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RT @TheLASIKDoc Work at a #computer all day? Make sure that your time spent on the computer is not hurting your #vision:
“Make sure that your time spent on the computer is not hurting your vision. Growing up in this day and age, it is becoming more and more common to include technology into our daily life and activities. For some, this could include talking away on your cell phone or Bluetooth to different people across the country. For others, it could mean reading your paperback book off of an iPad or Kindle, rather than carrying around an actual hard copy.” Read More
Everyone has an eye. Heck, some people even have two! We want to educate everyone about the importance of taking care of their eye(s). Why? Because that is how we see the world- through our eyes.
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Dr. Ilene Gipson of Harvard Talks with Sharon Kleyne
Guest: Ilene K. Gipson, Ph.D. (Boston, MA), Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Ilene Gipson is an ophthalmologist and dry eye syndrome researcher at Harvard Medical School. During the interview, she pointed out to Sharon Kleyne that dry eye syndrome is now the #1 reason for eye doctor visits in the United States. She explained that dry eye and eye dehydration are extremely complex. Dry eye syndrome involves the surface of the eye, tear and lipid producing glands, the skin of the eyelids, the manner in which inflammation is processed by the brain and body, hormone production, microscopic tear film components, the nervous system connection to the brain, water intake and natural water in air. Any part of this system can result in dry eye and dehydration symptoms.
Two-third of dry eye syndrome sufferers are women and a significant percentage are peri-menopausal or post-menopausal (although many men, including older men, are also subject to dry eye). The symptoms in women relate mostly to hormone levels and lifestyle. Dr. Gipson stresses that women do not get menopausal dry eye syndrome simply “because” they are women. Menopausal dry eye is not inevitable. Women are also more prone to autoimmune diseases, which has some of the same precipitating factors as dry eye. Women also live longer, increasing the risk of age related illness.
For natural eye health at any age, Dr. Gipson recommends dark green vegetables and adequate sleep at night. Sleeping naturally lowers the tear film pH and restores tear film moisture. It is also generally conducive to good health. She also recommends drinking adequate water.
Regarding computers, Dr. Ilene Gipson explains that deep concentration can substantially affect the eyes’ blink rate. A slowed blink rate can cause dry eye symptoms by increasing natural moisture evaporation from the tear film. Indoor conditions such as household chemicals, insulated walls and windows and forced-air heating and cooling can also cause dry eye symptoms.
Sharon’s Evaluation: Dr. Gipson is an exceptional woman with an important mission. I fully support her recommendations of education and proactive eye care through natural lifestyle habits and regular checkups. We both recommend taking care of your whole body because all parts are interconnected. We also should be concerned about the plight of women in some underdeveloped countries who spend hours each day carrying water for their children and families. Often, the water is unsanitary and they are prone to a wide range of dehydration diseases, including dry eye syndrome.
Nature’s Universal Lens
What is the EYE?!
I know what you’re doing right now!
You’re staring at your computer screen (aren’t you?).
And your eyesight is BLURRY!
The Internet …
To Adventure Earth’s Information Highway Revolution!
What You Don’t Know about Your Eyes!
Did you know? When you look at a computer screen, your brain does not recognize it as a bright light? As a result, excessive computer use could devastate your eyesight, causing eye discomfort, blurred vision, fatigue, headache, chronic dry eye, computer vision syndrome, poor eye health, glaucoma, stress, depression, etc.
Did you know? Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, has been researching and interviewing in the medical field for over a decade, to learn more about the global vision crisis She has developed critical new information about the connection between eyes, computers and the brain.
Sharon is adamant that computers can be safe … If the user is educated!
Come, let us reason together. We know you use computers and we know you are experiencing symptoms. By visiting this blog often and writing to us, we can learn together and help others to understand “what is the eye?” And by applying what you learn, you can use your computer safely and without worry or discomfort!
Sharon Kleyne has a unique ability to discover new information and make it easily understood and easily applied. She has at her (and your) disposal the full resources of the Bio-Logic Aqua Research Center that she founded, and the resources of the Sharon Kleyne Hour radio talk show, where she has interviewed many of the world’s leading health care and eye health
What REALLY happens when you stare at a computer?
“Redness and squinting are often misinterpreted by others and can affect your interpersonal and professional life.”
Marguerite McDonald, MD
Sharon Kleyne Hour
“Your eyes are the only exposed body part not protected by skin. They are VERY vulnerable.”
Robert Latkany, MD
Sharon Kleyne Hour
“Vision is a learned behavior, like walking, that needs to be nurtured.”
Scott Jens, DO (InfantSee)
Sharon Kleyne Hour
It happens to all “computer dependent” people (which is getting to be just about everybody). You’ve been working at your computer for hours and your eyes gradually begin bothering you. The distraction could cost you money, productivity and, eventually, your visual health. Ophthalmologists are encountering this problem more and more. They have named it “Computer Eye Irritation” or “C.E.I.”, also called “Computer Vision Syndrome” or “C.V.S.”. Continue reading
Dennis Buckley is a Chiropractic Physician in Pasadena, California, who had appeared on the Sharon Kleyne Hour several times. Here is an excerpt from his appearance of December 1, 2008. Continue reading