Nature's Tears - All Natural Eye Mist
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NATURE'S TEARS® 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. 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 free.
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
Apply NATURE'S TEARS® natural moisture as often as desired.
Does not flood tear film
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
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.
Source: "Tear Film and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease," by William Mathers, MD.
Bio-Logic Aqua Research, 2005
Contact lens intolerance.
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 less-than-perfect
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
The 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
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
Tear 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
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.
The Tear Film.
Dry irritated eyes.
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.
Soothing 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 done.
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 unpolluted.
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 preservatives.
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
Managing Aging Eye - Lifestyle, Nutrition and Water.
"Eye Misting" Is a New, All-Natural Discovery for Senior Dry Eye
Seniors 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."
Managing 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 reduced.
Bio-Logic Aqua Research has discovered that age related eye disease can be
minimized by proactively managing your eye health and lifestyle.
The company recommends:
Regular eye exams (to catch problems early).
Drinking at least 60 to 80 ounces of water a day to prevent
Eating plenty of dark green vegetables (spinach, kale, arugula and
broccoli). Carrots are extremely high in beta-carotene, required for
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
Aging eye diseases.
Age related macular degeneration.
Senior dry eye.
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
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 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 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 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
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 symptoms:
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 pollen
Keep windows closed and use air-conditioning during peak allergy
Wear glasses or sunglasses outdoors during peak seasons.
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 allergies.
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
Remove contact lenses as soon as symptoms appear.
Cold compresses on the eyes (to soothe irritation and wash out
Oral antihistamines (may cause drowsiness).
Eye drops and redness relievers (Note: Allergists caution that
prolonged use of over-the-counter eyedrops could make symptoms worse).
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
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:
1. Put bowls of water in your house to humidify the air, especially when
the heater or air conditioner are on.
2. Treat yourself to frequent long, luxuriant baths and/or showers (shower
after baths to wash off residue).
3. 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.
4. Let as much fresh air into the house as you can, especially in the
5. 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 Blepharitis
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 involved.
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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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
Physicians Look for a Series of Symptoms for Dry Eyes, Not an Exact
Cause or Condition, Says Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne
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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,
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" (Jurkunas, 2011).
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
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, 2005).
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
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).
, 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
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, et al, Model for ocular tear film function, Cornea, 2004,
, Tear Film and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease, © 2005 RxSchools.com.
Ilene K Gipson, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, talks with Sharon
Kleyne about Women and Dry Eye
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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 iTunes.
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
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 symptoms.
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,
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