Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® Battles Over-Evaporation of the Tear Film with Just a Mist® & Water Life Science®. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Supplements & Replenishes the Over-Evaporated Tear Film.
Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) challenges more than 80 million Chinese every year. According to Sharon Kleyne, founder and research director of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, DES is made much worse by the over-evaporation of the eye’s tear film. “Evaporation is a natural process that begins at birth,” says Kleyne, “but healthy eyes require steady supplementation and replenishment with pure water.”
China’s infamous air pollution is well documented and also contributes to DES. Millions of citizens are plagued by dry eye symptoms such as itching, burning, swelling, dizziness, headaches and blurred vision. Making matters worse is the fact that as the population ages, DES incidents increase.
A 2014 major systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by The Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, both at The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University confirmed that DES (Dry Eye Syndrome) does indeed increase with age. For instance, the Shihpai Eye Study found that 33.7% of people aged 65 in Taiwan were symptomatic. Women were shown to be especially susceptible to DES by a ratio of 64 to 1 (64 women for every man). People with Type 2 diabetes were also more likely to suffer from DES. Other risk factors for DES include alcohol, smoking, allergies, contact lens wear, computer use and ocular and systemic medications. The study also highlighted regional differences. Western China and Northern China had many more cases of DES than Central, Eastern and Southern China. Harkening back to an earlier study which showed that there is a strong link between ultraviolet radiation and DES, the current study suggests that Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of Western China has high altitudes, long hours of sunlight and strong ultraviolet radiation that contributes to DES.
Kleyne, also the 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®, pointed to a disturbing finding three years ago that 17% of the Chinese population suffers from DES while today the number is closer to 25%. “Dry eye in China is out of control,” Kleyne says, “and so is blindness, which can occur as a result of unchecked dry eye conditions.”
Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is an invaluable asset in the rehabilitation of DES sufferers. It is easy to use and lacks side effects because it is pure Trade Secret tissue culture grade water without preservatives.
“Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device,” says Kleyne. “The device emits a pure, pH balanced water in a patented micron-size mist. It supplements the eye’s tear film. “With Natures Tears® EyeMist®,” Kleyne says, “irritated eyes are supplemented with pure water and that’s what dry eyes need. Eye drops provide temporary chemical relief,” Kleyne adds, “and eye drops can become addictive and even make the dry eye condition worse.” Why? Because eye drops only trap water on the eye’s tear film; eye drops do not supplement the tear film.”