Sharon Kleyne Wants To End Blindness In China

Chinese (NGDOs) Nongovernmental Development Organizations Battle Blindness. Water Educator Sharon Kleyne Says Chinese Blindness Can Be Prevented.

According to Sharon Kleyne’s research in evaporation and dry eye disease, blindness is out of control on planet earth and nowhere is it more devastating than China with its immense population.

Recent UN studies reveal that China accounts for 18 percent of the world’s blind population. No other country comes close. Major causes of blindness in China include cataracts, cornea diseases, trachoma glaucoma and several other causes (such as an ongoing vitamin A deficiency) of blindness in children. At this time, cataracts are the main cause of blindness in China. Mainly a disease associated with aging, cataracts are responsible for fifty percent of China’s blind cases—close to three million people. Blindness in China is not only a health and social problem; it is an economic problem, too. Government statistics suggest that blindness costs China between fifteen and twenty billion dollars a year in lost productivity. Yet, Kleyne believes that forty to fifty percent of annual blindness cases in China are preventable.

In 1984, the Chinese Ministry of Health crafted a series of five-year plans to provide cataract surgery throughout the country. Under these plans 600,000 cataract surgeries were performed between 1991 and 1994. Still, because of China’s rising population over age 60 (in 2020, it is estimated that 240,000 million Chinese will be 60 or older), the government projects that 5 million people will be blind in 2020 due to cataracts. “This trend has prompted an inspired global response,” said Kleyne, “spearheaded by the World Health Organization.” A WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma (GET 2020) was established in 1997, which constitutes an integral part of Vision 2020. This alliance includes non-governmental organizations playing an ever greater role in prevention of preventable blindness in China. Presently, 12 NGDOs actively collaborate with WHO and the Ministry of Health and support eye care delivery in 19 of the 31 provinces in China. Among them (in alphabetical order):

• Amity Foundation (China)
• Asia Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness (Hong Kong, China)
• Christoffel-Blindenmission (Christian Blind Mission International (CBM), Germany)
• Foresight (Australia)
• Foundation for Eye Care Himalaya (The Netherlands)
• The Fred Hollows Foundation (Australia)
• Helen Keller International (USA)
• The Lions Club International (USA)
• ORBIS International (USA)
• Singapore National Eye Centre (Singapore)
• Seva Foundation (USA)
• Tibet Vision Project (USA)

These NGDOs have agreed to work together within Vision 2020 towards the common goal of eliminating preventable blindness in China by 2020.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, is also doing more than her fair share to prevent blindness in China. Kleyne is proud of the fact that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the signature product of her research center at Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science®, was recently released in China. “We think that Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will contribute to eliminating preventable blindness,” said Kleyne, “which has been such a scourge on Chinese health since the Peoples’ Republic of China came into existence in 1949.”


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China Battles Known Carcinogen In Tap Water

Sharon Kleyne Applauds Chinese Efforts To Clean up Drinking Water. China Working Hard To Clean up Polluted Water.

Water advocate Sharon Kleyne loves China and is proud of the job the country is doing to clean up its tainted drinking water. Yet Kleyne knows it is a monumental task. “With its massive population of more than 1.3 billion,” said Kleyne, host of the syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, “and on the heels of its unprecedented growth in the last fifty years, maintaining fresh water supplies became more and more difficult.”

Indeed. According to a study conducted late last year at Tsinghua University, China’s tap water contains a dangerous amount of the carcinogen known as nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This carcinogen is a byproduct of the chlorination process the Chinese have used to make water safe for consumption. But water testing revealed that China’s NDMA levels were 3.6 times those in the U.S. and even more than those in Europe.

As a result, most Chinese do not drink tap water, though many still use it in cooking. Researcher say that even cooking with tap water is dangerous. Neither water filters nor boiling are effective in neutralizing the NDMA. Experts point to the necessity to chlorinate ground water, which is so contaminated in China that 80 percent of it is not fit for human use of any kind.

Much of this groundwater has become polluted over the last several decades due to unregulated industrial waste and poor agriculture practices, but China is working to reverse this situation. Stricter regulations prevent the kind of rampant industrial pollution that took place decades ago and agriculture has begun to veer away from excessive reliance on chemicals.

“It will take time,” said Kleyne, “but I’ve no doubt that China will solve this water crisis.” Experts in China agree, though they add that it will take diligence and patience because the damage is so extensive. They note that infrastructure, especially costly new water pipes, must also be part of the long-term solution. “We face some of the same issues in the U.S.,” said Kleyne, “especially with regard to replacing water pipes. Just ask the people of Flint, Michigan.”


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Sharon Kleyne Loves Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® In China

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Saving Eyes in China. Water Life Science® Advocate Kleyne Fights Dry Eye in China.

In 2002, the research center at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® created Natures Tears® EyeMist® for eyes that are tired and irritated due to atmospheric and human-made conditions. Specifically, Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica, created Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® to provide much needed relief from dry eye disease.

Dry eye disease occurs when the eye’s tear film (or lens) dries out. This evaporation occurs as a result of pollution, stress, lack of sleep, too much time in front of computers and TVs, allergies, wind, sun, dust and other factors. At risk is the eye’s tear film, which is 99% water. Saline solutions and eye drops trap moisture but do not replenish what is already lost. Sufferers of dry eye disease need to supplement their eyes with a product that will vanquish dryness and restore painful, swollen, itching, tired and blurry eyes to health.

According to a 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Preliminary Report, an estimated 22.5 million adult Americans (or nearly 10% of all adult Americans) report that they either “have trouble” seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses, or that they are blind or unable to see at all. 22.5 million is a number to take very seriously, even more so when one considers that the figures escalates every day. It makes sense that catching and supplementing eyes at the dry eye stage would spare millions the grim result of going blind.

These statistics are bad, but they are even bigger in China where more than 17 percent of the total population fights dry eye symptoms. In fact, Chinese authorities recently stated that virtually the entire population of China suffers dry eye symptoms at some point in their lives.

This is why Kleyne, also the founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, is elated that at long last Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® has just been released throughout China. “We have wanted to make a positive difference in eye health in China for a long time,” says Kleyne, “and we’re honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to do so now.”

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only Trade Secret tissue culture grade pure water product to treat dehydration and dry eye disease as a result of over-evaporation on the planet. A unique remedy, Nature’s Tears EyeMist is applied to the eyes with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a patented, pH balanced, 100% water micron mist. It is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide (in the U.S.) and was successfully market-tested in more than 70,000 U.S. outlets.

If you have personal stories about using Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, we invite you to share them with us. Or if you would like to try some, please let us know!

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® & China’s Water Crisis

Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Eager To Work with Chinese Partners on Water Education. Sharon Kleyne Applauds Chinese Efforts To Clean up Water Supplies.

The timing couldn’t be better for the arrival of Bio-Logic Aqua Research® Water Life Science’s® signature product, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® in China. Sharon Kleyne, the company’s founder and director, calls China “the ideal market for Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.”

Why is it the ideal market? There are a few good reasons. 17 percent of the country’s massive population suffers from symptoms of dry eye disease. Blindness is also running rampant. Cataracts and glaucoma afflict millions, especially among older Chinese. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® will do much to provide long-term relief from all of these ailments. “The tear film of the eye is 99 percent water,” says Kleyne. “When the eye water evaporates, dry eye disease attacks with symptoms that include redness, itching, swelling, blurred vision and headaches, to name a few.” If the dry eye condition goes unchecked long enough, even blindness can occur. “It’s been projected,” says Kleyne, “that in a few years 60 million Chinese will go blind.” The best solution for eye health is to supplement them several times a day with pure water devoid of additives or chemicals. Saline solutions and conventional eye drops can provide some relief, but they can also make the situation worse. They only trap moisture on the eye; they do not replenish it. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only product on the global market that is one hundred percent pure water with no chemicals or additives. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® consists of Trade Secret tissue culture grade water that is applied to the eyes by a portable, personal hand held humidifier delivering a patented micron mist.

But eye afflictions aren’t the only water issues challenging China. More than three decades of amazing industrial growth has left much of the country’s water polluted. In 2015, the government created an action plan aimed at cleaning up China’s waterways by 2030. China grades its water on a scale of one to five, with grades four and five suitable only for industrial and agricultural use. Water graded below four is considered safe for human use, while water graded below one is labeled Unusable. The government has spent billions of dollars testing water supplies all over the country; currently more than 70 percent of the water tested has been found safe for human consumption. The trend is moving in the right direction. But it will take time. “With air, you stop pollution at the source and the blue skies come back instantly,” said Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, which monitors water pollution. “For water,” Ma continued, “you can stop pollution at the source, but you still have the polluted sediment and the soil that is going to leech into the water, and it’s going to take much longer.”

Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, hopes that she and her research center can assist in the ongoing process of educating the Chinese people about the need to avoid polluting water sources. She is grateful for the opportunity to offer Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® in China and she looks forward to collaborating with the Chinese on research and the development of new water technology.


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Dr. Chow Participates At Opening Of First Medical Qiqong International Museum In China

Chow, Hong & Kleyne Talk Qigong and Chinese Health. Global Dragon TV Exec & Dr. Chow Visit Kleyne’s Radio Program.

It seems impossible that there has never been an actual Medical Qigong International Museum in the world, but until very recently, that was exactly the case. How did that happen? After all, Qigong is perhaps the oldest practice in the world and has engaged trillions—not just billions—of practitioners. Was it just an oversight?

Whatever it was, Dame Dr. Effie Chow , an international Qigong Grandmaster, nationally licensed acupuncturist and registered public health & psychiatric nurse in California and Rose Hong, Executive Director of Global Dragon Television were thrilled to meet in China as participants of the opening of the first of five medical Qigong international museums in the world. Recently, they shared their excitement with water advocate and Qigong practitioner Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

Dr. Chow explained how for thousands of years, the practice of Qigong has been the foundation for holistic health science in China. Formerly overlooked in much of the western world, Qigong has gained in popularity in western countries since the 1980s. In eastern lands, its popularity has never diminished. But this year, the opening of the first museum has brought the venerable practice even more attention. The first museum opened in China to pay tribute to famed Master Wang. Dr. Chow was one of a dozen international experts invited to exhibit and present while television and news producer Rose Hong and crew attended the opening and produced a film.

At Kleyne’s request, Dr. Chow, a frequent and favorite visitor to Kleyne’s radio program, explained the meaning and essence of Qigong. Dr. Chow, who has taught and treated an estimated 450,000 people worldwide in her forty-plus years of practice, explained that Qi means breath or life-force and gong means cultivating health with the breath. “No breath, no oxygen, you are dead,” said Chow. “It’s all about the balance of the Qi,” she continued. “It is arriving at health through your breath. However, without water moisture in the air there is no breath!”

“Human life depends on this water breath,” Kleyne added.

“Water is key to all natural health and medicine,” Hong said. “In the future, water will be more valuable than gold.” Hong, who described meeting Dr. Chow as a translator for a PBS documentary on Chow’s work, looks forward to the opening of four additional international Qigong museums.

Sharon Kleyne Says China IP Protection Effort A Good Model

Sharon Kleyne Commends China’s IP Pirating Crackdown on Radio Show. Radio Host Sharon Kleyne Encourages China’s Attack on Counterfeiters.

American water advocate and researcher, Sharon Kleyne, has spent years guiding the company she founded and directs, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, to the point where its signature product, Natures Tears® EyeMist®, would enter the vast Chinese marketplace. The time has come as 2017 begins, but this long anticipated expansion has not unfolded without challenges. For example, Kleyne called admiring attention on her radio program to China’s effort to clean up a major international scandal that threatens the global economy.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, encouraged Chinese leaders and business people to ramp up their attacks on unscrupulous counterfeiters who flood Chinese markets with inferior, knock-off products. “This kind of counterfeiting,” said Kleyne, “is the ultimate attack against the protection and integrity of a country’s or a company’s IP, and it must be stopped.” Fortunately, Kleyne points out, that is beginning to happen as Chinese officials and leaders of major enterprises (such as Jack Ma at Ali Baba) aggressively file lawsuits against counterfeiters. Eventually, these criminals will be punished and driven out of business.

This can’t happen too soon to benefit China’s booming economy. “China’s vast middle class is growing exponentially,” said Kleyne, “and with that growth comes more sophisticated taste. For instance,” Kleyne continued, “Chinese consumers realize now that cheaper, knock-off counterfeit products possess much less quality than the real thing. Those consumers want the real thing, and they want to be protected against IP pirates.”

Sharon Kleyne is always educating people about the dangers and supplementation of dry eye disease, the current global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor. Kleyne consistently encourages people to experience a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle and visit for more information. She also urged her listeners to educate themselves about the perils of counterfeiting and IP abuse. “Quality products can be hard to come by,” said Kleyne, “when counterfeiters and IP thieves are allowed to run wild.” Yet now, Kleyne says that she is increasingly optimistic about the steps she sees being taken by the Chinese government and business leaders.

For more than two decades, Sharon Kleyne has earned an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of earth’s fresh water and dehydration of the eyes and skin as a result of the excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne said, “we begin to evaporate, or dry out, a process that continues until we die. In order to sustain excellent health and prolong life,” Kleyne continued, “one must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis. This must be done to replenish the evaporating water vapor.” Kleyne reminded her radio audience, for example, that dry eye disease exceeds all other diseases that ophthalmologists and optometrists diagnose and treat each year, and the numbers continue to climb with aging populations. Dry eye afflicts more than 30 million Americans and an astonishing 250 million Chinese each year. Dry eye symptoms include blurred vision, redness, burning, itching, stinging, a gritty sensation and watery eyes. These symptoms are triggered by a number of causes including pollution, allergies, post-menopausal changes, windy conditions, computer use, reading, television viewing and artificial environments (air conditioning, central heating). Dry eye disease occurs when the tear film lens, which is 99% water, loses moisture due to evaporation.

“Protecting our IP,” Sharon Kleyne said, “has allowed us to develop quality products that supplement the eyes and skin. For instance,” she said, “Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron mist.” Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the only product on the international market that supplements the eye’s tear film, which is 99 percent water, and it is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide. The product was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets. As this product launches in China, Kleyne said she was thrilled to see the government crack down on potential knock-off artists and counterfeiters. “Everyone benefits,” said Kleyne, “especially consumers.”