Sharon Kleyne Teaches Conditions That Cause Dry Eye

Water Life Science® Creator Kleyne Says Air Temperature & Humidity Cause Dry Eye . Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Explains Winter Dry Eye.

Dry eye disease afflicts billions of people worldwide every year. Dry eye runs rampant in every season, but it is especially virulent in winter. In the U.S., dry eye is the number one reason for eye doctor visits and doctors see an increase in dry eye patients every winter.

According to international water researcher and creator of new water technology, Sharon Kleyne, education is the first important step in the prevention of winter dry eye. Air temperature and humidity, or atmospheric water vapor content, says Kleyne, are the most important environmental factors responsible for winter dry eye. Other significant factors include air pollution, wind chill and artificial indoor environments.

“Dry eye,” according to Kleyne, is the loss of a portion of the water content in the protective “basal tear film” covering the eye. The tear film is normally 99 percent water. Should this drop, dry eye symptoms such as blurred vision, itching and burning eyes, eye fatigue and headaches often occur.

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®, notes that “environmental dry eye” or “evaporative dry eye,” resulting from external conditions is by far the most prevalent type of dry eye disease. Dry eye can also be caused by illness, medication, allergies, tear gland dysfunction, autoimmune or inflammatory disorders, age, hormonal flux, menopause, contact lenses and Lasik surgery.

Winter is dry eye season, Kleyne explains, because cooler air can’t hold as much atmospheric water vapor – also called “humidity” – as warmer air. The lower the air’s water vapor content, the greater the tendency of liquid water to evaporate into the atmosphere. This increased evaporative pressure, says Kleyne, affects lakes, puddles, lawns and the eye’s tear film. When the tear film loses water to evaporation, dry eye symptoms are often the result.

Wind, especially cold wind, increases evaporative pressure on the skin and tear film. According to Kleyne, wind blows away the thin layer of warm, moist air that usually forms at the surface of the skin, face and eyelids.

Kleyne, also the founder and director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, says that air pollution increases the dehydrating effect of air on eyes no matter what the weather. Pollutants can dehydrate in two ways. First, they can be directly dehydrating to the ocular surface. Second, common airborne pollutants, such as carbon black and sulfur dioxide, tend to attract and accumulate the air’s water vapor molecules. The resulting water droplets, formed around pollution particles, often fall back to the ground without reaching the upper atmosphere’s cloud accumulation zone. That’s why large areas with air pollution tend to have dryer air and less rainfall.

Dry eye also increases in winter, according to Kleyne, because more time is spent indoors in rooms with insulated walls and windows and forced-air heating. Re-circulating the air can lower the humidity and increase airborne bacteria. Low humidity, dry wind and airborne bacteria are all dehydration and dry eye factors.

To avoid winter dry eye, Kleyne suggests keeping yourself warm and hydrated, bundling up and protecting skin and eyes from wind. If eyes are well hydrated, losing a small amount of water to evaporation is less likely to cause problems. Kleyne suggests drinking eight-to-ten glasses of water a day. Kleyne also knows that the simplest way to alleviate dry eye, dry eyelid and dry skin around the eye symptoms and restore tear film moisture is with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. The purity and pH of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is perfect for supplementing and replenishing lost water of the tear film, eyelids and skin around the eyes. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® contains Trade Secret tissue culture grade fresh water and no additives or chemicals. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied to the eyelids, eyes and skin around the eyes in a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier.

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Do you suffer from dry eye in winter? What do you think of new water research and new technology? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict?

If you have comments or 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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Swollen Eyes On The Rise In Winter Says Sharon Kleyne

Water Advocate and Radio Host Shares Wisdom about Swollen Eyes. Water Life Science® Technology Mists Swollen Eye Symptoms Away.

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®, says that swollen eyes are one of the most common symptoms of winter dry eye.

Kleyne says that swollen eyes can refer to “blepharitis,” which is inflammation of the eyelids, “conjunctivitis, which is inflammation of the ocular conjunctiva, the layer of living tissue over the eyes that contain blood vessels, or to “carunculitis, ” which is inflammation of the lacrimal caruncle, the little fleshy spot in the inner corner of the eye. Inflammation of any or all of these, Kleyne teaches, are frequent symptoms of dry eye syndrome, which is far more common in winter than in any other season. Kleyne, an internationally respected advocate of water, research and new water technology, cautions that blepharitis, conjunctivitis and carunculitis can have other causes in addition to dry eye disease. However, even when the ultimate cause of swollen eyes is not dry eye, all three conditions have the potential to create dry eye and induce other dry eye symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, blurring, fatigue and debilitating headache.

Swollen eyes love winter because colder air is not capable of holding as much gasified water vapor, also called humidity, as warmer air. The lower the atmospheric humidity, the greater is the tendency of liquid water in the vicinity to evaporate. This especially includes the water in the eyes. In addition, more time is spent indoors in winter. Cold air that is artificially heated will not acquire additional humidity without a water source such as a humidifier.

Kleyne, also the founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, cautions that inflammatory hormones can play a central role in swollen dry eyes. When the eye’s tear film, which is naturally 99% water, loses a portion of its water to excessive evaporation, contact with dehydrating airborne irritants, tear and lipid gland malfunction or disease, inflammatory hormones are produced. These hormones cause the tear film to lose more water, which produces even more inflammatory hormones. Blepharitis, Kleyne stresses, is also common and can have many causes. Regardless, the lipid or oil secreting meibomian glands, located within the eyelid, are almost always involved. Lipid glands produce oils that act as a barrier to slow or prevent water evaporation from the eyes.

To relieve dry eye symptoms and soothe swollen eyes, Kleyne suggests supplementing and replenishing lost tear film moisture with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, the only product on the global market that contains 100 percent pure Trade Secret tissue culture grade water. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® provides immediate, painless relief for inflamed eyelids, conjunctivae and carunculae conditions. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied to the eyes as a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier that is easy and fun to use. “When your eyes become swollen in winter, or in any season,” says Kleyne, “get immediate relief with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.”

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You’ve probably suffered swollen eyes in winter. What do you think of new water research and new technology? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict? If you have comments or 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

Humidity Is Good For The Eyes Says Sharon Kleyne

Water Advocate Kleyne Explains Health Benefits of Humidity. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Provides Humidity When Your Eyes Need It.

If you live on the east coast or in the Midwest in the U.S. and it’s summer, you probably curse the humidity, which is frequently one hundred percent. But humidity is actually not only beneficial to our health—it’s essential.

Global water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, says that the eyes, skin, lungs and each body cell require a constant supply of oxygen and water in order to thrive. In other words, they all need to breathe. Without oxygen and water vapor (humidity), life as we know it could not exist. Our bodies need the breath of life!

Our visual health, according to Kleyne, depends on hydrating a thin film of water (the “tear film”) that refracts light, absorbs oxygen and keeps ocular tissue alive and moist. Dry air – which is air that is either polluted or has low humidity (water content) – can and often does cause a depletion of water in the eyes through the process of evaporation. This condition of evaporated water in the eyes is called “dry eye.” In our rapidly changing climate and our warming and drying global atmosphere, dry eye has become a crisis that threatens vision, productivity and health in every country on earth. Air pollution also contributes to the dry eye epidemic; so does dry indoor air from forced-air heating and cooling and insulated walls and windows. Universal use of computers also contributes. Nearly 100% of people who use computers more than two hours a day also experience occasional dry eye symptoms.

Kleyne, whose research in water and new water technology has earned the respect of scientists, educators, researchers and medical professionals around the world, has created Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® for dry eye symptoms. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® contains Trade Secret tissue culture grade water that is pure and fresh. It is applied to the eye in the form of a patented micron-size mist via a personal, portable hand-held humidifier. “Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®,” says Kleyne, “is now empowering everyone in the world, whether they live in Nebraska, Egypt, China’s industrial heartland or a remote village in Kenya, to carry clean, moist, all-natural, unpolluted, 100% safe humidity in their pocket or purse, and to easily apply it to their dry and dehydrated eyes any time they choose.” This is nothing less than possessing personal humidity at your fingertips.

The benefits of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® are many. The product is easy to apply. It requires no head tilting or holding eyelids open. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is a mist, not eye drops that can flood the tear film and may contain potentially allergenic chemicals and preservatives. There is no inconvenient eye dropper. Unused contents remain sterile inside a sealed unit and the product has a four-year shelf life.

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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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Sharon Kleyne Warning: Polluted Humidity Causes Sickness

Sharon Kleyne Attacks Contaminated Water Vapor. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Says Polluted Humidity Worse in Fall and Winter.

It’s no secret that breathing polluted air can make us sick and can lead to long-term health problems. But water advocate Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, warns of a potentially even greater danger—the effect of pollution on the air’s natural humidity – the invisible, suspended water vapor droplets that create weather and allow people and all other life to breathe the water-rich air we need to stay alive. This relationship between humidity, air pollution and dehydration has long been a major focus of Sharon Kleyne’s scientific research.

At Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Kleyne’s water research center has developed Natures Tears® EyeMist®, the company’s global signature product for dry eye disease and dry skin. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne also hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.

According to Sharon Kleyne’s research, in many areas of the country, autumn and winter generate more rain and moister air. In addition, colder air moving in at night, in autumn and winter, increases the possibility of the formation of an “inversion layer”. In an “inversion layer”, nighttime cold air traps and concentrates the warmer, more humid and more contaminated daytime air underneath.    

Sharon Kleyne’s research indicates that direct absorption of water vapor droplets from the air constitutes a significant percentage of the body’s total water intake. The more humid and cleaner the air, Kleyne explains, the more direct surface absorption will occur. Conversely, evaporating water may also be lost through the body’s surface if the humidity is too low or the air’s water vapor/humidity content is overly contaminated.

Sharon Kleyne cites BJ Mason’s The Physics of Clouds (Oxford, 2010) to show that airborne particulate matter, whether naturally occurring or human-made, tends to attract and accumulate the minute water droplets entering the air as evaporated or “gasified” water. Kleyne’s own research suggests that particulate matter begins attracting water vapor droplets almost immediately. ”If the air is contaminated,” says Kleyne, “the humidity will also be contaminated.”  

According to Sharon Kleyne, sulfur dioxide and carbon black, two common pollutants, are particularly nasty when combined with water vapor. Pollutants such as sulfur dioxide can chemically alter the water so that it is less beneficial when it lands on the body surface. Also, carbon black soot, fly ash and other pollutants are desiccants that have a dehydrating effect when they land on the body or lungs, interfering with the body’s surface absorption of water vapor. More natural airborne particulates tend to be less dehydrating.

Sharon Kleyne advocates far more research into the relationship between humidity, dehydration and air pollution. No matter what the results of this research, she also advocates reducing the amount of pollution released into the air. Kleyne continues to advocate drinking eight to ten full glasses of pure fresh water each day and to drink a whole glass at a time.