and dry eye researchers. For some people with a chronic form of dry eye, there is no cure. Whatever the cause of dry eye, Natures Tears® EyeMist®, from Bio-Logic Aqua Research, offers the best and most soothing relief for complaints such as eye discomfort, blurry vision, red eyes and headache. Soothing temporary relief is often obtained even for individuals whose dry eye is considered incurable.

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Many ophthalmologists are discovering that when Natures Tears® EyeMist® is combined with the best chemical eye drops or treatments intended to cure dry eye, the treatments may become more effective. Natures Tears EyeMist offers gentle, soothing relief that is compatible with all dry eye applications.

The surface of the eye is 98% water and dry eye is defined as a partial loss of the water content of the eyes’ basal tear film. Although Natures Tears® EyeMist® is only intended for temporarily relief of common dry eye complaints, researchers have demonstrated that the product supplements and improves tear film water content. No dry eye “cure” claims to supplement or replace lost tear film water.

Natures Tears® EyeMist® supplements tear film water without disrupting, flooding or washing away the existing natural tear film structure. Research indicates that supplementing a dry and dehydrated tear film with the trade secret, pH balanced, tissue culture water in Natures Tears® EyeMist®, may be the best approach to calming eye inflammation and reducing production of the inflammatory hormones that frequently accompany dry eye.

The best relief of dry eye complaints is obtained by applying Natures Tears® EyeMist® whenever eye discomfort is experienced or the eyes are at risk for discomfort. Research has shown that the frequent application of Natures Tears® EyeMist® in high risk environmental situations, such as bright sunlight, long distance driving, forced-air heating and cooling, polluted and stagnant air, etc., can help prevent dry eye complaints.

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Best Relief for Eye Strain and Tired Eyes

10 Jul

Eye strain is a common complaint also called “tired eyes” or “eye fatigue.” The scientific name is asthenopia. The condition can have numerous causes and the best relief is often  determined by the exact cause.

 

Eye strain complaints:

  • Drowsiness
  • Pain around the eyes
  • Headache
  • Sore neck
  • Blurred vision

 

Eye strain causes:

  • Tightening/overworking of the minute ciliary muscles inside the eye
  • Inflammation caused by tear film moisture evaporation and dry eye

 

Examples of eye strain triggers:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Reading
  • Computer use
  • Tedious activities involving the eyes
  • Driving
  • Incorrect eyeglass prescription or contact lenses intolerance.
  • Irritants such as air pollution, smoke, dust and low humidity/dry air.

 

Best eye strain relief:

  • Look around the room or out the window every hour or so (for computer users for best relief of ciliary muscle fatigue).
  • Don’t forget to blink (staring at a computer can drop your reflexive blink rate from 20 times a minute to five times a minute. This exposes the eye to increased tear film evaporation causing dry eye and inflammation).
  • Room lighting is best when dimmer than the TV screen, with no glare.
  • Wear sunglasses for best eye relief while driving in bright light, when sun is in your eyes. or when it’s hazy out.
  • Apply Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® as often as desired to soothe and humidify timed eyes and increase tear film water content.
  • Get some sleep – or at least rest your eyes.
  • Have your eyes checked regularly. Once a year is best.
  • Drink at least eight glasses of water per day.

 

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Best Red Eye Relief Could Be an All-Water EyeMist

21 Jun

Everyone has seen TV ads for medicated eye drops that supposedly relieve a condition called “red eye.” Recent research by Sharon Kleyne at Bio-Logic Aqua Research has discovered that the best red eye relief might not be an eye drop or a medication at all but a simple, all-natural water mist applied to the air in front of the eyes. .

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There are many causes of red eye, some dangerous and requiring a doctor’s attention and some completely harmless. Not all red eye causes will respond to medicated eye drops. Causes of red eye include eye allergies, dry eye, glaucoma, drug reaction, blepharitis, subconjunctival hemorrhage, pterygium, scleritis, episcleritis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

The most common cause is dry eye, a dehydration condition that will, in fact, respond to red eye relieving eye drops. However, Sharon Kleyne’s research and indicates that dry eye responds best to a soothing 100% all-natural water mist.

Dry eye induced red eye commonly occurs when a person is tired, has been partying or drinking, has been using a computer for hours, driving for a long time or has engaged in heavy labor or physical exercise, especially outdoors in direct sunlight, cold weather or wind. These circumstances may cause the protective tear film covering the eye’s exposed portions to lose a portion of its water content to increased evaporation and become dehydrated. The surface of the eye is 98% water.

This tear film water loss results, among other things, in a release of inflammatory hormones resulting in red eye and other dry eye signs such as eye discomfort, itching an burning.

Red eye medication is usually a decongestant that shrinks small blood vessels exactly like nose drops. The best application for red eye relief is a pure, all-natural, 100% water eye mist using a personal hand-held humidifying device. The eye mist will achieve the same soothing objective as the drops but more naturally and conveniently, with no eye drop discomfort, potentially allergenic preservatives or potential for addiction.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. The best – and only – all-natural water mist for relief of dry eye related red eye.

EyeMist.com

9 Nov

EyeMist.com is an online resource for people suffering from Dry Eye, Computer Vision Syndrome, or Allergy Eye. It offers articles and research on treatment, and ways to identify the symptoms of Dry Eye, CVS, and Allergy Eye, as well as Blepharitis and LASIK Eye Surgery.

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