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Blind: What Do You Know? Asks Sharon Kleyne

17 Mar

With Blindness, Ignorance Is Not Bliss. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Shares Facts About Blindness.

Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, would like to know what you know about blindness. Kleyne wonders if she would get your attention if she told you that blindness is out of control and it might eventually claim you. She doubts it, at least for more than 50% of you. That’s a number she finds appalling. So, she wants to share some facts.

Are you one of those Americans that believes that blindness means just that? Total blindness? Well, guess what? That’s just plain ignorant. Blindness is defined as vision that is so bad it interferes with daily life.

Does your eyesight discourage you from going outside at night? Well, guess what? You’re blind! Is that you behind the wheel of your car, unable to see that little group of kids on their bikes in the street? Most likely, you’re blind (and going to jail for hitting one or more of the little rapscallions). Suppose you reach for that pork casserole and burn the heck out of your hand. Again, you’re probably blind. Is that you cleaning the house and sucking the pet mouse, Elmo, into the vacuum because you can’t see? Face it! You’re blind! And what did you just do? Fasten your hand to the wall with the nail gun? That’s what a blind person does. Unfortunately, for many, that’s also what a stupid person does.

So, please, read on and learn. Legal blindness is determined one of two ways. The first is vision measured at a distance of 20 feet using a Snellen Chart. You’ve seen these charts before (or if you’re blind, maybe you’ve only heard of them). They start at the top with HUGE letters and taper down to tiny letters. If your eyes are measured at 20/200 with the best correction, you’re as blind as a midnight bell tower. This means that you can only see at 20 feet what others can see at 200 feet. If you’re a hunter, this means your hunting days are Over.

The second way legal blindness is determined is by a visual field. This tells how far you can see—up, down, left, right—while looking straight ahead. This is measured on a circular screen where a tester flashes lights of various sizes; you click a switch if and when you see one. A normal visual field is about 180 degrees. If your visual field is 20 degrees or less, give up the thought that you might just stroll down to the local batting cage and stand in against an 85 mile an hour fastball. Is it dawning on you—the truth? Yes, you’re blind. Legally blind.

Sharon Kleyne has seen these scenarios so many times in the past thirty years and it continues to amaze her that so many Americans are stone cold stupid about their eyes and what they could be doing to protect them. It’s no joke! Kleyne would love it if you memorized these facts she shares here, and she would like you to do one other thing for your health and eye care. That is to use the only product in the world that is completely effective in relieving the dry eye symptoms that often lead to blindness. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® does so by supplementing your eye’s tear film (eye drops only trap moisture; this product Adds moisture). Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is easy and fun to use. It’s applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron mist. This laboratory-pure, rare water will relieve your digital dry eye symptoms every time and you can use it as many times a day as you need.

Sharon Kleyne would like to hear from you personally about your eye stories if you have any. If not, she suggests waking up and getting some. What do you think of going blind? What’s your view regarding education, especially in matters of health and your eyes? Let us know!

Dry Eye Disease Thrives On Lack Of Educations

16 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Says Dry Eye Related Blindness Can Be Stopped. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Steps Up Education Effort.

“If we continue to stick our heads in the sand,” says Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, “there will be 20 million more blind Americans than there should be by the year 2030.”

Sharon Kleyne points out that blindness statistics will rise because Americans have been slow to educate themselves about the perils of dry eye disease, which can lead to blindness. Those who already suffer from the symptoms of dry eye disease—redness, soreness, headaches, blurred vision, itchy eyes, sinus and lung irritation—know how debilitating it can be. Dry eye disease can wreak havoc on your productivity and performance at work and at play; it can also compromise your family life because the symptoms make you grumpy, depressed and can spark ugly incidents of domestic violence. Unfortunately, too many dry eye disease victims adopt a grin and bear it approach. Many seek relief in the stop-gap application of eye drops to the inflamed area, but eye drops provide only a temporary solution, if any solution at all (eye drops can become addictive and create other eye ailment issues because of their saline and chemical content).

The eye drop solution to dry eye is temporary because eye drops do not supplement the eye’s tear film (this tear film is naturally 99% water). Steady relief from dry eye disease requires this supplementation. In fact, only one product in the world provides this supplementation that addresses evaporation of the eye’s water vapor and that is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. Whereas eye drops wash away the tear film’s beneficial proteins, antibodies and protective lipid layer, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® delivers a patented micron mist that restores the tear film’s moisture. Against this product, dry eye disease rapidly retreats.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of pure tissue culture grade water and nothing else. This means that the water is clinically documented for suitability as a standardized tissue-culture medium in laboratory experiments. The hypotonic, low-osmolarity water has a slightly acidic pH-balance (6.4) and mineral content that are naturally biocompatible with the tear film of the eye. If you LEARN to use this product when dry eye disease creeps up on you, then you will greatly improve the odds that you will never go blind.

Order Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and gain the peace of mind that you will not go blind because you ignored signals and failed to learn what you needed to in order to avoid the disaster of blindness.

Sharon Kleyne invites you to write to her personally about your experience with dry eye symptoms, dry eye disease and your use of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. “Wake up! Let’s get a dialogue going,” says Kleyne, “and share our holistic insights into new water technology and a new water lifestyle!”

Dry Eye Disease & The Little You Know About It

16 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Says Learn Or Risk Losing Your Eyesight. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Touts Dry Eye Studies.

 

Sharon Kleyne is heartened to see that Allergan, in the business of eye care for seventy years, announced in the Wall Street Journal the launch of its new project, See America, which is aimed at educating people about their vision. “This is the kind of education program we need,” says Kleyne. Allergan has spent billions,” says Kleyne, “on preventing eye conditions that include diabetic macular edema, glaucoma and dry eye disease. Allergan also supports the research and product development of more than 150 companies worldwide,” Kleyne adds, “in efforts that will go a long way towards improving eye health around the world.”

Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator and researcher, is doing her part to educate people about dry eye disease and the havoc it creates. “Dry eye disease afflicts more than 250,000 Americans each year,” Kleyne says. “400 million Chinese battle dry eye disease annually. The dry eye industry is costing more than a billion dollars a year, and it sometimes leads to blindness.”

Dry eye disease symptoms include itching, blurring, burning, irritation, eyestrain, headache, and/or a ‘grainy’ sensation. The ultimate cause of dry eye disease is over-concentration of salt (electrolyte) due to moisture (water) loss in the tear film’s aqueous layer. 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.

Sharon Kleyne says that saline solutions and popular eye drops do not really bring lasting relief to dry 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. 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.

Sharon Kleyne would like to hear from you personally about your vision stories. What do you think of going blind? Are you familiar with Allergan’s project, See America? What’s your view regarding education? Please let us know!

Dry Eye & Blindness Are Out Of Control

14 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Issues Dire Dry Eye & Blindness Warning. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Calls for Pro-Active Health Care.

“Recently in the Wall Street Journal,” said Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, “Allergan announced results of a ten-year study claiming that dry eye disease and blindness are out of control. The scariest statistic,” Kleyne continued, “is that there will be 20 million more cases of blindness in the U.S. by the year 2030.

Sharon Kleyne believes that the best place to begin an attack on that number is learning more about dry eye disease and its prevention. Dry eye disease, after all, can lead to blindness and other retinal health issues. Currently, millions of people worldwide are suffering the debilitating effects of dry eye disease. “The tear lens of the eye is 99% water,” Kleyne said, “and it is subject to evaporation every day.” Kleyne referred to Dr. Gerald Pollack’s analogy that the human body is a battery that needs supplemented water to keep running. The eyes are part of that battery system and without regular supplementation, its water vapor will evaporate to the point of excruciating pain and horrible diseases.

Fortunately, there is hope, but only if people will wake up and become proactive about their eye care. “They must learn about the body’s water vapor,” said Kleyne. “They must understand what happens to the eyes when they become dehydrated due to excessive evaporation,” Kleyne continued, “and they must learn about the things they can do to safeguard against excessive dehydration.” Of course, one needs to drink lots of water, breathe properly, eat a healthy diet and get moderate exercise and plenty of sleep. One should also know all about the ONLY product on the global market that defeats dry eye disease by supplementing the eye’s tear film.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of pure tissue culture grade water and nothing else. This means that the water is clinically documented for suitability as a standardized tissue-culture medium in laboratory experiments. The hypotonic, low-osmolarity water has a slightly acidic pH-balance (6.4) and mineral content that are naturally biocompatible with the tear film of the eye. If you LEARN to use this product when dry eye disease creeps up on you, then you will greatly improve the odds that you will never go blind.

You can order Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. Is it worth your peace of mind to become proactive with your own eye care? Do you think you would like to go blind? Of course not! Take smart steps now to avoid it.

Sharon Kleyne invites you to write to her personally about your experience with dry eye symptoms, dry eye disease, blindness and your use of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. “Wake up! Let’s get a dialogue going,” says Kleyne, “and share our holistic insights into new water technology and a new water lifestyle!”

BLINDNESS IS RUNNING RAMPANT & SPELLS LIGHTS OUT FOR YOUR FUTURE

14 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Suggests Ignorance & Blindness Can Go Together. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Wants To Wake You Up To Blindness.

Have you ever been in a forest fire, or trapped in a burning house, or stood on a coastal cliff shooting video when you realized a tsunami was bearing down on you? If you say yes to any of these, then you have a sense of the predicament you’re in now as you face the onslaught of rampant dry eye disease and blindness. Yes, blindness. According to a just-released multi-year study by Allergan, blindness in the U.S. will find 20 million new victims by the year 2030. That’s just 13 years away if your math skills are challenged.

Another fact is this: most of those 20 million souls will be just like you. Yes, you stand a good chance of being one of them. So the question is, do you have to be in uniform and sitting in that blindness dugout before you realize you don’t want to have anything to do with that team? If ‘yes’ is your answer, then you better wake up and take a little learning more seriously than you ever have before.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, would be more than happy to help you. For more than two decades, she has worked to educate the global population about the scourge that is dry eye disease and the horror that is blindness. “Dry eye disease symptoms can be knocked out if only people learn that they have to supplement their eyes on a regular basis with pure water, that is to say, water without additives.” Kleyne should know because in her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® she discovered and developed the only product in the world that supplements the eye’s tear film, which is naturally 99% water with pure water.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of pure tissue culture grade water and nothing else. This means that the water is clinically documented for suitability as a standardized tissue-culture medium in laboratory experiments. The hypotonic, low-osmolarity water has a slightly acidic pH-balance (6.4) and mineral content that are naturally biocompatible with the tear film of the eye. If you LEARN to use this product when dry eye disease flares up, you can knock it right down. As a bonus, you will increase your chances of Never going blind.

“This is the good news,” said Kleyne, “but it will only work for those people who rouse themselves and become proactive about their health! People must become educated about what happens to the eyes when they become dehydrated due to excessive evaporation,” Kleyne continued, “and they must wise up about what they can do to safeguard against excessive dehydration.” Drink lots of water, breathe properly, eat a healthy diet and get exercise moderately and get lots of sleep.
You can order Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. Is it worth your peace of mind to become proactive with your own eye care? Take smart steps now to avoid worsening dry eye symptoms and even blindness.

Sharon Kleyne invites you to write to her personally about your experience with dry eye symptoms, dry eye disease, blindness and your use of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. “Wake up! Let’s get a dialogue going,” says Kleyne, “and share our holistic insights into new water technology and a new water lifestyle!”

Dry Eye Disease & Blindness

2 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Hails Allergen’s See America Campaign. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Explores Dry Eye & Blindness.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America and founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, wants you to know that every four minutes, one American will suffer partial or complete blindness. “One every four minutes!” Kleyne repeats with emphasis. “That is unacceptable.”

Sharon Kleyne, though, is heartened to see that Allergan, in the business of eye care for seventy years, announced in the Wall Street Journal the launch of its new project, See America, which is aimed at educating people about their vision. “Currently,” Allergan claims, “61 million Americans—more than the populations of California and Florida combined—are at risk of severe vision loss. Yet, only half of those people visited an eye doctor last year.”

“This is exactly the kind of education program we need,” says Kleyne, who praises Allergan’s history of research and eye care technology. “Allergan has spent billions,” says Kleyne, “on preventing eye conditions that include diabetic macular edema, glaucoma and dry eye disease. Allergan also supports the research and product development of more than 150 companies worldwide,” Kleyne adds, “in efforts to improve eye health around the world.”

Sharon Kleyne also embraces the September 2016 national call-to-action by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to end blindness in America by 2030.

Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator and researcher, educates people about dry eye disease and the havoc it creates. “Dry eye disease afflicts more than 250,000 Americans each year,” Kleyne says. “400,000 Chinese battle dry eye disease annually. The dry eye industry is costing more than a billion dollars a year, and it sometimes leads to blindness.”

Dry eye disease symptoms include itching, blurring, burning, irritation, eyestrain, headache, and/or a ‘grainy’ sensation. The ultimate cause of dry eye disease is over-concentration of salt (electrolyte) due to moisture (water) loss in the tear film’s aqueous layer. 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.

Sharon Kleyne says that researchers like herself has long known that the simplest and most natural way to soothe dry, puffy and irritated eyes 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 of dry eye disease through a simple and safe daily (or even hourly) moisture supplementation process.

Sharon Kleyne says that saline solutions and popular eye drops do not really bring lasting relief to dry 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. 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.

If you have personal stories about vision loss or blindness, please let us know!

New Education about Eye Care for Children

31 Jan

Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, recently interviewed Marguerite McDonald, MD about pediatric eye care and what every parent should know about preventing low vision and blindness in children.

Sharon noted that according to the World Health Organization, there are 1.4 million blind children in the world, and many more with low vision. Three-fourths of blind children live in the poorest regions of Africa and Asia, where 80% of blindness is preventable or correctable.

Major causes of childhood blindness in wealthy countries include genetic disorders, and lesions of the optic nerve and higher vision centers. In poor countries, blindness may be caused by measles (preventable), Vitamin A deficiency (preventable), harmful folk remedies (preventable), cataracts (curable), retinopathy of prematurity (curable), glaucoma (treatable), retinoblastoma (the eye usually can’t be saved but the life can) and infections such as conjunctivitis (curable). Causes of low vision include amblyopia (curable), strobismus (curable), nearsightedness (correctable) and developmental problems.

Sharon Kleyne, Marguerite McDonald and the World Health Organization agree that education is the key to preventing low vision and blindness in children. Frequent eye exams and the availability of medical care are most effective when parents are educated about the need for eye screenings and exams, and about what to look for in a child’s visual development.

Dr. McDonald believes that eyes are the most important organ in relating to the outside world. And yet there is much less education available on eye care than with most other health areas. Sharon Kleyne agreed. According to studies by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, sponsor of the “EyeSmart” campaign, Americans know virtually nothing about eye care.

Marguerite McDonald noted that the better hospitals routinely test infant vision. If there are no problems, they probably won’t mention it. All babies should have a pediatric eye exam because with conditions such as lazy eye, pediatric cataract (present in one birth in 50) or glaucoma, the earlier they are caught, the easier they are to correct. These conditions all cause the eye to send incorrect messages to the brain. When the brain begins ignoring messages from the bad eye, correction becomes far more difficult

Sharon asked about eye and brain communication. According to Dr. McDonald, the retina is actually part of the brain. Eye-to-brain pathways begin developing immediately after birth and it is critical that the baby’s eyes send correct messages. She notes that vision is, in large part, learned behavior (the ability to interpret what you see and to fill in the blanks), and poor vision in childhood can lead to learning and behavior problems.

Dr. McDonald notes that most schools have vision screening programs and are able to detect poor vision because they need only a simple eye chart. Diseases such as dry eye or glaucoma are much harder to detect and a doctor is required. However, an educated and observant parent is always the first line of defense.

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