Motorcyclists Love Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® For Dry Eye Relief

Motorcyclists Love Their Choppers & Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Kleyne Recommends Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® for Easy Riders.

Spring is here in the western hemisphere and that means motorcycle riders and motorcycle clubs are gearing up and taking to the nation’s highways and byways while living the dream. Sharon Kleyne, 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®, knows that one thing awaiting most motorcyclists is dry eye irritation, and she has some tips for them, and for the rest of us, too.

Kleyne connected with her colleague, ophthalmologist Philip Paden, M.D., to share those tips. Paden, a former motorcycle racer who has been riding for 40 years and is an authority on motorcycle eye protection and motorcycle dry eye, 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 pollen, dust, air pollution, extreme heat or cold, high elevation, solar radiation, road glare, low humidity, exhaust fumes, not drinking enough water, and wind in the face. Many riders are disinclined to do much to block the wind beyond wearing eye protection such as sunglasses or face shields to block wind, bugs and flying pebbles and rocks. They ride with unprotected eyes at their own peril. In addition to flying obstacles, chopper captains face the threat of dry eye symptoms that include eye irritation, burning and itching eyes, blurred vision, swelling, headache, eye fatigue, and watery eyes.

Dr. Paden recommends Kleyne’s own discovery, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to patients and has done so for more than a decade. “All these patients,” Paden said, “come to my ophthalmology office with complaints of dry, burning or irritated eyes and/or blurring or tearing.” 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. Lovers of riding a hog or ATV will be protected when Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is along for the ride.

Kleyne and Paden suggested the following eye care and eye protection for motorcyclists and ATV riders:

1. Drink 8 to 10 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, close the 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 breath to help keep eyes hydrated. (Of course, face shields can also fog up so that vision can be impaired.)
5. Take a long, steamy bath at the end of the ride.
6. Avoid rubbing eyes when they are tired or irritated.
7. Don’t forget to blink while riding (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).
Carry an all-natural, pure water eye wash or eye mist like Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

Take this advice and enjoy the thrills and adventure of cruising on a beautiful chopper through the American landscape. Yet, as you do so, remember to be kind to your eyes.

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