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Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® Examines Myopia In China

3 May

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Soothes Nearsighted Eyes. Water Advocate Kleyne Seeks Myopia Answers in China.

Something odd is happening in China these days. More and more young people are wearing glasses. Water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, would like to know what is going on. “Of course,” said Kleyne, “I’m inclined to believe that it has something to do with computer screens and all of the hand-held devices that people everywhere are using.”

Sharon Kleyne is in fact on to something, yet it is not the whole story. In Shanghai, for example, a whopping 86% of high school students suffer from myopia—or shortsightedness. These numbers are climbing all over the country. It is even considered an epidemic, yet researchers are still not sure what exactly causes the condition. Chinese scientists do point to computer screens and the smaller screens of hand-held devices, but they also cite the culture’s intense competitiveness as a contributing factor. One researcher pointed out that a typical Chinese child eats dinner then does homework from 7 until 11:30 every night. A schedule like that can wear out even the strongest pair of eyes!

Kleyne’s research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® has developed the only product on the global market, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, thatis accepted in the medical profession and can, at the least, provide critical relief for myopic eyes. Kleyne explained that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a globally patented micron-size mist. It supplements the eye’s tear film, which is naturally 99 percent water. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne said, “tired and irritated eyes are supplemented with pure water and that’s what tired eyes need.”
Kleyne, who has conducted groundbreaking research on dehydration of the body’s water vapor due to excessive evaporation for more than two decades, sees the need for more water research as eye diseases are on the rise around the world. “Natural tears in China,” Kleyne said, “are the right ticket to soothe the symptoms of myopia,” said Kleyne. “Natural tears lubricate our eyes. They protect the cornea and the surrounding tissues. These facts make Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® the perfect fit for China.”

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Sharon Kleyne and her team at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® research center want to hear more of your voices and stories. Have you been to China? Are you shortsighted? Do you have a story of your own to share about that? If you do, please get in touch and let us know!

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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.

Bio-Med Wash® Saves Your Eyes & Skin When Disaster Strikes

22 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Says Everyone Should Have Bio-Med Wash® Nearby. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Calls Bio-Med Wash® Unbeatable.

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, understands well how accidents can happen to even the most careful people. Sometimes it really is a dangerous world full of surprises.

Bio-Med Wash®’s powerful yet fine spray of 100% pure water is a favorite tool among first responders, law enforcers and the military.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and universally admired as one of the most important researchers and creators of new water technology in the world, would like to hear from you about your use of Bio-Med Wash® or any instances it may have come in handy. Comment below!

Healthy Vision: Tips For Preventing Computer Eye Strain From @TheLASIKDoc

17 Aug

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

The Dangers of Pet Dry Eye

9 Apr

“Dry eye in humans is often environmentally related and has become the number one reason for United States eye doctor visits. Pets are subject to the same environmental conditions and are far more prone to eye injuries and diseases, including cat and dog dry eye. As a pet “parent,” monitoring your dog or cat’s eye health is critical. Eyes should always be kept moist and, of course, you must make sure your dog or cat eats properly and drinks enough water.”

Sharon Kleyne, syndicated radio talk show host*

The state of eye care in pets.

According to Animal Eye Care, which runs 39 ophthalmology clinics for pets, dogs and cats are subject to numerous eye diseases. The list on their website includes blepharitis, eye injuries, cataracts, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, eyelid masses and glaucoma.

Sharon Kleyne, entrepreneur, water and health advocate, and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour -Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, points out that nearly all of these eye diseases are either the result of pet dry eye (a disease characterized by insufficient water content in the protective natural tear film covering the eye), or have pet dry eye as a side effect (Pet dry eye often results from diet and/or medication).

She reiterates what many veterinarians are discovering – that treatment of these diseases will be far more effective if you simultaneously treat for cat or dog dry eye.

Cat and dog dry eye.

Sharon Kleyne’s research has discovered that eye dehydration and dry eye disease among humans are more widespread than commonly reported (nearly every human suffers from occasional dry eye symptoms and it usually goes undiagnosed). “If dry eye is under-diagnosed among humans,” says Mrs. Kleyne, “the condition is almost unrecognized among professional pet care experts – despite the fact that the incidence of dry eye may be even greater among dogs and cats than among humans.”

“The good news,” according to Mrs. Kleyne, “is that there are many ways pet owners can be proactive in monitoring their pet’s eyes to keep them hydrated and healthy.

(Note: Because of the “third eyelid” membrane, a normal dog or cat eye is slightly better protected and better moisturized than a human eye. But because pets are exposed to far more high risk situations, their eyes are more subject to injuries and infections.)

Dry eye symptoms

Pet dry eye in is closely linked to conjunctivitis, red eye, blepharitis (eyelid inflammation) and corneal ulcers. Symptoms may include: (1) redness of the white part of the eye, (2) eyelid inflammation, (3) frequent eye infections and dripping, (4) lack of “shine” in the eyes or a noticeable thickening or unevenness of the tear film’s usually invisible lipid (oil) component, (5) indications of eye discomfort such as frequent squinting, blinking or pawing at the eyes, (6) unusual dryness of the fur and/or mouth.

Environmental risk factors include; (1) living in an extremely dry or desert climate, (2) frequent exposure to wind, cold and solar radiation, (3) frequent exposure to dirt (very common among dogs), dust, smoke or chemical fumes, (4) prolonged exposure to climate controlled indoor environments such as forced-air heating and cooling and insulated walls and windows.

High risk dog breeds: bulldogs, cocker spaniels, lhasa apsos and west highland white terriers.

Suggestions for pet eye care, including cat and dog dry eye.

  • Control exposure to high risk situations.
  • Inspect your pet’s eyes frequently, watching for symptoms described above and for symptoms of other eye diseases.
  • See your veterinarian if your pet shown any symptoms of any eye disease, including dry eye.
  • For mostly indoor pets, make sure their home is well-humidified. Open windows, have lots of plants around, set out bowls of water or purchase a room humidifier.
  • Make sure your pet is well nourished and drinks enough water every day.
  • Apply Nature’s Tears EyeMist several times a day to maintain natural tear film water content and also to keep fur well hydrated. This routine can prevent or alleviate dry eye and help reduce dry eye as a side effect of other diseases.

Suggestions for pet watering.

Pets vary in the amount of water they like to drink and getting them to drink more can be a challenge. Do not assume that they will drink the exact right amount of water “by instinct.”

  • Pets should drink one cup of water per day for every 10 pounds of weight.
  • Follow the recommended diet for your pet’s species, age, weight, state of health and lifestyle.
  • Water sitting in a bowl all day can become contaminated and also lose oxygen and therefore taste.
  • Change water bowl frequently or purchase a pet watering device.
  • Don’t let pets drink from puddles or lakes.
  • Add water to your pet’s food.
  • Offer them water occasionally – especially after activity.
  • Pets require more water if they are ill.

*Don’t miss the Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water Mondays at 10 a.m. PST/PDT. The syndicated show may be heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Radio and Apple iTunes. Go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com for summaries and replays of past shows.

Online Sources:

WebMD for pets, PetMD, Animal Eye Care, Free Drinking Water, eHow, Hugs Pet Products..

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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.

© 2012 Bio-Logic Aqua Research

Eye exams: What to expect

6 May

Eye exams — whom to see, what’s involved and how to prepare.

An eye exam is one of the best ways to protect your vision because it can detect eye problems at their earliest stage — when they’re most treatable. Regular eye exams give your eye care professional a chance to help you correct or adapt to vision changes. And eye care specialists can give you expert tips on reducing eyestrain and caring for your eyes.

What’s involved in an eye exam?

A complete eye exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. It doesn’t hurt. Your doctor may use odd-looking instruments, aim bright lights directly at your eyes and request that you look through a seemingly endless array of lenses. Each test evaluates a different aspect of your vision.

The eye exam usually begins with your doctor asking about your medical history and any vision problems you might be experiencing. Next, your eye doctor makes a quick check of your eyes using a light to ensure the exterior parts of your eyes are functioning correctly. Finally, your doctor measures your visual acuity, assesses your need for glasses and examines your eyes for signs of disease. Part of the examination, such as taking your medical history and the initial eye test, may be performed by a technician who assists your doctor.

How should you prepare for an eye exam?

If you’re seeing a new eye doctor or if you’re having your first eye exam, expect questions about your vision history. Your answers to these questions help your eye doctor understand your risk of eye disease and vision problems. Be prepared to give specific information, including:

  • Are you having any eye problems now?
  • Have you had any eye problems in the past?
  • Do you wear glasses or contacts now? If so, are you satisfied with them?
  • What health problems have you had in recent years?
  • Are you taking any medications?
  • Do you have any allergies to medications, food or other substances?
  • Has anyone in your family had eye problems, such as cataracts or glaucoma?
  • Has anyone in your family had diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or any other health problems that can affect the whole body?

If you wear contact lenses, bring them to your appointment. Your eye doctor will want to make sure your prescription is the best one for you. Also be prepared to remove your contacts for certain exams. Tests that use orange dye (fluorescein) to temporarily color your eye may permanently dye your contact lenses. You’ll want to take them out before those types of tests.

Content courtesy of mayoclinic.com