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Dr. Paden Says Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Best For Dry Eye

3 Oct

Dr. Paden Shares Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Findings. Dry Eye No Match for Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Says Sharon Kleyne.

Whenever a breakthrough product appears in the marketplace, you can be sure that it has been subjected to countless tests by experts to ensure its quality. When internationally respected water researcher, Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® discovered Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, she guided the product through round after round of testing. Dr. Philip Y. Paden, M.D., conducted a study of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® that extended into several years. At the end, Dr. Paden arrived at some significant conclusions.

Paden explained that he had given a sample of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to 10 to 15 patients a day for nine years. The patients had come to his ophthalmology office with complaints of dry, burning or irritated eyes and/or blurring or tearing while reading or using computers. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® was given out along with a sample of artificial tear drops from various manufacturers. Paden was so impressed by the results that he became an enthusiastic investor in, and Medical Director of, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®.

“To understand my patients’ feedback,” Paden continued, “one must realize that when addressing the very common complaints of burning, blurring, tearing, and irritated eyes, we are primarily treating subjective patient complaints and not objective ocular surface disease. These complaints are often the only reason that the patient called for an appointment. All patients were given a sample of artificial tear drops with their mist sample and many had tried one of more conventional products in the past, so much of the feedback was in comparison to the myriad of other products on the market. The most remarkable result of this informal sampling survey was patient enthusiasm. Feedback on all other drop, ointment, eyewash and nutritional supplement products for dry eye has always been lukewarm at best: ‘Better than nothing,’ ‘helps for a little while,’ or ‘doesn’t help.’ Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® inspired such comments as, ‘I love that stuff’ or ‘it’s better than all the other products’.”

Paden elaborated on his patients’ enthusiasm, pointing to the absence of burning, stinging, and blurring. All chemically compounded artificial tears cause these problems in certain patients due to the thickening polymers and chemical nature of these products. Because Natures Tears® EyeMist® is not a compounded product and contains only water, water pure enough to serve as a superior base for tissue culture media, this product cannot and does not cause burning, stinging, and blurring.

“Prior to the introduction of this product,” Paden said, “I never had an enthusiastic response to any dry eye product. Ophthalmologists and optometrists had been hoping for a better product because these unhappy patients are a several-times-a-day reality in our practices. Besides patient enthusiasm for the relief of symptoms offered by the mist, convenience of administration must be considered. One cannot safely instill artificial tear drops while driving on a busy freeway but misting in this situation is easy and not dangerous. None of the drops or ointment products offers the possibility of frequent, convenient dosing, and frequent dosing is the key to relief in many patients.”

Dr. Paden noted that Nature’s Tears EyeMist was offered to patients in addition to conventional products, not as a sole alternative. Many patients ultimately used both drops and mist in a way that maximized their relief. The polymer or gum component in drops results in a longer duration of relief and the mist is quick, easy and effective between drops. “I have found,” Paden said, “that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is an important complement to, and not a replacement for, other products on the market.”

Kleyne, also the host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, praised Dr. Paden’s research and his dedication to improving dry eye health for everyone.

“No other product generates so much patient enthusiasm and no other product is as frequently described as “the most effective product available,” Paden concluded.

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Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so to hydrate the eyes and skin? What’s the verdict?

If you have a comment about this story or have stories you’d like to share, why not get involved? We’d like very much to hear from you! You can reach us in the following ways. Sharon@biologicaquaresearch.com 800-367-6478 ~ Fax 541-474-2123 http://www.naturestears.com or on Twitter at @sharonkleynehr

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Mist The Eyes

10 Feb

Researchers Claim Mist Is Better Than Eye Drops. Researchers Praise Mist’s Novel Approach.

William D. Mathers, M.D., Julia Oxford, Ph.D. and Philip Paden, Ph.D. agree that the problems associated with the sprinkling Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, of eye drops can be overcome with the use of a specialized water mist. The only available product that follows this method is Natures Tears® EyeMist®, developed by the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® in Grants Pass, Oregon.

All three researchers agree that misting dry eyes is the simplest and most effective approach to restoring tear film dilution through the use of pure water without additives or preservatives and applying the water as an ultra-fine micron mist. The water mist approach retains the simplicity of water while overcoming the possibility of severe osmotic shock. The water mist accomplishes this by diluting the tear volume with exquisitely small micro-droplets. This new technology engineers the diameter of the mist droplet to be within a highly desirable 40-60 micron range. The micro-droplets land on the ocular surface and pass through the lipid layer where they dilute the water layer without washing away normal tear constituents. The canister nozzle delivers a volume of 1-2 micro-liters per square centimeter per second at 14 inches from the face. Because the average exposed ocular surface area is 2 square centimeters, the result is 2 micro-liters per second to the eye. In other words, in one or two seconds, the tear volume is sufficiently diluted to restore normal osmolarity.

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