Dry Eye Expert Sharon Kleyne Suggests Avoiding These 7 Activities as Much as Possible. Be More Awake if You Want To Improve Your Dry Eye Condition Says Sharon Kleyne.
Dry eye disease makes life miserable for billions of people around the world every year. But internationally respected water researcher, Sharon Kleyne, offers advice for soothing relief.
Dry eye disease occurs when the eye’s tear film, which is naturally 99 percent water, loses moisture due to excessive water evaporation and therefore produces fewer tears and less lubricant. Sufferers of dry eye complain of blurred vision, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, anxiety, irritability, red eyes, swollen eyes and itchy eyes. A host of causes trigger dry eyes. These include pollution, artificial environments, wind, hormones, allergies, sun glare and wind, among other causes.
Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Water Life Science®/Nature’s Pharma®, The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® on VoiceAmerica and World Talk Radio produced by Rose Hong, founder/director of Global Dragon TV in Washington, D.C., says that there are seven daily activities that one can eliminate to reduce dry eye episodes and symptoms.
“If you are a smoker,” says Kleyne, “stop!” Everyone knows by now that smoking is detrimental to one’s health. Smoking can be especially hard on the eyes. The smoke is irritating, and the heat speeds up the natural evaporation process.
“A second activity to stop is drinking alcohol,” says Kleyne. Alcohol also dehydrates the eyes, causing redness, swelling and pain. “If you want to reduce dry eye episodes,” says Kleyne, “cut out the booze!”
Third, Kleyne suggests giving up the blow dryer or at least reducing its use. “What happened to hand-patting wet hair with a towel to dry it?” asks Kleyne. That method is so much healthier for the eyes than exposing them to the intense heat of a hair dryer.
According to Kleyne, the fourth activity one can give up is exposing oneself to extreme temperatures. This is not a laughing matter. Keep in mind that what is extreme in temperature for one person is normal for another. An Eskimo living in an igloo does not find the cold extreme in the way that a retiree in Florida would. The key for the eye health is humidity. Very hot temperatures cause eye moisture to evaporate. Very cold temperatures can cause the meibum to thicken. The meibum is the oily outer layer of tears. When it thickens, protective tears can’t spread across the eye as well as they should under normal conditions.
The fifth activity to guard against is standing or sitting so that you face the wind. Wind dries out the eyes. This applies to wind from fans and air conditioners, too. Kleyne suggests wearing wraparound sunglasses or goggles to prevent wind from attacking the eyes.
The sixth activity Kleyne highlights is riding in a car with a window down. Some love the feel of wind whipping through the hair or a refreshing breeze caressing the skin, but the eyes resent it. Why? Dirt, grit and other unwanted particles can be blown into eyes; and once again, the wind itself dries out the eyes, triggering dry eye pain. So, if you love your eyes, don those wraparound glasses again, or roll up those windows.
Finally, get away from the computer! Excessive computer use leads to less blinking, which means fewer healthy tears. When using computers, look away from then screen at least every twenty minutes or so. Make a conscious effort to blink more often. Affix an anti-glare screen to your monitor. Use anti-glare eye glasses. Or just turn off the computer and give your eyes some love with a little eye vacation.
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