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Sharon Kleyne Says Beware Summer Eye Strain & Dry Eye Stress

24 Jul

Sharon Kleyne Tells Readers ‘Don’t Forget To Drink Enough Water’. Rest Is Essential for Reducing Stress and Rejuvenating Tired Eyes.

Summer is a time of relaxation and extra family connections, of barbecues and vacations, but it can also be a time of great stress and eye problems. Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health radio program sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica, has been teaching listeners for years that eye strain and dry eye disease symptoms cause stress and anxiety and too often result in even more serious vision problems. For example, according to Kleyne, too much stress can cause the tear film in the eyes to lose water via accelerated evaporation and become dehydrated.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, says that the situation has never been so bad. “Direct sunlight and the heat are punishing eyes,” says Kleyne, “and nowadays so many people spend hours and hours texting, watching television, playing video games and working on computers. You see people everywhere with red, swollen and bleary eyes,” says Kleyne. “You can see the stress and anxiety literally etched on their faces.”

Kleyne and her research center specializing in supplementing the evaporation of body water and earth’s water vapor developed and patented its signature product, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Consisting of Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh water with no additives and applied to the eyes as a patented fine mist from a hand-held, portable personal humidifier, the product painlessly and instantly soothes the eye and eye film. That tear film, by the way, is naturally 99% water.

The eye/stress connection, according to Kleyne, has to do with the fact that the eyes are very close to the brain and the two are “hard-wired” together. Any trauma to the brain will affect the eyes and vice-versa. Many emotions affect the eyes, including sadness, joy, depression and stress. Kleyne’s research has discovered that prisoners and people who are emotionally unstable tend to have more vision problems than those who are more stress-free.

Dry eye complaints tend to be very bad in summer because of the higher heat and more time spent exposed to air conditioning. Indoor air tends to have lower water vapor content. The loss of tear film moisture to evaporation triggers numerous hormonal responses in the eyes, including an inflammatory reaction and a threat alert.

To avoid stress and irritation issues, Kleyne suggests wearing good sunglasses when outside. She also recommends setting a limit to the number of hours you work on computer or text or watch TV. Kleyne believes that by being proactive about your eye health, you can greatly reduce your stress.

To avoid dry eyes, eye strain and associated stress, Kleyne also recommends drinking at least eight to ten full glasses of water each day, in addition to all other fluid intake. If you begin to feel stress, or your eyes feel uncomfortable, a soothing, all-natural, pH balanced fresh water mist such as Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will quickly supplement the tear film’s water content and alleviate tear film dehydration and dry eye complaints.

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Sharon Kleyne On Evaporation & What Is The Eye

12 Jul

Water Life Science® Creator Sharon Kleyne Shares Evaporation Wisdom. What the Eye Is Says Sharon Kleyne Is Water.

As the founder of the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science®, international water advocate, Sharon Kleyne, embraces education and loves teaching. Kleyne and other leading global water experts believe that world’s water crisis is real and terrifying in scope. “We’re losing fresh surface ground water and fresh water in our aquifers,” said Kleyne, “and we’re personally dehydrating at an alarming rate.”

Sharon Kleyne described how human dehydration is caused by excessive evaporation of the body’s (and the eye’s) water vapor. “This natural process begins at birth,” Kleyne said, “and continues until death. The moment we leave our mother’s watery womb, we begin to evaporate.” The atmosphere is also constantly evaporating. Kleyne shared the sobering fact that only three percent of earth’s water is fresh water. “We need to capture more of the fresh water as it falls as rain,” said Kleyne, “rather than losing so much of it to run-off. By capturing more of it, we’ll replenish our diminishing but essential aquifers.” In the same way, according to Kleyne, human beings need to replenish their evaporating body water vapor by drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water each day and regularly misting and spraying their eyes and skin with pure water.

“The tear film of the eye is 99 percent water,” said Kleyne. “When the eye water evaporates, dry eye disease attacks with symptoms that include redness, itching, swelling, blurred vision and headaches, to name a few.” If the dry eye condition goes unchecked long enough, even blindness can occur. “It’s been projected,” said Kleyne, “that in a few years 30 million Americans will go blind; the numbers are even higher in countries like China and India.”

The best solution for eye health is to supplement them several times a day with pure water devoid of additives or chemicals. Saline solutions and conventional eye drops can provide some relief, but they can also make the situation worse. They only trap moisture on the eye; they do not replenish it. Kleyne is, of course, justifiably proud of her signature eye mist, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, which she and her colleagues developed. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only product on the market that is one hundred percent pure water with no chemicals or additives. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of Trade Secret tissue culture grade water that is applied to the eyes by a portable, personal hand held humidifier delivering a patented micron mist spray. “Just as you need to be drinking your 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, you must mist your eyes several times a day with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®,” said Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. “The world’s water crisis is serious,” Kleyne said, “but if we learn about it and act with intelligence, we can turn things around to everyone’s benefit.”

What Is The Eye? It’s 99% Water

24 May

Sharon Kleyne Says Unhealthy Eyes Are Dry. Dry Eyes Need Pure Water Supplement Every Day.

Everyone on the planet should know by now that you need to drink a lot of water—8-to-10 glasses a day—claim many experts and we have no problem envisioning those glasses of water. But suppose we were told that we had to drink glasses full of eyes every day to be healthy. We’d think that weird, of course, but it’s not as far off as many think. Why? Because many people still do not realize that the eye’s tear film is 99% water. That’s right! 99% water! What is the eye? It’s not a marble or a raisin or a blueberry; it’s an organ made up almost exclusively of water! In its fluid, watery state, the eye transmits information and energy along the optic nerve to your brain, which is itself more than 70% water.

If you never understand another thing in your life, Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® wants you to understand these facts about the eye.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is dedicated to water and the study of supplementing the body’s and the earth’s water vapor evaporation with pure water. She has also been a trailblazer uncovering the benefits of pure water for pharmaceutical and medical application. Kleyne wants you to understand that when the tear film loses moisture (which is 100% water, not some cocktail of additives or chemicals) due to evaporation, dry eye problems will begin to occur. For instance, in the next few years, 30 million Americans will go blind and now billions of people suffer from dry eye disease. Symptoms include blurriness, itching and redness. Only pure water applied to the afflicted areas will bring stabilization and long-term relief.

Sharon Kleyne, holder of several global patents and her company, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, produces and markets unique, original eye and skin all-natural moisturizing products with no competitors. These products use a simple, pH-balanced pure water mist for supplementation—replacing the water vapor lost every day to evaporation. Her company’s products are unique among eye and skin moisturizers because their effectiveness is based not on chemicals or additives, but on the natural ability of eyes and skin to absorb moisture from the air. Kleyne believes that in an era of increasing health challenges from pollution and climate change, her unique water therapy products have the ability to empower each individual, on their own, to create a personal micro-environment of healthy, pure, moist air—a new water lifestyle®.

That exciting new water lifestyle® is your pay-off for getting smarter and becoming more proactive about your own visual and body health. “The problem with successful eye care, in part,” said Kleyne, “is that people have misunderstood the function of the eye. They have taken their eyes for granted.” People should understand that nothing good comes of taking their eyes for granted.

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William Mathers, MD, Answers Questions About Nature’s Tears EyeMist

4 Jun

Dr. William Mathers, a former consultant for Bio Logic Aqua Research, answered a few questions about Nature’s Tears EyeMist.

How does Nature’s Tears EyeMist differ from eye drops? Nature’s Tears EyeMist utilizes an entirely different approach than eye drops to correct the tear film in a person with dry, irritated eyes. By misting the tear film surface with sub-micro-liter droplets of very pure water, the thickness and concentration of the aqueous layer can be restored to normal without losing the lipid layer or beneficial proteins. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is the first optical application to utilize a water mist rather than chemical eye drops.

What is the role of the tear film in dry, irritated eyes? The human tear film, covering the cornea’s external surface, has three layers. The mucin layer, the aqeous layer, and the lipid layer. The discomfort and blurring of dry eyes begins with the evaporation of pure water from the aqueous layer. This thins the layer and increases the concentration of dissolved electrolytes and beneficial proteins. These dissolved substances keep the eyes comfortable and safe from infection but when they become unnaturally concentrated, burning and stinging result.

When should Nature’s Tears EyeMist be used? Nature’s Tears EyeMist is specifically indicated for patients who do not tolerate artificial tears well. In addition, the product benefits every disorder whose symptoms include dry, irritated eyes. Patients with eye irritation (dryness, burning, itching, fatigue, etc.), from dry eye, contact lenses, post-Lasik surgery, computer eye strain, lupus, scleroderma, harsh indoor and outdoor conditions, airline travel, sports activities, smoke, dust, air pollution and low humidity will all benefit. The mist is effective in all climates and for all ages all over the world. Best results are obtained if the mist is applied properly, which may require a small amount of instruction and practice. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is 100% safe and may be used as often as necessary, even by patients with severe dry eye. The product may be safely used with any other eye application or medication.

How do I apply Nature’s Tears EyeMist? Hold dispenser about 8 to 12 inches from eyes and press the nozzle, misting for 1 to 2 seconds in a sweep across both eyes while keeping eyes open. Do not aim directly at eyes. To avoid reflex blinking, begin by pointing the mist at the side of your eyes. The mist application supplies not only sufficient moisture to replenish the tear film in both eyes, but it also moisturizes the eyelids and the facial skin around the eyes.

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Original article: http://naturestears.com/dry-eye-blog/2012/05/29/william-mathers-md-answers-questions-about-natures-tears-eyemist/

An Ophthalmologist Describes the Global Dry Eye Crisis

24 Jan

Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, interviewed Philip Paden, MD, an Ophthalmologist in Medford, Oregon. They discussed the global dry eye crisis, eye health and nutrition, pediatric vision care and macular degeneration. The interview may be heard on-demand on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes.

The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water is interested in the complex links between dry eye disease, dry air, polluted humidity, climate change, indoor and outdoor environments and the need to drink more water.

During the interview, Sharon Kleyne asked Dr. Paden about the status of dry eye disease in the United States and worldwide. He indicated that the five worst US cities for dry eye are, in order, Las Vegas, Lubbock, TX, El Paso, TX, Midland/Odessa, TX and is Dallas, TX.

Outside the US, according to Dr. Paden, the situation is much worse. He said that in Argentina, the air is so bad, partly because of ozone layer thinning, that they recommend spending no more than three hours a day outdoors. Air quality is also problematic in China, India, Mexico, Brazil and Australia.

The eye’s tear film, he said, has been taking a beating and the main culprit is lack of air moisture, or polluted humidity from climate change, technology and population growth. Dry air and polluted humidity increase water evaporation from the tear film.

Regarding nutritional suggestions for maintaining a healthy tear film during the dry eye crisis, Dr. Paden recommended dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, chard, spinach and leaf lettuce. He also recommends flax seed oil and omega-3 fatty acids.

Sharon Kleyne asked about children’s visual health and pediatric vision care. Dr. Paden indicated that barring injury or major illness, children’s eyes are pretty resilient. Most problems develop as we age. He added that retinal blastoma, or melanoma of the eye, which occasionally turn up in infants, used to be invariably fatal and now usually no longer is. Eye cancer symptoms include inflammation of the outside of the eye, diminished peripheral vision, etc.

Regarding macular degeneration, Dr. Paden explained that the disease usually occurs in older people but occasionally turns up in teenagers. The retina loses pigment and deteriorates. The good news is that studies show that proper diet can reduce the chances of macular degeneration by 50% or more.

Allergy Eye and Dry Eye Relief Education

7 Dec

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, Discusses Allergy Eye Relief and Dry Eye

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, on dry eye education, allergy relief, and tear film education.

Allergy Eye.

It is one of life’s paradoxes: Your eyes drive you crazy from itching due to spring or summer allergies. And yet-as you know all too well-the one thing you must not do is scratch or rub them.

This article will not tell you it is finally OK to scratch or rub itching eyeballs. That is irritating, inflammatory, and embeds the offending pollen and irritants in the cornea and conjunctiva. The article will, however, offer alternatives to scratching and present recently developed information about the condition known as “allergy eye.”

The Tear Film.

The eye’s first line of defense against allergies is the complex and extremely thin tear film that covers the optical surface. Numerous environmental factors, from air pollution to air conditioning, can cause evaporation that result in slight, moderate or even severe tear film moisture loss (dehydration). This may be so slight that you don’t feel any symptoms. However, if you happen to be sensitive to allergens such as pollen, the allergic reaction will be more severe if your tear film is not functioning at full capacity. Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies Biomedical Research has discovered that the best (and least expensive) way to mitigate the effect of allergens and other airborne irritants on the eyes is to pay attention to the health of your tear film.

What is an Allergy?

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 an allergy 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 typical allergic reaction produces symptoms in the eyes, breathing passages and skin. Some allergens only bother the eyes. This article will concern itself only with the effects of allergies on the eyes — even if the same allergy also affects other areas — and how to help defend the eyes not only against allergens but all airborne irritants.

A New Discovery.

It is common knowledge among specialists that allergy eye (especially pollen allergies) is worse in hot, dry weather and better in cool, humid weather. That is because many allergy eye symptoms result from dehydration of the tear film’s aqueous (water) layer, thereby creating an over-concentration of irritants and allergens. Reflex tearing tries to wash out these irritants and restore the tear film’s chemical and moisture balance. However, the reflex tears themselves may contain histamines and chemical imbalances.

Standard remedies such as eye drops and redness relievers may be ineffective against allergy eye because they can wash away the natural tear film, including the evaporation-slowing lipid layer. Chemicals in these products can create their own adverse reactions.

The best way to soothe allergy eye, and mitigate the effect of environmental challenges that dehydrate the tear film, is to emulate cool, humid weather by adding add pure, pH-balanced humidity to the air around the eyes. The humid mist will find its way into the tear film’s aqueous layer in just the right amount (two to five nanoliters) to help alleviate symptoms naturally and without harsh medicines, drops or chemical formulations.

How Diet and Nutrition Affect Eyesight

29 Nov

Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, announces new education about diet and nutrition, and its affect on eyesight. Sharon Kleyne interviewed Dr. Allen Taylor on March 21st, 2011 about diet, nutrition, water, and eyesight.

Dr. Allen Taylor, a chemist, became interested in eyesight while researching the molecular structure of the eyes’ cornea and lenses. The cornea and lens are living tissues but they lack blood vessels and when healthy, are absolutely clear so that light can enter the eye. This research led Allen Taylor to an interest in diet, nutrition and eyesight and to the Tufts University Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision.

According to Dr. Taylor, “There is more to food for the eyes than just carrots.” The goal of his food and nutrition research is to prolong vision. By taking care of your eyes and eating the correct “food for the eyes,” you can lessen the chances of age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataracts and chronic dry eye. Improved diet and nutrition also prolongs health and life.

Sharon Kleyne noted that age related macular degeneration is increasing and is expected to be out of control by 2030. The computer age is not helping. She also noted that water is one of the most important eye foods.

Allen Taylor stated that healthy food and nutrition, including water, can be helpful in natural sight preservation. His recommendations for eye health are the same as for overall health: Keep weight down, get plenty of exercise, drink sufficient water and eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day for anti-oxidants and fiber. He recommends cutting down on most other foods. Also, free oxygen is harmful to cells and is removed by antioxidants. Free oxygen can also damage the heart and make the cornea and lenses less clear. Vitamin C is an excellent anti-oxidant.

Vegetables are best eaten raw but frozen or cooked vegetables are better than nothing. Juice is fine if there is no added sugar or additives. Sugar is associated with macular degeneration. Many meat proteins are modified in the body to sugars that accumulate interfere with absorption of beneficial proteins.

The role of sodium in eyesight, according to Dr. Taylor, is inconclusive. Too much sodium can be unhealthy but a certain amount is required for tears and perspiration.

Dr. Allen Taylor is a supporter of drinking plenty of water to avoid aging and dehydration diseases such as chronic dry eye. He is a supporter of eye misting to supplement natural tear film water content and help keep eyes healthy and well nourished.

Listen to the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Mondays, 10 a.m., PST/PDT. The syndicated talk radio show is heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes. Go to SharonKleyneHour.com for written summaries and replays of past shows. Also visit naturestears.com, whatistheeye.wordpress.com, “Nature’s Tears EyeMist” on Facebook and “Bio-Logic Aqua” on Twitter.

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® and Bio-Logic Aqua Research are sponsors of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is available on Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and NaturesTears.com.

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