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Sharon Kleyne Says Beware Summer Eye Strain & Dry Eye Stress

24 Jul

Sharon Kleyne Tells Readers ‘Don’t Forget To Drink Enough Water’. Rest Is Essential for Reducing Stress and Rejuvenating Tired Eyes.

Summer is a time of relaxation and extra family connections, of barbecues and vacations, but it can also be a time of great stress and eye problems. Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica, has been teaching listeners for years that eye strain and dry eye disease symptoms cause stress and anxiety and too often result in even more serious vision problems. For example, according to Kleyne, too much stress can cause the tear film in the eyes to lose water via accelerated evaporation and become dehydrated.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, says that the situation has never been so bad. “Direct sunlight and the heat are punishing eyes,” says Kleyne, “and nowadays so many people spend hours and hours texting, watching television, playing video games and working on computers. You see people everywhere with red, swollen and bleary eyes,” says Kleyne. “You can see the stress and anxiety literally etched on their faces.”

Kleyne and her research center specializing in supplementing the evaporation of body water and earth’s water vapor developed and patented its signature product, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Consisting of Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh water with no additives and applied to the eyes as a patented fine mist from a hand-held, portable personal humidifier, the product painlessly and instantly soothes the eye and eye film. That tear film, by the way, is naturally 99% water.

The eye/stress connection, according to Kleyne, has to do with the fact that the eyes are very close to the brain and the two are “hard-wired” together. Any trauma to the brain will affect the eyes and vice-versa. Many emotions affect the eyes, including sadness, joy, depression and stress. Kleyne’s research has discovered that prisoners and people who are emotionally unstable tend to have more vision problems than those who are more stress-free.

Dry eye complaints tend to be very bad in summer because of the higher heat and more time spent exposed to air conditioning. Indoor air tends to have lower water vapor content. The loss of tear film moisture to evaporation triggers numerous hormonal responses in the eyes, including an inflammatory reaction and a threat alert.

To avoid stress and irritation issues, Kleyne suggests wearing good sunglasses when outside. She also recommends setting a limit to the number of hours you work on computer or text or watch TV. Kleyne believes that by being proactive about your eye health, you can greatly reduce your stress.

To avoid dry eyes, eye strain and associated stress, Kleyne also recommends drinking at least eight to ten full glasses of water each day, in addition to all other fluid intake. If you begin to feel stress, or your eyes feel uncomfortable, a soothing, all-natural, pH balanced fresh water mist such as Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will quickly supplement the tear film’s water content and alleviate tear film dehydration and dry eye complaints.

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Would you like to share your thoughts on dehydration caused by excessive evaporation? If you do, we’d like very much to hear from you! Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

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Sharon Kleyne Educates Gardeners About Eye Health

20 Jul

Sharon Kleyne Cautions Outdoor Workers To Save Their Eyes. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Talks Eye Awareness for Outside Work.

It’s summer. The mercury is rising and with it comes clouds of dust, dug-up soil and wood chips. There is pollen a-plenty, too, and all of it is being whisked about by leaf blowers, electric weed whackers, lawn mowers, garden tractors and tree trimmers. And as if that isn’t enough to assault even the most stalwart pair of eyes there is, at day’s end, lots of stinging smoke from barbecues.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, knows all too well the challenges to eyes and the special summer perils they face. Yes, it is hot and the air is full of particles that are not friendly to the eye. That’s not to say that Kleyne advocates giving up gardening and yard maintenance. She doesn’t. But she hopes that outdoor workers are thoughtful in their preparations. “I urge everyone who works outside to wear protective eyewear,” says Kleyne. “Goggles or big sunglasses, you choose. But wear something!” Kleyne also recommends good gloves and using plenty of sun-screen for exposed skin. “You can burn to a crisp before you know it!” Kleyne says. “And don’t overlook the need to drink lots of water. You must stay hydrated at all times and you will need extra water if you’re working outside on a hot summer day.”

Of course, for eyes afflicted with heat, pollen and other assault particles, the best thing one can do is mist several times a day with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. “It only takes a second,” says Kleyne “and you’ll instantly know the difference. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only product of its kind on the global market (and it has just launched in China, too!).

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® contains no additives or chemicals. It is one hundred percent Trade Secret tissue culture grade water and is applied to the eyes as a patented micron mist from a portable personal hand-held humidifier. It is refreshing and effective; it’s so easy to use a child can do it (and millions do!). Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will knock out the terrible symptoms of dry eye and other afflictions that gang up on you when you work outside in summer.

Kleyne also strongly recommends that summer outdoor workers keep a container of Bio-Med Wash®, the first portable, non-saline, nonchemical, emergency eye and wound wash product available worldwide. It is the only fast-acting, painless and effective product on the market that sprays wounds with Trade Secret tissue culture grade water. “In an emergency,” says Kleyne, “you don’t have time to apply a pour bottle of saline solution. You need to use something while on the go, with no fuss. You need to have something that’s effective, and that something is Bio-Med Wash®. Enjoy your summer activities outdoors,” says Kleyne, “but take wise steps to protect your eyes and body!

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We invite you to let us know about your summer outdoor adventures with eye and body care. Please write to Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com

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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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.

Allergy Eye Relief Education

1 Feb

The eye’s first line of defense against allergies is the complex and extremely thin tear film that covers the optical surface. Numerous environmental factors, from air pollution to air conditioning, can cause evaporation that result in slight, moderate or even severe tear film moisture loss (dehydration). This may be so slight that you don’t feel any symptoms. However, if you happen to be sensitive to allergens such as pollen, the allergic reaction will be more severe if your tear film is not functioning at full capacity. Bio Logic Aqua Technologies Biomedical Research Center has discovered that the best (and least expensive) way to mitigate the effect of allergens and other airborne irritants on the eyes is to pay attention to the health of your tear film.

An “allergy” may be defined as “an adverse immunological reaction to a substance that normally does not produce such a reaction.” Adverse reactions to things like pollen, mold spores and pet dander (called “allergens”), are an allergy because most people are not bothered by them. An adverse reaction to cigarette smoke or bee stings is not technically an allergy because nearly everybody reacts to them.

The typical allergic reaction produces symptoms in the eyes, breathing passages and skin. Some allergens only bother the eyes. This article will concern itself only with the effects of allergies on the eyes — even if the same allergy also affects other areas — and how to help defend the eyes not only against allergens but all airborne irritants.

It is common knowledge among specialists that allergy eye (especially pollen allergies) is worse in hot, dry weather and better in cool, humid weather. That is because many allergy eye symptoms result from dehydration of the tear film’s aqueous (water) layer, thereby creating an over-concentration of irritants and allergens. Reflex tearing tries to wash out these irritants and restore the tear film’s chemical and moisture balance. However, the reflex tears themselves may contain histamines and chemical imbalances.

Standard remedies such as eye drops and redness relievers may be ineffective against allergy eye because they can wash away the natural tear film, including the evaporation-slowing lipid layer. Chemicals in these products can create their own adverse reactions.

The best way to soothe allergy eye, and mitigate the effect of environmental challenges that dehydrate the tear film, is to emulate cool, humid weather by adding add pure, pH-balanced humidity to the air around the eyes. The humid mist will find its way into the tear film’s aqueous layer in just the right amount (two to five nanoliters) to help alleviate symptoms naturally and without harsh medicines, drops or chemical formulations.

Allergy Eye and Dry Eye Relief Education

7 Dec

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, Discusses Allergy Eye Relief and Dry Eye

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, on dry eye education, allergy relief, and tear film education.

Allergy Eye.

It is one of life’s paradoxes: Your eyes drive you crazy from itching due to spring or summer allergies. And yet-as you know all too well-the one thing you must not do is scratch or rub them.

This article will not tell you it is finally OK to scratch or rub itching eyeballs. That is irritating, inflammatory, and embeds the offending pollen and irritants in the cornea and conjunctiva. The article will, however, offer alternatives to scratching and present recently developed information about the condition known as “allergy eye.”

The Tear Film.

The eye’s first line of defense against allergies is the complex and extremely thin tear film that covers the optical surface. Numerous environmental factors, from air pollution to air conditioning, can cause evaporation that result in slight, moderate or even severe tear film moisture loss (dehydration). This may be so slight that you don’t feel any symptoms. However, if you happen to be sensitive to allergens such as pollen, the allergic reaction will be more severe if your tear film is not functioning at full capacity. Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies Biomedical Research has discovered that the best (and least expensive) way to mitigate the effect of allergens and other airborne irritants on the eyes is to pay attention to the health of your tear film.

What is an Allergy?

An “allergy” may be defined as “an adverse immunological reaction to a substance that normally does not produce such a reaction.” Adverse reactions to things like pollen, mold spores and pet dander (called “allergens”), are an allergy because most people are not bothered by them. An adverse reaction to cigarette smoke or bee stings is not technically an allergy because nearly everybody reacts to them.

The typical allergic reaction produces symptoms in the eyes, breathing passages and skin. Some allergens only bother the eyes. This article will concern itself only with the effects of allergies on the eyes — even if the same allergy also affects other areas — and how to help defend the eyes not only against allergens but all airborne irritants.

A New Discovery.

It is common knowledge among specialists that allergy eye (especially pollen allergies) is worse in hot, dry weather and better in cool, humid weather. That is because many allergy eye symptoms result from dehydration of the tear film’s aqueous (water) layer, thereby creating an over-concentration of irritants and allergens. Reflex tearing tries to wash out these irritants and restore the tear film’s chemical and moisture balance. However, the reflex tears themselves may contain histamines and chemical imbalances.

Standard remedies such as eye drops and redness relievers may be ineffective against allergy eye because they can wash away the natural tear film, including the evaporation-slowing lipid layer. Chemicals in these products can create their own adverse reactions.

The best way to soothe allergy eye, and mitigate the effect of environmental challenges that dehydrate the tear film, is to emulate cool, humid weather by adding add pure, pH-balanced humidity to the air around the eyes. The humid mist will find its way into the tear film’s aqueous layer in just the right amount (two to five nanoliters) to help alleviate symptoms naturally and without harsh medicines, drops or chemical formulations.