Sharon Kleyne Discusses Pollen & Your Eyes. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne’s Tips for Pollen Protection.
Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, researcher and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America says that as spring fast approaches, it is time to get serious about protecting our eyes from pollen.
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, who has earned an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor, wants everybody to know the symptoms of pollen allergies. These include swollen, red, itchy and watery eyes. Pollen can provoke sneezing, a stuffy nose and a hoarse voice.
It is equally important, according to Sharon Kleyne, to know the causes of pollen allergies. Of course, pollen is a primary culprit, but the eyes can also be assaulted by mold, dust and perfume. Some herbal medicines, soaps and makeup can also trigger allergies.
“Now, taking care of your symptoms is the tricky part,” says Kleyne. “To begin,” she says, “you might want to avoid that pollen-rich vacant lot on the way home. You might decide not to visit grandma’s farm until the pollen season passes. But if you can’t do either of these,” Kleyne continues, “try wearing sunglasses when you’re outside. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from dust and pollen. Safety goggles work, too.” Kleyne points out that home remedies can also help. She recommends showering, washing hair and changing clothes as surefire ways to get rid of outdoor pollen and other allergens. Gently pressing a cold, clean washcloth to your eyes and face will also bring immediate relief.
Sharon Kleyne explains that when the conjunctiva, the blood vessels on the eye’s surface get irritated, they become enlarged and dilated. When pollen becomes a problem, an over-concentration of salt (electrolyte) due to moisture (water) loss in the tear film’s aqueous layer (the tear film is naturally 99 percent water) irritates the eye. This moisture loss is a result of dehydration caused by evaporation of the tear film’s water vapor. When moisture is depleted, electrolyte and other substances become over-concentrated and discomfort results. But when the electrolyte is properly diluted, discomfort disappears.”
Sharon Kleyne insists that this is why saline solutions and popular eye drops do not really bring lasting relief to pollen-irritated eyes. These products only trap moisture, they do not supplement or replenish it. Instead, Kleyne recommends her research center’s signature product, Natures Tears® EyeMist®. It’s the only product on the market that effectively supplements the eye’s tear film. Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® has developed a system that emulates the air’s natural humidity by applying moisture as an ultra-fine, pH-balanced (7.0) water mist. With Natures Tears® EyeMist®, pollen-afflicted eyes are supplemented with all natural, pH-balanced (6.49), Trade Secret tissue culture grade water that is ideal for tear film penetration. That’s exactly what eyes attacked by pollen need. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® supplements the tear lens. Applying Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is easy and fun! You apply it with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron mist.
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