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Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research and water advocate, was recently interviewed about eye care and dry eye.
According to Mrs. Kleyne, when dry eye symptoms are experienced the initial steps should always be to make sure you drink enough water and are eating eye healthy foods. Mrs. Kleyne also noted that the delicate tear film covering the eyes’ exposed portions is 99% water.
It is Mrs. Kleyne’s opinion that the importance of water in medical treatments is overlooked, especially in the eye care field.
“From the moment of birth,” says Mrs. Kleyne, “when an infant first opens its eyes to the world, the body begins losing water, beginning with the eyes. Further research may discover that because eyes are closely connected to the brain, tear film dehydration could cause anxiety, stress and depression.”
Mrs. Kleyne believes that eye hydration – the addition of natural water to the tear film – is systematically overlooked in dry eye treatment around the world. She notes that on the majority of websites dealing with dry eye and computer eye strain, there is no mention of natural tear film moisture supplementation. Mrs. Kleyne advocates drinking eight to ten glasses of water per day, to meet the basic nutritional requirements for eye and body health.
Also important are eye-healthy foods such as dark green leafy vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids. Sleep is vital because tear film water is restored while you sleep. Knowing how to protect the tear film in high risk situations such as wind, extreme heat or cold, solar radiation, extensive computer use, sports participation, fluorescent lighting, exposure to forced-air heating and cooling, etc., is also critical.
The only all-natural, all-water, hand-held eye humidifying device with the patented technology to supplement natural tear film water, is Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® from Bio-Logic Aqua Research. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is available at http://www.BioLogicAqua.com, Amazon.com, drugstore.com and selected drugstores nationwide.
Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research and Host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Talk Show, recently interviewed Lee Down, a Safety Expert with Western Safety. Western Safety designs and maintains safety and first aid programs for industrial clients and constantly evaluates new and innovative safety products.
Western Safety is the only Canadian distributor of Bio Med Wash, a Bio Logic Aqua Research product for emergency first aid and eye injuries. Bio Med Wash contains an all-natural sterile water spray expelled from a sealed, pressurized, hand-held container. The spray has been found to flush out irritants more quickly and naturally than other emergency eye wash systems.
According to Lee Down, “Bio Med Wash doesn’t cause blurred vision or discomfort, can be applied while walking or running and may be safely handed off to other individuals without compromising sterility.”
He also stated that because Bio Med Wash® is faster and more comfortable to apply, workers are more likely to use it for eye discomfort and minor eye injuries.
Bio Med Wash® is also one of the most affordable and easy to install emergency first aid products.
Lee Down reported that at industrial sites where Bio Med Wash® is readily available, eye injuries and the cost per injury go down. This includes Canadian oil fields and mines, and numerous factories.
Lee Down and Sharon Kleyne agree that Bio Med Wash® is an important new emergency first aid alternative for eye injuries that has saved vision and lives. To learn more about Bio Med Wash® and see a demonstration, go to http://www.BioMedWashCanada.com.
I have given a sample of Nature’s Tears EyeMist, from Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies, to 10 to 15 patients a day for the last nine years. All these patients had come to my ophthalmology office with complaints of dry, burning or irritated eyes and/or blurring or tearing while reading or using computers. The mist was given out along with a sample of artificial tear drops from various manufacturers. I am an enthusiastic investor in, and Medical Director of, Bio-Logic Aqua Technologies because of the feedback from these patients.
To understand this feedback, one must realize that when addressing the very common complaints of burning, blurring, tearing, and irritated eyes, we are primarily treating subjective patient complaints and not objective ocular surface disease. These complaints are often the only reason that the patient called for an appointment.
All patients were given a sample of artificial tear drops with their mist sample and many had tried one of more conventional products in the past, so much of the feedback was in comparison to the myriad of other products on the market. The most remarkable result of this informal sampling survey was patient enthusiasm. Feedback on all other drop, ointment, eyewash and nutritional supplement products for dry eye has always been lukewarm at best: “Better than nothing,” “helps for a little while,” “or “doesn’t help.” Nature’s Tears EyeMist inspired such comments as, “I love that stuff” or “it’s better than all the other products”.
Contributing to this patient enthusiasm is the absence of burning, stinging, and blurring. All chemically compounded artificial tears cause these problems in certain patients due to the thickening polymers and chemical nature of these products. Because Natures Tears Eye Mist is not a compounded product and contains only water, water pure enough to serve as a superior base for tissue culture media, this product cannot and does not cause burning, stinging, and blurring.
Prior to the introduction of this product, I never had an enthusiastic response to any dry eye product. Ophthalmologists and optometrists had been hoping for a better product because these unhappy patients are a several times a day reality in our practices.
Besides patient enthusiasm for the relief of symptoms offered by the mist, convenience of administration must be considered. One cannot safely instill artificial tear drops while driving on a busy freeway but misting in this situation is easy and not dangerous. None of the drops or ointment products offers the possibility of frequent, convenient dosing, and frequent dosing is the key to relief in many patients.
Please note that Nature’s Tears EyeMist was offered to patients in addition to conventional products, not as a sole alternative. Many patients ultimately used both drops and mist in a way that maximized their relief. The polymer or gum component in drops results in a longer duration of relief and the mist is quick, easy and effective between drops. I have found that Nature’s Tears EyeMist is an important complement to, and not a replacement for the other products on the market.
Experience with this product will show that while there are a few patients who can’t or won’t mist their eyes, the enthusiastic response of many others demonstrates that the market potential for Nature’s Tears EyeMist is huge. No other product generates so much patient enthusiasm and no other product is as frequently described as “the most effective product available.”
– Philip Y. Paden, MD
Your eyes are protected by a structure called the tear film. The tear film is 99% water, and can become dehydrated through pollution and a dry global environment. To protect and care for the tear film, it is important to know how the tear film is structured.
There are three layers of the tear film:
1. Lipid layer. The lipid layer is the top layer of the tear film and consists of a thin film of fatty oils that lubricate the eyelid, help protect the eye from airborne particles, and slow evaporation of water from the aqueous layer.
2. Aqueous layer. The aqueous layer is the middle, and thickest, tear film layer, and contains the vast majority of its water. It also contains electrolyte, beneficial proteins and enzymes, and bacteria-fighting antibodies.
3. Mucin layer. The mucin layer is the bottom layer and glues the tear film to the ocular surface.
It’s important to keep the eyes hydrated for tear film and vision health. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is a specially formulated all-natural eye mist that supplies the eye with needed moisture while not flooding the tear film.
Loss of moisture in the tear film can result in dry eye, which is the #1 reason for eye doctor visits in the United States.
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BIO MED WASH® all-natural, sterile first aid wash for cuts and lacerations, is the first product that replaces saline solution for washing abrasions and lacerations (saline is still preferred for deep intramuscular cuts). The product is invaluable in the initial washing of skin that has come in contact with irritating chemicals such as gasoline, pepper spray, tear gas or plant toxins; and the washing of eyes irritated by foreign particles, heavy smoke, dust or perspiration.
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