Influenza Can Lead To Dry Eye Says Sharon Kleyne

Sharon Kleyne Encourages Proactive Eye Care Before Flu Season. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Soothes Dry Eye Symptoms.

Fall has arrived and with it comes influenza—the threat of the flu. Respected international researcher and educator Sharon Kleyne is well aware of the flu’s annual appearance and she warns that the eyes are open windows and doors for flu and cold viruses and bacteria. Taking care of one’s eyes, Kleyne believes, can and will help one to avoid illness. Kleyne knows that when you get the flu you are going to have to deal with fever and nausea, yet it is also important to take care of your eyes, too.

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®, teaches that the water in our eyes and skin is the first line of defense against the invasion of disease. That’s why doctors tell sick people to “drink plenty of water.” When a person becomes ill, the body, eyes and skin lose water and become dehydrated. Dehydration symptoms frequently begin at common disease entry points such as the eyes and mouth. Kleyne knows that common eye complaints at the onset of the flu and after, such as itching, burning, redness and watery eyes, are identical to the most common complaints accompanying dry eye disease.

Watery eyes, Kleyne explains, are a standard symptom of dry eye. They occur, in a dry eye patient, as a result of “reflex tearing” as the eyes’ attempt to compensate for the loss of water via evaporation in the basal tear film. It is especially important to keep the eyes’ protective tear film, which is naturally 99 percent water, well hydrated. It’s ironic that winter may be the most challenging time of year to maintain a healthy tear film because more time is spent indoors where the air is drier and contains more bacteria.

Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, also recommends, for convenient and all-natural relief of dry eye symptoms a soothing, all-natural, pH balanced fresh water mist, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Containing Trade Secret tissue culture grade pure water and delivered to the eye as a patented micron-size mist from a personal, hand-held portable humidifier, Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® supplements the tear film’s diminished water content, alleviates tear film dehydration and relieves dry eye complaints.

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Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so to hydrate the eyes and skin? What’s the verdict? Have you tried Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® for dry skin and cosmetics and Bio Med Wash® emergency first aid and eye wash? We would enjoy your reactions and stories.

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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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Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so to hydrate the eyes and skin? What’s the verdict? We would enjoy your reactions and stories.

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

Please visit http://www.biologicaqua.com/ for more information about the new water research technology and a new Water Life Science® experience that awaits you.

Excessive Evaporation Causes Dry Eye Disease

Water Advocate Kleyne Fights Dehydration of the Eyes. Eyes Must Be Supplemented with Pure Water Says Water Researcher Kleyne.

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® founder, Sharon Kleyne, has spent more than two decades educating others about dehydration and dry eye disease. Her internationally respected research has led to breakthroughs in the relief of dry eye and understanding the role excessive evaporation plays in a host of illnesses and diseases.

Evaporation is the change in the structure of water from a liquid state into a vapor or gaseous state. All liquid and frozen water evaporates. However, environmental factors such as dry air and warm temperatures accelerate the evaporation process. Evaporation of body water vapor into the atmosphere occurs constantly for all living things. As a result, the objective of living organisms is to slow down the evaporation process by supplementing the lost body water vapor with pure, fresh water. When the rate of water evaporation exceeds the organism’s ability to replace the water, death will eventually occur. You and any other living organism whose body water vapor content has dropped below the optimal level required to maintain healthy body functions is considered dehydrated.

Sharon Kleyne and research center colleagues at Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® have discovered that dry eye is a dehydration disease resulting from accelerated evaporation. The specific role of evaporation in dry eye is explained in the accompanying excerpts from Tear Film and the Treatment of Dry eye Disease, by William D. Mathers, M.D., a continuing education course for pharmacists sponsored by RxSchool.com and Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®. The sections in the book on misting and evaporation were based on unpublished research conducted by Dr. Mathers at Oregon Health and Sciences University – Casey Eye Institute.

Role of evaporation in tear film maintenance

All liquid-to-gas interfaces, according to Dr. Mathers, have a vapor pressure that is temperature dependent and controls the rate of the liquid-to-gas transition. Water, therefore, evaporates into the air until the vapor pressure equilibrates and the air is saturated. This is achieved only when the humidity reaches 100%, which rarely occurs. The surface of the eye (which is 99% water) is subject to evaporative loss that would include the total normal tear production if the surface were not protected by the lipid (oil) layer. A normal lipid layer reduces evaporation extremely effectively, by 95%, and keeps the eye wet.

Measuring evaporation

Evaporation from the ocular surface, Dr. Mathers explains, can be measured by isolating the air around the eye and monitoring the rise in relative humidity. Evaporation will cause the humidity to rise and the rate of rise reflects the evaporation rate. The normal rate of evaporation from the surface of the eye is 15 x 10-2 grams/cm2/second. This was determined from Dr. Mathers’ work, but there has been reasonable agreement between most research groups that have investigated evaporation. A normal tear film evaporation rate is the equivalent of 0.15 microliters per minute. This amounts to 36% of the combined total of tear flow and evaporation in a normal subject, by Dr. Mathers’ estimation. The normal eye loses a relatively small amount to evaporation.

Evaporative dry eye

Evaporation is an important cause of dry eye for two reasons:

1. Some environments are very dry such as deserts, winter air heated to room temperature and airline cabins. Liquid water is most likely to evaporate in the presence of dry air, warm temperatures and wind.

2. Evaporation rates can increase dramatically in some subjects with meibomian gland dysfunction (which produces the lipid layer).

The surface of the eye would quickly dry out were it not for the protective effect of the lipid layer that reduces evaporation. In the normal eye, only a small percentage of tear production evaporates, but in dry eye this can increase to include nearly the total amount produced. Subjects with dry eye that have had both upper and lower punctum occluded usually do not suffer from epiphora (tearing) because all their tears either evaporate or are absorbed by the conjunctiva.

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®, wants everyone to take the time to understand these facts shared by Dr. Mathers. Vision is a precious gift. All of us need to be proactive about our ocular health and we need to know the facts in order to do that well.

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How much of this information did you already know about dry eye disease? What steps have you taken to take care of and improve your eye health? you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or known someone who has done so to hydrate the eyes? What’s the verdict?

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Southern California Water Crisis A Grim Warning To Rest Of Country Says Sharon Kleyne

Water Advocate Kleyne Says Don’t Play Politics with Water. Kleyne & Orange County Water District Manager Call for Better Water Education.

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has earned her reputation as an international expert in the study of dehydration of the earth’s atmosphere and the body’s water vapor. She is also constantly teaching people about the world’s current water crisis and international hotspots.

One such hotspot is California, where Kleyne believes politics got in the way of common sense and greatly contributed to creating the brutal drought conditions that plagued the state for three-plus years. “The original Governor Brown (Edmund G. “Pat” Brown) oversaw the construction of the aqueducts that brought essential water to farmers throughout the state. But a few years ago, according to Kleyne, many of these aqueducts were closed in order to save an endangered fish. The fish were saved, but vast tracts of farmland withered and died. Kleyne believes that this constitutes malfeasance of the greatest kind. She hopes that sanity prevails once again and the aqueducts and canals are opened once more to the farmers and farmland that need the water most.

Though the killer drought continues to ravish parts of the state, some Californians are breathing sighs of relief. Sudden rainfall and melting of record snowpack have brought blessed relief to some parts of the Golden State, including Orange County. Mike Markus, General Manager of the Orange County Water District (www.ocwd.com ), is a California native who grew up in Orange County. He said that the influx of new water has replenished the county groundwater basin, which is the county’s largest source of drinking water. The basin—270 square miles in size—delivers approximately 75% of the water supply to 2.4 million residents in north and central Orange County. Markus emphasized that his district does a great job educating people about where their water comes from. Marcus is especially proud of one outreach program, the Children’s Water Education Festival, which is a highly successful two-day event attracting thousands of people to talks and interactive displays.

Water advocate 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®, also encourages people to become better educated about water and their own health. “Too many people are dismissive about our water problems. They say ‘oh, it’s only water’. Well, you might just as well say, ‘it’s only life’. Believe me,” said Kleyne, “we have run out of wiggle room on this issue. If the global water crisis gets much worse, we’ll have to contend with billions of people whose health will have suffered because they’re dehydrated. At the same time,” Kleyne added, “over-evaporation of earth’s water vapor will severely compromise the air we breathe.”

Kleyne praised Markus and his Orange County Water District for keeping drinking water safe for millions of people, for doing so much to expand education opportunities in water and developing new technology for smarter water use.

As an example of new water technology, Markus shared that the Orange County District has come to rely more and more on recycled water, specifically waste water that is, after an advanced filtration process, converted into distilled water. Orange County’s is the first facility to use reverse osmosis in this process. “People have a right to clean, healthy water,” Markus concluded. “We have the technology and we have the experience. Now we need the commitment from elected officials to invest in water and water education for everybody.”

Global Water Crisis Has Water Advocate Kleyne’s Attention

Fresh Water Shortages Threaten Populations Everywhere. Sharon Kleyne Encourages New Water Technology & Education about Water Issues.

Did you know that more than 2 billion people worldwide go through every day of their lives drinking and using contaminated water? You would never do that, right? Well, international educator and researcher Sharon Kleyne wonders if that’s really true. As she points out, suppose you simply cannot get fresh water. Without water, you die. So, what would you really do? Kleyne believes you would opt for the contaminated water.

Of course, 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®, finds this situation abhorrent. Kleyne and others believe it is terrible that in some countries, women walk four hours a day with huge clay jugs balanced on their heads in order to fetch and convey fresh water to their families and villages. “The global fresh water crisis we face,” said Kleyne, “is epic in its proportions.”

For more than two decades, Kleyne’s research and new water technology discoveries at the company she founded, Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, have won her international laurels as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne says, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death.” Kleyne teaches that the way to live and prolong a healthy life is to regularly supplement and replenish body water vapor lost to evaporation with fresh, pure water. Kleyne also urges people globally to commit to being more proactive about their health by learning all that they can about fresh water. Kleyne wants everyone to know how to get fresh water and how to protect fresh water. “It’s not impossible,” says Kleyne, “but it will require new water technology, a long-term commitment, even unto eternity, and some wise assistance,”

Kleyne calls on the United Nations and government leaders everywhere to commit to supporting and paying for new water infrastructure that will save the water that currently runs off to the oceans. New water infrastructure will also maintain clean water supplies and build up aquifers, some of which are in danger of going dry from overuse. “There’s no secret,” Kleyne says, “to maintaining excellent health. One must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor.”

Kleyne also hopes that people on earth will break the bad and potentially lethal habit of taking fresh, clean water for granted. “Just as the eyes and skin suffer from excess evaporation, so does earth’s atmosphere as well as fresh water supplies and outlets,” Kleyne says. At the moment, Kleyne reveals, several regions in Africa and some Southeast Asian locales are the places on earth that are most in need of fresh water. “I am committed to educating people around the world every day about the growing global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor,” Kleyne says.

Kleyne is convinced that more education and water research will lead to new technology discoveries that will save billions of lives and the earth itself. “We will learn what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle,” Kleyne concludes.

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Computer Vision Syndrome Can Trigger Dry Eye Disease

Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Soothes Computer Eyes & Socks Dry Eye Disease. Radio Host Sharon Kleyne Warns Against Excessive Computer Use.

There is no denying that computers have changed the world forever. Not only have they brought people closer together, they have also made it possible to share more information and make more discoveries than ever before. Unfortunately, computers have also done damage on a wide scale to human eyes that stare for hours every day into a computer’s radiation gaze.

According to 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® and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, computer vision syndrome affects more than 90% of people who spend three or more hours a day at their computers. This vast number of Geeks and casual computer users suffer from headaches, sore necks, blurred vision, chronic eye pain and Dry Eye Syndrome (DES).

All of these afflictions are bad enough, but Dry Eye Syndrome is the number one threat to eye health and a leading precursor of blindness in the world. “Using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions reduces the effects of DES,” says Kleyne, “but they only act temporarily. In fact, in the long run they make matters worse, inflaming the eye by chemically evaporating even more of the eye’s natural water vapor.”

Kleyne has a few suggestions for dealing with Computer Vision Syndrome. She suggests closing one’s eyes for twenty seconds at least every half-hour and focusing on an object twenty feet away at least every twenty minutes. She also advocates elimination of bright overhead lighting and elimination of screen glare.

“Yet,” she adds, “the only proven, non-invasive aid for Dry Eye Syndrome is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®. Produced by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, Nature’sTears® EyeMist® consists of 100% Trade Secret, pure tissue culture grade fresh water delivered to the eyes, with no discomfort or irritation, by a hand-held, personal humidifier that emits a patented micron-size pure, pH balanced, 100% water mist for rehydrating eyes.” Kleyne recommends that computer users keep spray bottles of Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® near computer work stations whether at home, at work or at one’s favorite coffee shop. She also suggests carrying a bottle in the laptop bag when on the road. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is endorsed by more than 22,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide and was successfully test-marketed in more than 70,000 outlets including pharmacies, high-end retail outlets, first responders, police departments, hospitals, schools and the military.

“Computers are here forever,” says Kleyne, “but nothing can replace your precious eyes and eye sight.” Protect yourself from Computer Vision Syndrome with Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®.

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