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NATURE'S TEARS® is an all-natural
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correct and bio-compatible with the eye's natural tear film. Restores lost
moisture to the tear film's delicate aqueous layer, the skin of the eyelids and
the skin around the eyes. NATURE'S TEARS® is not eye drops.
NATURE'S TEARS® EyeMist® is a new
convenience applied any time, any place, without lifting the eyelid or
disrupting most actives. The unique, patent-pending, micron-size mist does not
flood the tear film and is sterile, safe, propellant-free and preservative
NATURE'S TEARS® contains no
chemicals to irritate eyes or surrounding sensitive areas. May be used with all
other eye care products and will not disturb make-up.
Apply NATURE'S TEARS® natural
moisture as often as desired.
- Does not flood tear film
- Contact lens-safe
An entirely new, approach...
Dry eye irritated eyes, eye strain, burning eyes, red eye, contact lens discomfort, computer vision syndrome, computer eye irritation, allergy eyes, post-LASIK discomfort and MORE.
Moisture is WATER! Dry eye, eye strain, red eye, can occur when the ocular tear film's all-important aqueous (water) layer lacks sufficient moisture. Nature's Tears EyeMist is the ONLY eye-care product that penetrates the tear film with a diffusion of pure, pH-balanced, all-natural moisture directly to the aqueous layer.
LifeSource Vitamins-Nature's Tears All Natural Eye Mist, is
an all-natural Eye-Mist containing Bio-Logic Aqua, tissue-culture grade
water-pure, pH correct and bio-compatible with the eye's natural tear film.
Learn how a mist replenishes moisture more effectively
Moisture Is Water!
Creams and lotions are not moisture, even when labeled as "moisturizers". Moisture can certainly contain substances other than water, but as water diffuses into moisture, the dissolved minerals, contaminants, and pollutants, can remain suspended in the minute moisture droplets.
The Amazing Tear Film.
The ocular tear film the covers the exposed portion of the eye and is only four or five microns thick. When eyes become dry, the ultimate cause is usually moisture depletion in the tear film's middle layer. This depletion can total no more than two to five nanoliters but those barely measurable quantities can make a huge difference. Replace those nanoliters and your eyes will feel much more comfortable.
The Eye Drop Dilemma.
How do you get two to five nanoliters of into the aqueous layer? You could use a very tiny eyedropper but it would be needle thin and not practical for safety reasons. The typical commercial eyedropper is much larger and blunt-ended. Its drops, however, contain ten to 40 times the volume of the entire tear film. Drops that large flood the tear film and wash away the overlying lipid (oil) layer, whose purpose is to slow moisture evaporation from the aqueous layer. Disrupting the lipid layer can make dry eyes even dryer.
The Mist Solution.
The "Mist Solution," discovered by Nature's Tears EyeMist, utilizes an ultra-fine mist instead of drops. The micron-droplets penetrate the overlying lipid layer much like vinegar penetrates salad oil: the oil parts, the water enters and the oil then reseals.
Using the right water is critical. Water for the eyes must be sterile and free from contaminants and pollution. It must be mostly free from salt, heavy metals, artificial formulations and potentially allergenic preservatives. It must contain minute quantities of beneficial minerals such as silicon, calcium and potassium. And it must have a pH (acid/alkaline) balance that is compatible with the tear film's pH.
A word about salt:
Everyone knows that tears are salty, but exactly how salty they are can be critical. When the aqueous layer loses water to evaporation, the salt remains. It is this over-concentration of salt that causes discomfort. Discomfort is alleviated only when the salt concentration is diluted to normal levels. Adding salt to dry irritated eyes (salt is an ingredient in nearly all artificial tear products), cannot not possibly dilute the aqueous layer's salt.
Nature's Tears EyeMist – the First and Only!
Nature's Tears EyeMist is the first and only product that utilizes a diffusion of ultra-pure, pH compatible water, with a mild and beneficial mineral content, free from preservatives and formulated chemicals. The water is "Bio-Logic Aqua tissue-culture grade water." This unique water is applied to the eyes – using specially designed vaporizing technology – as an ultra-fine mist, to supply needed moisture, in nanoliter quantities, directly to the tear film's aqueous layer.
"Tear Film and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease," by William Mathers, MD. Bio-Logic Aqua Research, 2005
Contact lenses, those handy-dandy
little vision aids, make the difference for 28 million people between seeing clearly
in all directions, or being confined to inconvenient and distorting eyeglasses
or worse. With the many choices and technological advances available these
days, contact lenses should continue to benefit millions of people who have
Here's the catch: While a few
contact lens users are able to wear their lenses for days or weeks at a time
with no problem, such individuals are the exception. Many people can tolerate
contact lenses only for short periods, and many cannot tolerate them at all.
Even for those who tolerate them reasonably well, lenses frequently cause
discomfort. This article will suggest a way to soothe much of the eye
discomfort caused by contact lenses:
amazing tear film.
The main thing to know about contact
lenses is that they float on the surface of the delicate and complex tear film
that covers the exposed parts of the eyeball, and they rely on the tear film's
moisture (water content) to maintain their pliability, integrity and adherence.
The surface tension of the tear film's moisture against the lenses prevents
them from falling out.
The problem is that the most popular
types of lenses deplete the tear film's moisture content and therefore
interfere with healthy tear film functioning. Soft lenses, and gas permeable
lenses, have been compared to miniature sponges because of the amount of tear
film moisture they soak up. Even rigid lenses deplete some tear film moisture.
In addition, all lenses, even gas permeable, reduce the amount of oxygen
reaching the corneal surface. Rigid lenses restrict oxygen the most, which is
one reason they are smaller.
film function and structure.
The tear film that covers the
exposed optical surface is amazingly complex, considering that it is only about
five microns (millionths of a meter) thick. Tear film components:
Lipid layer. This topmost layer is
comprised of a very thin film of fatty oil that lubricates the eyelid and slows
moisture evaporation from the lower layers.
Aqueous layer. The middle and
thickest layer contains the vast majority of the tear film's moisture. This is
where most moisture loss occurs. The layer also contains electrolytes, proteins
and bacteria-fighting antibodies. It provides oxygenated water to allow the
cornea to breathe.
Mucin layer. This bottom layer glues
the tear film to the optical surface.
When tear film moisture is depleted,
the resulting abnormal changes can make the eyes feel uncomfortable. The most
physically irritating results of tear film moisture loss are an over-concentration
of electrolyte (salt) and proteins in the aqueous layer. Insufficient oxygen in
the aqueous layer's moisture can also cause discomfort. Discomfort can include
itching, burning, irritation, eyestrain, headache, etc.
dry, irritated eyes.
Soothing dry, irritated eyes,
whether caused by contact lenses, environmental conditions or bodily
dehydration from illness or stress, is a simple and logical tear film cross
section procedure: Simply add moisture to the tear film! In the past 110 years
of medical eye care research, however, this has proved more easily said than
One problem has been getting the
moisture past the overlying lipid layer. As it turns out, our eyes already know
how to accomplish this trick. The tear film is perfectly capable of extracting
all the moisture it needs from the humidity in the air, provided the air is
reasonably humid (70% at 70 degrees), and the humidity droplets are pure and
However…the standard solution to the
problem of dry, irritated eyes has been not humidity but eye drops. Since eye
drops rely on chemical formulations and eyedroppers, they pose numerous
drawbacks. The typical eye drop is ten times larger than the volume of the tear
film. When applied, the drop may flood and wash away the natural tear film,
including the evaporation-retarding lipid layer. Despite their complex
chemistry, formulated eye drops invariably lack one thing: The minute quantity
of pure, natural, pH-balanced water that is all the tear film really needs.
Additional drawbacks to eye drops and wetting agents:
- You have to remove your contact lenses to apply them.
- Some people are allergic to the chemicals and
- The eyedropper can cause injury.
- Applying eye drops is a slow, tedious procedure.
In 2002, Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies
Biomedical Research introduced Nature's Tears EyeMist, the first effective,
all-natural alternative to formulated eye drops for dry, irritated eyes. For
the first time, millions of contact lens wearers are obtaining instant relief
from dry, irritated eyes…without eye drops.
Nature's Tears EyeMist solved the
problem of getting moisture in extremely minute quantities past the lipid layer
into the aqueous layer. This is accomplished very simply, by delivering the
moisture as an ultra-pure, ultra-fine mist that emulates the air's natural
humidity. The mist is sprayed towards the face rather than into the eyes,
enabling the tear film to extract exactly as much moisture as it needs, no more
and no less. In most cases, all that is required to restore the tear film's
moisture content to full volume and comfort, is two to five nanoliters
(billionths of a liter). That is far too little to apply with an eyedropper.
As an added benefit, delivering
moisture in the form of a mist oxygenates the moisture, thus increasing the
aqueous layer's oxygen content.
The most beneficial component of eye
drops is the paraffin or oil that can serve as a sealer to slow tear film
moisture loss. Eye drops are most effective as a moisture sealer when the tear
film's moisture content is at full capacity. For best results, apply Nature's
Tears EyeMist immediately before applying eye drops, and use the smallest
amount of eye drops possible. Since Nature's Tears EyeMist has no dosage limit,
it may also be applied between eye drop applications, or when eye drops are not
Aging Eye - Lifestyle, Nutrition and Water.
"Eye Misting" Is a New,
All-Natural Discovery for Senior Dry Eye
and aging eye.
As you age, it is normal to become
concerned about the many serious eye diseases to which seniors are susceptible.
These diseases are collectively called "aging eye."
Ideally, your parents will have
taken you for regular eye exams and made sure you ate properly, obtained
sufficient sleep and exercise, and drank enough water (hydration is important
because recent research is discovering a link between aging eye diseases and
chronic dehydration). If you maintain and eye healthy lifestyle as an adult,
your chances of developing serious aging eye diseases could be considerably
Bio-Logic Aqua Research has
discovered that age related eye disease can be minimized by proactively
managing your eye health and lifestyle.
- Regular eye exams (to catch problems early).
- Drinking at least 60 to 80 ounces of water a day to
- Eating plenty of dark green vegetables (spinach, kale,
arugula and broccoli). Carrots are extremely high in beta-carotene,
required for visual functioning.
- Obtaining plenty of sleep and exercise.
- Avoiding excessive sun exposure, prolonged computer
use, smoking and other activities that create a high risk for dehydration
and dry eye in seniors.
- Age related macular degeneration.
- Diabetic retinopathy.
Chronic dry eye (loss of tear film
water/moisture) is common among seniors and can lead to corneal ulceration, eye
cancer and blindness. Research is discovering that dry eye could be a root
cause of all aging eye diseases. To prevent dry eye and prolong vision, it is
important at any age to drink plenty of water, keep eyes hydrated and be aware
of dehydration symptoms. Be especially proactive if you live in a high risk
area for dry eye or frequently engage in the high risk activities listed above.
Proper eye hydration, maintaining
the correct amount of all-natural moisture in the eye's tear film, could help
senior citizens (and everyone else) prevent or alleviate aging eye diseases. A
patented new all-natural approach to eye hydration, called "eye
misting," has recently made this much easier. Simply point the gentle,
100% water, hand-held mist applicator towards your face and press a button.
There are no eye drops, eye droppers, chemicals, preservatives or saline
solution. Your eyes absorb the all-natural water mist from the air exactly as
they absorb natural humidity.
The only all-natural water eye mist
currently available is Nature's Tears® EyeMist®, from Bio-Logic Aqua Research.
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
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 results 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
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 eyedrops
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
Nature's Tears EyeMist.
The problem has been finding a way
to bottle the natural, fresh, beneficial humidity of a spring rain and apply it
to the eyes. This was finally solved by Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies Biomedical
Research, Inc. The result is Nature's Tears EyeMist with the uniquely
biocompatible Bio-LogicAqua tissue-culture grade of water. A patent-pending
mist applicator breaks the water into micron-sized droplets that duplicate
natural humidity no matter what the surrounding environmental conditions. Because
Nature's Tears EyeMist contains no harmful propellants, preservatives or
chemicals, it can be applied whenever discomfort is felt. Application several
times a day can help prevent or lessen reactions to pollen and other allergens.
Avoiding or alleviating allergy eye.
Reducing allergens and minimizing
- AVOID RUBBING YOUR EYES!
- Stay indoors when the pollen counts is at its peak.,
especially in mid-morning and early evening when wind is more apt to blow
- Keep windows closed and use air-conditioning during
peak allergy seasons.
- Wear glasses or sunglasses outdoors during peak
- Allergy-proof your home; put dust-mite-proof covers on
bedding and pillows; clean surfaces with a damp mop, rag, or shampooer
rather than dry sweeping or dusting.
- Keep pets outdoors as much as possible if you have pet
- Reduce molds by keeping indoor humidity moderate
(Note-too high humidity can breed molds, too low humidity can cause other
problems such as dry eyes and skin. Shoot for 40% to 50% relative humidity
at 70 degrees).
- Remove contact lenses as soon as symptoms appear.
- Cold compresses on the eyes (to soothe irritation and
wash out irritants).
- Oral antihistamines (may cause drowsiness).
- Eye drops and redness relievers (Note: Allergists
caution that prolonged use of over-the-counter eyedrops could make
- Visit an allergy specialist who can determine the
specific allergy and prescribe treatment such as a mast cell stabilizer or
a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (Note: Steroids can cause glaucoma).
- An allergy specialist can also put you on an
immunotherapy program (allergy shots).
Maintaining a healthy tear film.
Although everyone is susceptible to
tear film dehydration, you are especially vulnerable when you first get up in
the morning, during pregnancy, if you are over 50, onboard airliners, and if
you wear contact lenses. Here are some tips on maintaining tear film moisture:
Put bowls of water in your house to
humidify the air, especially when the heater or air conditioner are on.
Treat yourself to frequent long,
luxuriant baths and/or showers (shower after baths to wash off residue).
Make a ritual of daily facial
cleansing. Using a washcloth and very mild, liquid soap, spend five to ten
minutes applying repeated hot water compresses to your face.
Let as much fresh air into the house
as you can, especially in the bathroom.
Keep Nature's Tears EyeMist (or
Nature's Mist Skin Moisture) at your desk, in your bathroom, car, locker room, etc.
Use it before and after cleansing your face in the morning and during the day
whenever eye discomfort is experienced.
Understanding Dry Eye and
Lipids (fatty oils) protect the tear
film from excessive evaporation. Individuals with low lipid production exhibit
high tear film evaporation, low tear flow and other dry eye symptoms.
Inflammation plays a central role in
dry eye. One type of inflammation strongly associated with dry eye is
Blepharitis, or eyelid inflammation. The majority of blepharitis patients also
have dry eye symptoms. Blepharitis is very common, with many causes, but the
lipid secreting meibomian glands, located within the eyelid, are almost always
Several important dermatologic
conditions and diseases, such as acne rosacea (reddening and inflammation of
the nose and forehead), are known to increase both eyelid and ocular surface
inflammation. Seborrheic dermatitis is associated with scaling skin lesions,
dandruff and inflammation that also affect the eyelids. All dry eye conditions
are influenced by genetic mechanisms that have not been adequately identified.
Three primary types of blepharitis.
Obstructive. This condition is
marked by hardening (hyperkeratinization) of the eyelid margin and meibomian
gland ducts within the eyelid. The flow of lipids produced by the meibomian
glands are not only obstructed when this condition is present, but the lipids
are thicker. Since the lipids protect the tear film from excessive evaporation,
individuals with blepharitis exhibit high tear film evaporation, low tear flow
and other dry eye symptoms. Examination of the eyelid could reveal missing
glands that had previously been obstructed and were subsequently absorbed.
Seborrheic. Individuals with
seborrheic dermatitis (patches of red, inflamed skin caused by overproduction
in the skin's sebaceous or oil glands), often exhibit seborrheic blepharitis as
well, marked by increased (rather than decreased) lipid production from the
meibomian glands. Lipids are not obstructed or thickened and tear film
evaporation is usually not elevated. Eyelid examination reveals normal
morphology of the meibomian glands. However, patients with seborrheic
blepharitis have dry eye more frequently than the normal population.
Bacterial. Bacterial overgrowth on
the eyelid margin also creates inflammation and contributes to eyelid
hardening, causing meibomian gland obstruction. All eyelids have bacterial
flora and there is little difference among individuals as to the types of
bacteria that eyelids harbor. Genetic mechanisms are also a factor since the
level of free cholesterol partly determines the nature and extent of bacterial
Look for a Series of Symptoms for Dry Eyes, Not an Exact Cause or Condition,
Says Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne
the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green
Talk Network and Apple iTunes
The causes and symptoms of dry eyes
are so complex and variable that doctors have not agreed on a precise clinical
definition of the syndrome. Dry eyes are the most frequently cited reason for
visiting an eye doctor and so common that ophthalmologist’s find it difficult
to draw a precise line between normal eyes and abnormal eyes with dry eye
disease. (Mathers, 2005).
That was the conclusion of eye
health advocate Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water
syndicated radio show and founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research. In a recent
interview, Mrs. Kleyne discussed the latest attempts to define "dry
eyes," "dry eye syndrome" and "dry eye disease."
According to Mrs. Kleyne, the only agreement is that dry eyes involve a loss of
water in the tear film's "aqueous layer," due either to excessive
evaporation or to poor tear production.
The three-layered tear film covering
the eye's exposed portions is 99% water and extremely complex. The overlying
"lipid layer" helps prevent water evaporation from the middle
"aqueous (water) layer," while the lower "mucin layer"
adheres the tear film to the eye.
Dry eyes are experienced by nearly
everyone, says Mrs. Kleyne. Tear film dehydration (water loss) begins at the
moment of birth, when you first open your eyes, and eyes require constant
hydration throughout life. Because we are all unique, no two individuals are
affected in exactly the same way by eye dehydration. Doctors agree that
maintaining a healthy, fully hydrated tear film is becoming an increasing
challenge for everyone.
According to Ula Jurkunas, MD,
corneal stem cell researcher at Harvard University, "To function well, the
cornea (clear part of the eye) must be well hydrated by the tear film.
Hydration is also essential to successful corneal stem cell transplants"
Sharon Kleyne notes that, no
physiologic variable correlates exactly with dry eye symptoms, although most
measurable variables correlate to some degree. Instead, she explains, physicians
look for a series of symptoms. The presence of one or more symptom could
indicate a dry eye condition (Korb, 2000).
The most common dry eye symptoms
include eye irritation, a feeling of dryness in the eyes; itching, burning and
grainy or scratchy eyes; increased eye allergies, and blurred vision
(especially late in the day). Symptoms such as fatigue, headache, muscle aches
and an elevated stress level may not even directly involve the eyes (Mathers,
This symptom-based definition works
reasonably well, according to Mrs. Kleyne. The degree and duration of symptoms
are critical since a large percentage of the adult population complains of at
least mild dry eye symptoms at any given time. This includes 50% of adult
females and a significant percentage of computer users and contact lens
patients (Mathers, 2005).
In addition to symptoms, most (but
not all) dry eye patients have at least one physiologic parameter outside the
range of normal. Typically, tear production has decreased, tear film volume is
low, tear film evaporation is high, and/or tear film osmolarity is elevated
(Mathers, 2004). In addition, tears produced in dry eyes contain elevated
levels of substances (metalloproteases and other proteinaceous compounds) that
increase surface inflammation (Barton, 1995).
Barton, K, et al, Cytokines and tear function in ocular surface
disease, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 1995
Jurkunas, U, "Corneal
Reconstruction Using Stem Cells," Sharon Kleyne Hour, 2011
Korb, DR, "Survey of preferred tests for diagnosis of the tear
film and dry eye," Cornea, 2000
Mathers, W, et al, Model for ocular tear film function, Cornea, 2004,
Mathers, W, Tear Film and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease, © 2005
Ilene K Gipson, PhD, of Harvard
Medical School, talks with Sharon Kleyne about Women and Dry Eye
Hear Sharon Kleyne's interview with
Dr. Ilene Gipson on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network and
Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon
Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, recently interviewed
Ilene K Gipson, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard medical School and a
leading authority on dry eye syndrome among women. The interview may be heard
on-demand on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network and Apple
An important Sharon Kleyne Hour
Power of Water objective is to raise awareness of the growing worldwide crisis
in dry eye disease, and proactive steps that may be taken to prevent or
alleviate dry eye symptoms. Untreated dry eye disease, according to Sharon
Kleyne, can lead to corneal ulceration, visual impairment and blindness
Sharon Kleyne is especially
interested in the link between dry eye disease, air quality, polluted humidity,
dry air, climate change, dehydrating indoor and outdoor environments and the
amount of water we drink daily.
According to Dr. Gipson, two-thirds
of the estimated 20 to 30 million dry eye patients in the United States are
women. A large percentage of these women are peri-menopausal or post-menopausal
(although many men, especially over age 50, are also susceptible to dry eye).
Dr. Gipson emphasizes that dry eye symptoms in women relate mostly to changing
bodies, hormone levels and lifestyle as they grow older. Women to not develop
dry eye syndrome simply "because" they are women.
Women are more prone than men to dry
eye mostly because they live longer and dry eye strongly correlates with age.
It is believed that as we age, productivity in the eyelids' oil producing
meibomian glands decreases. Meibomian glands feed the tear film's oil (or
"lipid") layer, whose purpose is to seal moisture into the underlying
and all-important "aqueous layer," which is 99% water. The less oil
in the tear film, the more likely the water in the aqueous layer is to evaporate,
causing dry eye symptoms.
Older people, both men and women,
are more likely to take regular medication, which is often dehydrating and can
cause dry eye symptoms. Women are more prone than men to autoimmune diseases
(of which dry eye is a frequent symptom).
Dr. Gipson notes that dry eye
symptoms (itching, burning and red eye) have become the #1 reason for eye
doctor visits in the United States. She points out that dry eye syndrome is
extremely complex and involves the surface of the eye, the tear (lachrymal) and
lipid producing glands, the skin of the eyelids, the manner in which
inflammation is processed by the brain and body, hormone production,
microscopic tear film components, and the nervous system's connection to the
brain. Abnormalities or stress on any part of this system can result in dry eye
To prevent or alleviate dry eye
symptoms, Dr. Gipson recommends eating foods with dark green vegetables and
omega-3 fatty acids and getting adequate sleep at night. Sleeping lowers the
tear film's pH and restores tear film moisture. It is also generally conducive
to good health.
Sharon Kleyne commented on the
importance of water to eye health, explaining that in many parts of the world,
it is women who draw and carry water for their families and villages. For this
reason, women are far more prone than men to diseases caused by drinking
unsanitary water, including trichoma, which can cause blindness.
When Sharon Kleyne asked about
computers and dry eye, Dr. Gipson noted that deep concentration at a computer
can affect the eyes' blink rate. A slowed blink rate increases tear film
moisture evaporation, resulting in dry eye symptoms. Indoor conditions such as
insulated walls and windows and forced-air heating and cooling can also cause
dry eye symptoms. The solution is to drink plenty of water and avoid dry air by
humidifying the area around your computer.
Dr. Gipson's final word: Take care
of your eyes through lifestyle habits and checkups. Also, take care of your
whole body, not just its parts, and be sure to drink enough water each day.
They are all interconnected.
Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water is
sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua Research, whose Nature's Tears® EyeMist®, a
breakthrough hand-held personal all-natural water humidifying device for dry
eye. Nature's Tears® EyeMist® is available at www.BioLogicAqua.com, Amazon.com,
drugstore.com and selected drugstores nationwide.
Listen to the Sharon Kleyne Hour
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Go to www.SharonKleyneHour.com for written summaries and on-demand replays.
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