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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.

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!

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!

How Do I Protect My Eyes From Pollen?

1 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Discusses Pollen & Your Eyes. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne’s Tips for Pollen Protection.

Sharon Kleyne, 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 says that as spring fast approaches, it is time to get serious about protecting our eyes from pollen.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, who 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, wants everybody to know the symptoms of pollen allergies. These include swollen, red, itchy and watery eyes. Pollen can provoke sneezing, a stuffy nose and a hoarse voice.

It is equally important, according to Sharon Kleyne, to know the causes of pollen allergies. Of course, pollen is a primary culprit, but the eyes can also be assaulted by mold, dust and perfume. Some herbal medicines, soaps and makeup can also trigger allergies.

“Now, taking care of your symptoms is the tricky part,” says Kleyne. “To begin,” she says, “you might want to avoid that pollen-rich vacant lot on the way home. You might decide not to visit grandma’s farm until the pollen season passes. But if you can’t do either of these,” Kleyne continues, “try wearing sunglasses when you’re outside. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from dust and pollen. Safety goggles work, too.” Kleyne points out that home remedies can also help. She recommends showering, washing hair and changing clothes as surefire ways to get rid of outdoor pollen and other allergens. Gently pressing a cold, clean washcloth to your eyes and face will also bring immediate relief.

Sharon Kleyne explains that when the conjunctiva, the blood vessels on the eye’s surface get irritated, they become enlarged and dilated. When pollen becomes a problem, an 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) irritates the eye. 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.”

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. 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. With Natures Tears® EyeMist®, pollen-afflicted 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 attacked by pollen need. 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 pollen irritating your eyes, please let us know!

Why Do I Get Bloodshot Eyes?

1 Mar

Sharon Kleyne Answers Why We Get Bloodshot Eyes. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Solves Bloodshot Eyes.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, who 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, recently tackled a question she hears all the time: “Why do I get bloodshot eyes?”

“If,” says Kleyne, “your eyes are itching, blurring or burning, you are suffering with dry eye symptoms. These symptoms occur,” she continues, “when the conjunctiva, the blood vessels on the eye’s surface get irritated. This causes them to become enlarged and dilated.”

Sharon Kleyne explains that the causes of these symptoms are many. Allergens can set them off and environmental irritant can trigger them, too. These triggers include pollen, wind, dust, pet dander, dry air and even sunlight. Not getting enough sleep can also be a red eye trigger. Then there are inflammations and eye infections that occur—all leading to red, or bloodshot, eyes.

“If your eyes are irritated,” says Kleyne, “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, if you drive too long with insufficient breaks, then odds are you’ve got a nice pair of bloodshot eyes. “

Sharon Kleyne explains the process of eyes turning bloodshot because of an 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.”

According to Sharon Kleyne, this is why saline solutions and popular eye drops do not really bring lasting relief to bloodshot eyes. These products only trap moisture, they do not supplement or replenish it. Kleyne, 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 says, “for dusty, dry eyes, 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 bloodshot eyes need. 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.

What is the Eye? (Part 2)

5 Feb

Just How Does That Crazy Eyeball Work? Sharon Kleyne Wants You To Understand the Eye.

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, wants you to have the healthiest eyes on earth. How do you get them? By learning everything there is to know about your eyes and precious eyesight. In the case of the eye, ignorance is never bliss. In this Series, Kleyne hopes to ‘open your eyes’ to the miracle of those two squishy marbles hanging out in their caves on either side of your nose.

“When we ponder what the eye is,” says Sharon Kleyne, “we simultaneously think about how the eye works.” Kleyne says we start with the cornea. That is where light rays come in. It was Shakespeare who wrote that the eyes are the windows of the soul, and that’s fair enough, yet it’s the cornea that is the window of the eye. The cornea also possesses a super power, a refractive power that bends light rays. This refractive power bends the light rays so that they can pass through the pupil, which is at the center of the iris, and that is how the cornea makes it all possible for light to enter the eye. The corner also keeps unwanted particles out of the eye. Without light, there is no sight.

The iris also plays a critical role in the working of the eye. The iris acts like a camera shutter. Manipulating the light that enters the eye, the iris shrinks and expands what is seen. Next, the light rays pass through the natural crystalline lens; the lens is clear and flexible and it acts like a camera lens. It does so by shortening and lengthening width, which allows it to focus the light rays appropriately. In a way, this lens rather acts like those fun house mirrors at carnivals. The lens focuses light through a vitreous humor, which is a substance much like a gel. This gel actually packs the back of the eye and helps it to retain its more or less circular shape. This gel also give essential support to the retina.

Sharon Kleyne describes how the retina takes the image that the cornea puts into focus through the eye’s internal lens and turns it into electrical impulses. These impulses are then carried by the optic nerve to the brain. Kleyne says that you will still be able to see if you don’t know how your eyes work, but it’s smarter to educate yourself. “You only have two eyes,” says Kleyne, “(if you’re lucky) and you shouldn’t ever take them for granted.”

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, which Kleyne founded more than two decades ago, remains committed to new water research and technology that supplements and replenishes earth’s and the body’s water vapor with 100 percent Trade Secret tissue culture grade water applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device. Kleyne encourages people to experience a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle and visit http://www.biologicaqua.com for more information.

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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