Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Soothes ATV & Motorcycle Dry Eye. Kleyne & Paden Agree on Dry Eye Solution.
Water advocate Sharon Kleyne is well aware of the fact that motorcycle and ATV riders are often overlooked when one talks about global sufferers of dry eye disease. Recently, though, as 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®, Kleyne spoke to her listeners to offer them sage advice. Dry eye symptoms, Kleyne explained, include eye discomfort, burning and itching eyes, blurred vision, swelling, headache, eye fatigue, and watery eyes.
Motorcyclists and ATV riders who suffer from dry eye disease and eye irritation (a condition known as motorcycle dry eye or Chopper closed eye) are at high risk of serious accidents and injuries. Kleyne knows that riding motorcycles and ATVs is a challenging physical activity for anyone. So, to help her share the most comprehensive information about this dry eye challenge, Kleyne turned to her colleague, ophthalmologist Philip Paden, M.D.
Paden, a motorcycle rider who has been riding for 40 years, is an authority on motorcycle eye protection and motorcycle dry eye. Paden explained that the cause of motorcycle dry eye (in fact all dry eye) is too-rapid evaporation of moisture (water) from the eye’s tear film, which is naturally 99 percent water. This evaporation could be the result of alcohol and drug consumption, pollen, dust, cigarette smoke, air pollution, extreme heat or cold, high elevation, solar radiation, road glare, low humidity, exhaust fumes, not drinking enough water and wind in your face.
In the course of their conversation, Kleyne and Paden agreed on the following eye care and eye protection suggestions for motorcyclists and ATV riders:
1. Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water a day.
2. Apply cold, wet eye compresses after riding, to soothe eye irritation and wash out irritants.
3. Take rests stops every hour or so where you close your eyes for a few minutes.
4. Use eye protection such as face shields and sunglasses. Road glare and solar radiation are extremely dehydrating and sunglasses help a lot. Face shields trap moisture from your breath to help keep eyes hydrated. (Of course, face shields can also fog up so that you can’t see anything!)
5. Just say no to cigarette smoke and alcohol.
6. Take a long, steamy bath at the end of your ride.
7. Avoid rubbing your eyes when they are tired or irritated.
8. Don’t forget to blink while you ride (20 to 30 blinks a minute is normal but the intense concentration of motorcycle riding can drop this to 3 or 4 times a minute).
9. Carry an all-natural, pure water eye wash or eye mist.
Dr. Paden has been recommending Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to his patients for more than a decade “All these patients,” Paden said, “had come to my ophthalmology office with complaints of dry, burning or irritated eyes and/or blurring or tearing while reading or using computers. The mist was given out along with a sample of artificial tear drops from various manufacturers. I am an enthusiastic investor in, and Medical Director of, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® because of the feedback from these patients.”
Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of 100 percent Trade Secret tissue culture grade water and is applied to the eye in the form of a patented micron-size mist. This mist is delivered by a personal, portable hand-held humidifier that is easy and fun to use. If you love riding your hog or ATV, you should take Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® along for the ride.
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?
Do you ride a Chopper or an ATV and suffer from dry eye? 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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