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Eye Care For Computer Users

24 Mar

Computer & Smartphone Addictions Can lead to Blindness. Dehydrated Eyes Threaten Chronic Computer Users.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, doesn’t like seeing so many people staring at the screens of their I-Phones and computer screens without taking periodic breaks. “These people don’t understand,” said Kleyne, “that the energy put out by those devices dehydrates the tear film of their eyes, which causes redness, irritation and blurred vision, among other things. Headaches are also common,” said Kleyne.

This is why Kleyne enjoys hosting Adetutu Ijose on her radio program. Ijose, a health and nutrition consultant for computer users with SOG Consultants Corp, has extensively studied the short and long-term effects of computers and smart phones on their users. Ijose is the author of several books on the subject such as The Health Effects of Computer Use on Women, Teenage and Adult Texting Addictions, Eyes, Vision and Computer Use and The Health Effects of Video Games. Ijose would like to see people take a computer-free vacation this summer. “The best way to avoid computer-related health issues,” says Ijose, “is to turn off your devices and walk away.

Sharon Kleyne agrees, but of course, Ijose and Kleyne know that not everyone can simply unplug and live computer-free. Most people today have computers, to some extent, in their work lives and virtually everyone is connected for emails, texts and games. Like it or not, computers and the internet have become as necessary to daily life as transportation vehicles and the toothbrush.

Everyone knows something about the advantages of computer technology, but many users are still ignorant about the threats these devices pose to your health. “Sitting at your computer,” Ijose said, “you are looking at light through a water vapor (that’s how we see light), but the computer energy is actually drying out that moisture; it is drawing out the user’s moisture, too, and that means you. The more you evaporate because of your computer and iPhones,” Ijose continued, “the more you’re likely to develop stress-related behavioral and mental issues. You’ve heard of road rage?” Ijose asked. “Get ready for screen rage.”

Kleyne absolutely agrees with Ijose’s assessment. She reminded listeners why Dr. Gerald Pollack’s analogy of the human body as a battery is a smart one. Over-evaporation caused by computers and I-Phones triggers emotional anxiety in the brain. Addiction to computers and I-Phones is a real and serious problem today! Kleyne urged everybody to remember to breathe properly and drink lots of water while sitting at the computer or texting on an I-Phone. “Blinking is vital, too,” said Sharon Kleyne. “Remember to blink! These steps will reduce stress.”

Ijose said that you “must align your body with a holistic, natural way of life. Anything that happens to us has a holistic solution in nature if we only look for it.”

Kleyne and Ijose share a belief that education will be the key factor in getting people to spend less time with their debilitating devices. Getting smarter about exercise and dietary choices and learning more about the body’s water vapor and how it is affected by daily evaporation will make us healthier, happier people in the long run. It’s all about knowing when to turn off those devices and walking away.

Does Dry Eye Cause Puffy Eyes?

27 Feb

Sharon Kleyne Shares Solution for Puffy Eyes. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne’s Relief for Puffy Eyes.

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 loves to educate people about dry eye disease and the havoc it creates. “Dry eye disease afflicts more than 250,000 Americans each year,” Kleyne said. “400,000 Chinese battle dry eye disease annually. The dry eye industry is costing more than a billion dollars a year.”

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.

Puffy or swollen eyes are caused by fluid retention, hormone changes, stress, allergies and excessive crying. Yes, excessive crying. The tiny glands in the eyelids that produce tears tend to become inflamed with over-activity. Sometimes puffy eyes will greet us when we wake up. But the connection between dry eye disease and puffy eyes is also clear. Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, stresses this point. She 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.

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 over dry, puffy eyes through a simple and safe daily (or even hourly) moisture supplementation process.

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. 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 puffy or swollen eyes, please let us know!

How Dry Is My Eye

16 Feb

Sharon Kleyne Answers Dry Eye Questions. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Solves Dry Eye Mysteries.

“Tell me, Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® with an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor, “how dry is my eye?”

“If,” says Sharon Kleyne, “your eyes are itching, blurring or burning, you are suffering with dry eye symptoms. If your eyes are irritated, if you’ve been indoors too long with forced air heat or air conditioning, if you’ve been sitting too long in front of a computer or TV screen and have eyestrain, headache and/or a ‘grainy’ sensation, then you’ve got it—dry eye disease. The ultimate cause of dry eye disease,” Kleyne goes on, “is 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). 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.”

“Wow, Mrs. Kleyne. I have all of these symptoms! You are America’s leading water educator, researcher and advocate 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. You are always giving great advice to everybody about water research, new water technology and health. Please tell me! What can I do about my symptoms?”

“For dusty, dry eyes,” says Sharon Kleyne, “I recommend 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. In 2002,” Kleyne continues, “Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® 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®, tired and irritated 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 challenged by dry eye symptoms need. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® supplements the tear lens.”

“Are you talking about eye drops, Mrs. Kleyne? I have trouble using them. They sting and they’re messy.”

“No way am I talking about eye drops!” says Kleyne. “Eye drops merely trap moisture; they do not supplement the water of the eye. 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. Think of the experience as your eyes enjoying a wonderful tryst with a healing mist.”

“Thank you, Sharon Kleyne, for your incredible advice! I’d love to hear from other readers that have tried this product while fighting the effects of dry eye disease. Please write in and share your experience!

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® E-Commerce Strategy

23 Sep

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® – a Simply Moist® experience! Woman invented, woman owned American product for dry eyes. New discovery – the Power of Water®.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® e-commerce commitment.

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Water Research and international water advocate, is announcing an increased emphasis on e-commerce and retail Internet accounts for Nature’s Tears EyeMist, the company’s patented, all-natural breakthrough product for dry eye, eye allergies and computer vision syndrome.

“E-commerce,” explains Mrs. Kleyne, “is global, open 24 hours a day, and has a unique ability to quickly reach consumers of all ages and categories, including targeted subgroups such as sports participants, allergy sufferers, and people experiencing computer eye irritation. That’s why we are placing the highest priority on acquiring new Internet retail accounts.”

Nature’s Tears EyeMist, according to Mrs. Kleyne, has been extremely successful selling in 70,000 brick-and-mortar drugstores, doctor’s offices, hospitals and the military. Internet sites such as Amazon.com have been especially effective in helping the product reach consumers looking for a dry eye product and education.

Water is the ONLY method to humidify dry eyes.

This new category product is the result of two decades of research by Sharon Kleyne. She discovered that dry eye syndrome is a global health crisis and that the only correct way to re-humidify dry and irritated eyes is with water rather than formulated products. Her research led to the discovery of Bio-Logic Aqua tissue culture water, the only known all-natural water with the correct pH, osmolarity, mineral solute content and application technology for dry eye application.

The water is now Bio-Logic Aqua Research’s “trade secret” and the only ingredient in Nature’s Tears EyeMist, which contains no formulated chemicals, preservatives, saline solution or potential allergens.

New global discovery: Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

According to Mrs. Kleyne, “Nature’s Tears EyeMist is an all-natural, personal hand-held device that humidifies the air in front of the eyes, which the tear film then naturally absorbs.”

Endorsed by ophthalmologists, optometrists, pharmacists and dry eye researchers around the world, this American product received a United States patent in April, 2009, for its description of misting the eyes and tear film with 100% natural water to soothe dry eyes (see http://www.naturestears.com for product demonstration, description and references).

Dry eyes, dry air and the environment.

“Worldwide,” Mrs. Kleyne explains, “the air we breathe is too dry. Everyone knows the air is polluted and dirty but few realize that our air is also losing its life-giving clean water (humidity). This is the number one environmental threat to health. The good news is that my company’s personal hand-held water misting devices will empower every individual to provide their own instant humidity supplement, regardless of how dirty or dry the air.”

“Earth is always changing,” she concludes, “and for human life to survive, we must learn to adapt to those changes. In the current global environment, with the help of our wonderful Internet partners, Bio-Logic Aqua’s business of water products such as Nature’s Tears EyeMist will one day be as indispensable as drinking water, clothing, sunscreen and lip balm.”

Don’t miss The Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water at http://www.worldtalkradio.com, Apple iTunes and Green Talk Network, Mondays at 10 a.m. PST/PDT. Sponsored by Nature’s Tears EyeMist and Bio-Logic Aqua Research.

How To Relieve The Symptoms Of Allergy Eye

22 Sep

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 allergies 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 eye’s first line of defense against allergies and other irritants is the complex and extremely thin tear film that covers the eyes’ exposed surface. The tear film is 99% water. The remainder of the tear film consists of salt, proteins, antibodies, lipids, etc.

Factors such as air pollution, dry air, heat, wind, forced air heating and cooling and even stress can cause your tear film to lose water. If you happen to be sensitive to allergens such as pollen, the reaction will be more severe if your tear film is too dry and not functioning at full capacity. It is common knowledge among specialists that allergy eye (especially pollen allergies) is worse in hot, dry weather and better in cool, humid weather when it is easier to maintain the tear film’s natural moisture balance.

Standard eye drops may be ineffective against allergy eye because the large drops can wash away the natural tear film, including the evaporation-slowing lipid layer. Also, chemicals in these products can create their own adverse or allergic reactions.

Allergy Eye and Dry Eye Symptoms.

Itching, redness, blurred vision, burning, eyelid swelling or redness, excessive tearing, grainy feeling, eye strain, fatigue, heavy eyelids,  and light sensitivity are some allergy eye and dry eye symptoms.

Reducing allergens/minimizing symptoms.

  • Stay indoors when the pollen count is at its peak, especially in mid-morning and early evening.
  • Keep windows closed and use air-conditioning during peak allergy seasons.
  • Wear glasses or sunglasses outdoors during peak seasons.
  • Allergy-proof your home; put dust-mite-proof covers on bedding and pillows; clean surfaces with a damp mop, rag, or shampooer rather than dry sweeping or dusting.
  • Keep pets outdoors as much as possible if you have pet allergies.
  • Reduce molds by keeping indoor humidity moderate. Shoot for 40% to 50% relative humidity at 70 degrees.
  • Remove contact lenses as soon as symptoms appear.

Standard remedies.

  • Cold compresses on the eyes.
  • Oral antihistamines (may cause drowsiness).
  • Eye drops and redness relievers.
  • See your doctor about mast cell stabilizers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and immunotherapy.

Maintaining tear film health.

  • Put bowls of water in your house, especially when heater or air conditioner is on.
  • Take frequent long, luxuriant baths and/or showers.
  • Let as much fresh air into the house as you can, especially the bathroom.
  • Apply a pure-water mist before and after facial cleansing and any time eyes or face feel dry and/or uncomfortable.

© 2010 Bio-Logic Aqua Research

Senior Citizens’ Eye Diseases

18 Aug

Managing Aging Eye – Lifestyle, Nutrition and Water.

“Eye Misting” Is a New, All-Natural Discovery for Senior Dry Eye

Seniors and aging eye.

As you age, it is normal to become concerned about the many serious eye diseases to which seniors are susceptible. These diseases are collectively called “aging eye.”

Managing aging eye.

Ideally, your parents will have taken you for regular eye exams and made sure you ate properly, obtained sufficient sleep and exercise, and drank enough water (hydration is important because recent research is discovering a link between aging eye diseases and chronic dehydration). If you maintain and eye healthy lifestyle as an adult, your chances of developing serious aging eye diseases could be considerably reduced.

Bio-Logic Aqua Research has discovered that age related eye disease can be minimized by proactively managing your eye health and lifestyle.

The company recommends:

  • Regular eye exams (to catch problems early).
  • Drinking at least 60 to 80 ounces of water a day to prevent dehydration.
  • Eating plenty of dark green vegetables (spinach, kale, arugula and broccoli). Carrots are extremely high in beta-carotene, required for visual functioning.
  • Obtaining plenty of sleep and exercise.
  • Avoiding excessive sun exposure, prolonged computer use, smoking and other activities that create a high risk for dehydration and dry eye in seniors.

Aging eye diseases.

  • Age related macular degeneration.
  • Cataracts.
  • Diabetic retinopathy.
  • Floaters.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Presbyopia.

Senior dry eye.

Chronic dry eye (loss of tear film water/moisture) is common among seniors and can lead to corneal ulceration, eye cancer and blindness. Research is discovering that dry eye could be a root cause of all aging eye diseases. To prevent dry eye and prolong vision, it is important at any age to drink plenty of water, keep eyes hydrated and be aware of dehydration symptoms. Be especially proactive if you live in a high risk area for dry eye or frequently engage in the high risk activities listed above.

Eye Misting.

Proper eye hydration, maintaining the correct amount of all-natural moisture in the eye’s tear film, could help senior citizens (and everyone else) prevent or alleviate aging eye diseases. A patented new all-natural approach to eye hydration, called “eye misting,” has recently made this much easier. Simply point the gentle, 100% water, hand-held mist applicator towards your face and press a button. There are no eye drops, eye droppers, chemicals, preservatives or saline solution. Your eyes absorb the all-natural water mist from the air exactly as they absorb natural humidity.

The only all-natural water eye mist currently available is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, from Bio-Logic Aqua Research.

CONTACT:

Bio-Logic Aqua Research – Rogue Media Division. 
1-800-FOR-MIST (367-6478)
RogueMedia@biologicaquaresearch.com
www.naturestears.com 
whatistheeye.wordpress.com 
www.biologicqua.com 

 

Original article: http://www.naturestears.com/articles/article_Senior_Citizens_Eye_Diseases.php

What is the Eye? Newsletter Issue #1

8 Aug

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.

From our sister site, http://oneeyeatatime.tumblr.com. Take a peek!

USDA Food Pyramid Is Now “My Plate”

Healthy Eyes in Children – What to watch for and what to do.

Watery Eyes a Symptom of Dry Eyes

Computer Vision Syndrome and Computer Eye Strain