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Quick and simple tips for truckers, equipment operators and other Professional drivers, to reduce fatigue and protect vision.
It’s more common than you might realize, and it can be deadly. You’ve been on the road for three days straight, with not enough sleep, and the air-conditioner and diesel exhaust blasting your face and eyes. After a while, your lips and face get chapped, your neck and shoulders feel stiff, and your eyelids become so heavy you have to stop and grab some coffee. Even then, your eyes may continue to feel tired and burning. Because you’re on a tight schedule, you press on even though your eyes continue to bother you and you know you’re becoming a road hazard. There often just isn’t time, on the road, to adequately protect your eyes.
As you are probably aware, there are several things drivers can do to prevent or relieve tired, strained, irritated “Trucker’s Eyes” on a long distance trip. You’ll be pleased to learn that not all of them involve coffee or eyedrops, either. Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies Biomedical Research has developed a wealth of new information about caring for eyes and skin – the result of a decade of research into dry air and eye moisture. Even if you don’t follow these recommendations to the letter, you never know when the information might come in handy. It might even prevent an accident.
The number-one villain: Dehydration
Much of the discomfort that truckers experience while driving comes from dehydration (drying out) of the eyes, skin (especially the facial skin), and breathing passages. Alleviate the dryness and many of the the symptoms go away!
Dry irritated eyes.
Several environmental factors in the typical truck cabin can combine to cause a slight increase in the rate of moisture (water) evaporation from the TEAR FILM covering the eyes’ exposed surfaces. The tear film is amazingly complex even though it is only about five microns (millionths of a meter) thick. It doesn’t take much evaporation to cause problems. The tear film consists of:
Lipid layer. This topmost layer is comprised of a very thin film of fatty oil that lubricates the eyelid and slows moisture evaporation from the lower layers.
Aqueous layer. The middle and thickest layer contains the vast majority of the tear film’s moisture. This is where most moisture loss occurs. The layer also contains electrolytes, proteins and bacteria-fighting antibodies. It provides oxygenated water to allow the cornea to breathe.
Mucin layer. This bottom layer glues the tear film to the optical surface. The most physically irritating result of tear film moisture loss is an over-concentration of electrolyte (salt) and proteins in the aqueous layer. The results are itching, burning, eye-strain, fatigue and other symptoms. Lack of adequate tear film moisture is called, “dry eye,” “dry irritated eyes,” or “trucker’s dry eye.”
When the surrounding air humidity drops below 70%, skin moisture loss increases. The result can be dry skin, eyes and mouth (all signs that the body’s hydration system is out of balance). Skin dehydration shrinks blood capillaries making the skin appear dull, thin and pale.
Internal water is vitally important for the body to regulate, maintain and repair its various systems. Most water on earth is alkaline, and before the body sends water to the integument (skin), the body acidifies it because skin must maintain its acidity to protect against bacteria flora, which prefer alkaline environments.
Unfortunately, skin can lose water by “sensible perspiration” through sweat, or “insensible perspiration” through transepidermal water loss or “TEWL”. An external water source can be highly beneficial in restoring lost moisture to the skin. The shortest pathway from the skin’s surface into the dermis is through the hair follicle and sweat glands (pores). To enter, moisture must (a) be applied as a fine mist and (b) have a slightly acidic pH balance to penetrate the stratum corneum’s acid-mantle protection barrier.
Moisture Is Water!
Creams and lotions are not moisture, even when labeled as “moisturizers”. Moisture can certainly contain substances other than water, but as water diffuses into moisture, the dissolved minerals, contaminants, and pollutants, can remain suspended in the minute moisture droplets.
The Amazing Tear Film.
The ocular tear film the covers the exposed portion of the eye and is only four or five microns thick. When eyes become dry, the ultimate cause is usually moisture depletion in the tear film’s middle layer. This depletion can total no more than two to five nanoliters but those barely measurable quantities can make a huge difference. Replace those nanoliters and your eyes will feel much more comfortable.
The Eye Drop Dilemma.
How do you get two to five nanoliters of into the aqueous layer? You could use a very tiny eyedropper but it would be needle thin and not practical for safety reasons. The typical commercial eyedropper is much larger and blunt-ended. Its drops, however, contain ten to 40 times the volume of the entire tear film. Drops that large flood the tear film and wash away the overlying lipid (oil) layer, whose purpose is to slow moisture evaporation from the aqueous layer. Disrupting the lipid layer can make dry eyes even dryer.
The Mist Solution.
The “Mist Solution,” discovered by Nature’s Tears EyeMist, utilizes an ultra-fine mist instead of drops. The micron-droplets penetrate the overlying lipid layer much like vinegar penetrates salad oil: the oil parts, the water enters and the oil then reseals.
Using the right water is critical. Water for the eyes must be sterile and free from contaminants and pollution. It must be mostly free from salt, heavy metals, artificial formulations and potentially allergenic preservatives. It must contain minute quantities of beneficial minerals such as silicon, calcium and potassium. And it must have a pH (acid/alkaline) balance that is compatible with the tear film’s pH.
A word about salt:
Everyone knows that tears are salty, but exactly how salty they are can be critical. When the aqueous layer loses water to evaporation, the salt remains. It is this over-concentration of salt that causes discomfort. Discomfort is alleviated only when the salt concentration is diluted to normal levels. Adding salt to dry irritated eyes (salt is an ingredient in nearly all artificial tear products), cannot not possibly dilute the aqueous layer’s salt.
Nature’s Tears EyeMist – the First and Only!
Nature’s Tears EyeMist is the first and only product that utilizes a diffusion of ultra-pure, pH compatible water, with a mild and beneficial mineral content, free from preservatives and formulated chemicals. The water is “Bio-Logic Aqua tissue-culture grade water.” This unique water is applied to the eyes – using specially designed vaporizing technology – as an ultra-fine mist, to supply needed moisture, in nanoliter quantities, directly to the tear film’s aqueous layer.
“Tear Film and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease,” by William Mathers, MD. Bio-Logic Aqua Research, 2005.
GRANTS PASS, OR, September 04, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Worldwide, because of global warming, air pollution and population growth, the air we breathe is becoming dangerously and increasingly dry and unhealthy. Dry air and pollution can dehydrate (dry out) the eyes and lead to numerous diseases that are uncomfortable and could result in visual impairment or blindness. The skin is also extremely vulnerable to dry air.
Recent statistics confirm the dangers of dry air and pollution to the eyes and skin. The incidence of chronic dry eye, eye infections (conjunctivitis), glaucoma, dry skin, adult acne and skin cancers is a developing global health crisis. In the US, 100 cities are identified as “Dry Eye Hot Spots.” Worldwide, someone goes blind every five seconds.
In reaction to this global crisis, more and more individuals are seeking ways to proactively protect themselves on their own, through such personal items as lip balm, sunscreen, bottled water, protective clothing and all-natural personal humidifying eye mist.
It is now becoming clear that the effects of dry air extend far beyond the eyes and skin. A recent report in a major U.S. news publication stated that, “influenza spreads better in dry air” and that, “it may be worthwhile to add humidity to the air.”
Bio-Logic Aqua Research and Technology International of Grants Pass, Oregon, the only research company dedicated exclusively to water and health, has been monitoring this problem for many years and has developed an innovative solution with a breakthrough line of products that create a personal micro-environment of pure, moist, healthy “absolute humidity” around the eyes, facial skin and breathing passages.
The company’s signature product, Nature’s Tears EyeMist , is an all-natural, pH balanced, pure water dry eye moisturizing mist (patent pending) that is the only consumer product to provide an envelope of fresh, humid air with special properties for maximum penetration into a dehydrated tear film and facial skin. The company also has other personal, proactive environmental moisturizing products in development.
Nature’s Tears EyeMist is available nationwide at CVS and other fine drug stores. To order online or learn more, go to http://www.naturestears.com. To order direct, phone 1-800-FOR-MIST. Or ask your ophthalmologist or optometrist.
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