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Sharon Kleyne Shares Relief For Painful Dry Eyelids

10 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Examines Causes of Dry Eyelids. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Attacks Dry Eyelids.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, 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 recently challenged people with painful dry eyelids to fight back and reclaim their healthy eyes.

Sharon Kleyne shared the symptoms for dry eyelids, which include dryness, itching, swelling, scaling, soreness and discoloration. “If you suffer from any or all of these symptoms,” Kleyne warned, “you need to learn why you’re suffering and what you can do about it.”

Indeed, the causes of dry eyelids are many. Let’s begin with shampoo, cosmetics, allergies, food, hair dye containing the ingredient p-Phenylenediamine, eyelash curlers, eczema and psoriasis. Some cosmetic ingredients can cause dry eyelids, and these include preservatives such as parabens, pheny mercuric acetate, imidazolidinyl urea, quaternium-15 and potassium sorbate. A resin such as colophony and emollients such as lanolin and propylene glycol can cause dry eyelids, too, and so can some antioxidants and fragrances. The pigment contaminant nickel is also a culprit.
Of course, knowing what to do to alleviate the suffering associated with dry eyelids is what everybody really wants to know, and Kleyne is happy to oblige. She suggests avoiding allergens whenever possible. She urges frequent hand and face washing, and she suggests suspending the use of makeup at least until a dry eyelid condition has been cleared up. “And the best way to do that,” Kleyne says, “is to use my research center’s signature product, Natures Tears® EyeMist®. It’s the only product on the market that effectively supplements the eye’s tear film. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® supplements the tear lens.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, knows that the simplest and most natural way to soothe dry eyelids is to add two-to-five-billionths of a liter of moisture (water) to the eye’s aqueous layer. 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 around the face rather than in the eyes. The mist droplets penetrate the lipid layer like saddle soap penetrates a saddle: The oils part, the droplets pass, and the oil closes. This new hydrotherapy discovery, for the first time, enables individuals to take personal control over dry, puffy eyes through a simple and safe daily (or even hourly) moisture supplementation process. Kleyne also points out 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 applying Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, which 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.

If you have personal stories about painful, dry eyelids, please pry them open and share them with us!

Eye Twitching and Eyelid Twitches

20 Jan

Eye twitching, eyelid tics and spasms are pretty common. Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can twitch. Most eye twitches come and go, although they can last for weeks or even months.

I once received an e-mail from a patient’s wife, who told me her left lower eyelid had been twitching for several weeks, and it was driving her crazy. Could I help?

To find a solution for eye twitching, we needed to determine the underlying cause of this annoying problem. Called myokymia in doctor lingo, these rippling muscle contractions in an eyelid can be triggered by:

  • Stress
  • Tiredness
  • Eye strain
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Dry eyes
  • Nutritional imbalances
  • Allergies

However, this kind of eye twitching also can be hard to treat. The only option for making the twitching stop may be to figure out the cause and deal with it.Almost all sudden-onset eyelid twitching is benign, meaning the condition is not serious or a sign of a medical problem.

More serious forms of eyelid twitching are caused by neurological conditions such asblepharospasm or hemifacial spasm. These conditions are much less common and should be diagnosed and treated by an eye doctor.

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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.”

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.

Computer Eye Strain and Dry Eye Can Cost You Money, Productivity and Your Vision

1 May

If your eyes often bother you after a couple of hours at the computer, you are not alone. Computer eye strain, a form of dry eye disease, has become one of the most common reasons for eye doctor visits.

Eye health advocate Sharon Kleyne cautions that computer eye strain symptoms should never be ignored. Mrs. Kleyne is host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio show, and founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research.

Sharon Kleyne notes that the tear film of the eye is 99% water and that computer eye strain symptoms usually result from tear film water evaporation. Symptoms include tired, burning or itchy eyes, blurred vision, headaches, poor sleep and elevated stress. The good news, Mrs. Kleyne says, is that with a few common-sense precautions, including the following tips, computer eye strain can be relieved and even prevented.

  1. Have an annual professional eye exam.

  2. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day.

  3. Eat eye healthy foods (dark green leafy vegetables and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids), exercise and fresh air regularly, and get sufficient sleep.

  4. Keep a hand-held air humidifier, plants and/or an open container of water near your desk. Because the air is dry, adding water (moisture) to the air reduces dry eye and natural water evaporation due to dehydration.

  5. Sip water while you work. Pour bottled water into a glass before drinking.

  6. Try to blink more often, taping a reminder to the computer if necessary. When working at a computer screen, your eyes’ blink rate can drop from 30 times per minute to three times per minute, which increases tear film water evaporation.

  7. Exercise your eye muscles by looking around the room at varying distances several times per hour (Take breaks away from your desk – outdoors if possible. Crack (or open) a window to let in fresh, humid air (indoor air can be dry, stale and dehydrating).

  8. Turn off lights that are too bright, especially fluorescent lights. Or switch to a desk lamp.

  9. Periodically throughout the day, moisturize the air around your eyes with a pH balanced (below 7.0), fine-mist eye spray.

The only all-natural, all-water, hand-held eye humidifying device with patented technology to supplement natural tear film water, is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua Research, a sponsor of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water.

© 2012 Bio-Logic Aqua Research