What Do You Know about Dry. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Knows Dry.
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, enjoys an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. She is also an acclaimed leader in the research of dry eye disease. Recently, she wondered how much people really know about the word ‘dry’, so she thought she would offer some facts.
The word ‘dry’ is Germanic. It comes from the Middle Low German ‘droge’ and the German ‘trocken’; ‘dry’ is also descended from the Dutch word, ‘droog’ and the Old English ‘dryge’ (adjective) and ‘drygan’ (verb). Today, ‘dry’ means without moisture (think dry clothes, a dry well, for instance).
“Now think of ‘dry’ associated with the eye,” said Sharon Kleyne. “A dry eye is not a happy eye, especially when you consider that the tear lens of the eye is normally 99 percent water.” That is why Kleyne’s research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® developed Natures Tears® EyeMist®, the only product on the market that truly supplements the water of the eye. Eye drops only trap water; Natures Tears® EyeMist® replenishes and supplements eye water that has been lost due to evaporation.
If you are curious about the origin of the word ‘dry’ and the scourge known as dry eye disease, please contact us with your questions or stories.