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Sharon Kleyne Talks about Dry Eye Education, Dry Eye Products and Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, as heard on Apple iTunes, World Talk Radio, Voice America and Green Talk Network and Amazon.com.
Nearly everyone who regularly uses a computer experiences occupational computer eye strain symptoms. Dry eye and computer eye strain (also called computer dry eye) are a growing health crisis caused by a combination of computers, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and increasingly dry air. The phrase “dry eyes” is Googled, on average, 246,000 times a month.
As part of Sharon Kleyne’s interest in water and health, the creator of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show and the product Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® has been researching the latest recommendations for prevention of dry eye and computer eye strain.
“Dry eye,” Mrs. Kleyne explains, “is the number one reason for United States eye doctor visits. Dry eye symptoms such as eye fatigue and blurred vision could lead to severe dry eye, corneal ulceration, impaired vision, lost productivity and blindness. The solution is education ”
Everyone who works daily at a computer, according to Shaorn Kleyne, should think about the following questions.
*Do you work at a computer all day and again at night?
*Do you drink enough water a day?
*Do you keep an eye mist such as Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® near your computer and apply it frequently?
*Are you proactive in keeping eyes, and the air around your desk, moist and humid?
*Do you keep eye drops beside your computer, use them frequently and worry about exceeding the recommended daily dosage?
*Do you work in an office with forced-air heating and cooling, fluorescent lighting and sealed windows?
*Is the air outside your office polluted?
*Do your eyes feel good in the morning but bother you later in the day?
*Do you get enough sleep?
*Are you constantly stressed and rushed?
*Do you get sleepy during the day?
*Do you drink coffee, smoke or eat sugar snacks while working?
*Is your productivity and attention span decreasing?
*Do your shoulders or neck get sore when you sit at the computer? Do you get frequent headaches or allergies?
*Are you overweight or gaining weight?
*How often do you eat dark green leafy vegetables? What about carrots? Do you eat fish regularly or take omega-3 supplements?
*How often do you take long, soaking baths?
*Are there anti-stress activities in your daily routine? How often to you take work breaks? How often do you rest your eyes?
*Are you bothered by screen glare? Have you positioned your computer to reduce glare? From your chair, do you look up, down or straight across at the screen?
Some of the above questions (such as “do you drink coffee”) suggest possible measures for proactive prevention. Others do not. Mrs. Kleyne has made numerous discoveries regarding computer eye strain, dry eye, lifestyle, water, health and nutrition and shares them in Part Two of this Two Part Series.
The only all-natural pH balanced eye mist designed to soothe dry eye and computer eye strain is Nature’s Tears EyeMist, sponsor of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Nature’s Tears EyeMist is available on http://www.Amazon.com under “Eye and Health Care,” and “Computer Accessories.”
Listen to the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Mondays, 10 a.m., PST/PDT. The syndicated show is heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes. Go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com for summaries and replays of past shows. Also visit http://www.naturestears.com, http://whatistheeye.wordpress.com, “Nature’s Tears EyeMist” on Facebook and “Bio-Logic Aqua” on Twitter.
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The UVA and UVB components of sunlight may cause skin dehydration, sunburn, collagen damage and DNA damage
Sunshine is a wonderful thing. In plants, it stimulates green chlorophyll to produce free oxygen, enabling us to breathe. Sunshine invigorates, energizes and causes the skin to produce Vitamin D, the “Sunshine Vitamin.” Of course, sunshine can also give you a painful sunburn.
The primary “bad factor” in sunlight is ultraviolet (UV) light. UV is the component of sunlight that causes skin dehydration, sunburn, collagen damage, DNA damage and skin cancers such as melanoma. Education about UV light, combined with a few simple skin care precautions, can significantly affect skin (and eye) health.
Ultraviolet light is light with a wavelength just a little too short to fall within the visible spectrum (100 to 400 nanometers). Compare this to infrared light, which has a wavelength just a little too long to fall within in visible spectrum (700 to 3,000 nanometers).
Facts about UV light:
- Earth’s ozone layer filters out 98% of UV rays. Of the UV radiation that gets through, 98% is Ultraviolet-A (UVA).
- (UVA) has a wavelength of 400 to 315 nanometers (visible violet light has a wavelength of 400 to 500 nanometers).
- UVA does not cause sunburn but can cause skin drying, collagen damage and rapid aging.
- UVB has a wavelength of 315 to 280 nanometers.
- UVB causes sunburn and DNA damage that can lead to skin cancers such as melanoma.
- On the positive side, UVB stimulates the production of Vitamin D and melanin (melanin helps block UV rays).
- UVC has a wavelength of 280 to 100 nanometers and is used to kill bacteria.
- UVC can be extremely damaging to skin. You are most likely to encounter UVC at high elevations and in ozone depleted areas such as Antarctica.
Minimizing UV exposure:
- Well hydrated skin, containing adequate water, is more resistant to the harmful effects of UVA and UVB than dehydrated skin (dry skin), with not enough water. Dry air, air pollution, forced-air heating and cooling and insulated walls and windows also contribute to dry skin.
- Sunscreen, which blocks UV light, is recommended for facial skin anytime you go outside in sunlight, no matter what the season.
- Sunscreen is most effective if the skin underneath is well hydrated. In addition to blocking UV rays, the lotion in sunscreen acts as a sealer to help the skin retain water.
- The darker your skin, the higher the melanin component, the more resistant your skin is to UV rays.
- As a sunburn heals, it temporarily stimulates melanin production (tanning).
- Natural fabrics with a tight weave are effective in blocking UV rays. As with sunscreens, different fabrics and weaves have specific SPFs (solar protection factors).
- A hat, sunglasses and long sleeves also offer important UV protection in sunlight.
To make sure your skin (and eyes) contain adequate moisture, drink at least eight glasses of pure water (in addition to coffee, tea, soda or juice) per day. Also, bathe often, keep your windows open when possible. Finally, for dry skin and dry eyes, get into a daily habit of frequent facial and eye misting with Nature’s Tears EyeMist or Nature’s Mist Face of the Water, hand-held water therapy devices from Bio-Logic Aqua Research.
Wikipedia (“Ultraviolet Light”)
“Ultraviolet (UV) Protective Clothing,” Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water. June 23, 2008
“Sun Safety to Prevent melanoma,” Sharon Kleyne Hour – Power of Water. August 31, 2009
Obtaining Maximum Benefit for Dry Eye Symptoms
Recent discoveries by Bio-Logic Aqua Research have resulted in Nature’s Tears EyeMist, the first all-natural, pH balanced water mist product to soothe dry eye symptoms. Correctly application of the eye mist is important for maximum benefit.
Benefits of eye misting.
- Instantly soothes dry irritated eyes.
- Convenient and easy to apply (even if your hand is unsteady).
- No touching of eyelids, tilting back of the head or aiming the dropper.
- Supplies only the amount of water needed by the eyes.
- Does not flood tear film or interfere with the natural tear film structure.
- Moisturizes contact lenses without removing lenses.
- Soothes computer eye strain (also called “Computer Vision Syndrome” or CVS).
- No additives, chemicals, preservatives or propellants.
- Will not “run” eye make-up.
The most common application error is attempting to apply the eye mist as though it was an eye drop, by aiming it directly into the eyes. This can flood the eyes and lessen some of the benefits. The objective of eye misting is to create a swirl of moisture around the face, like humid air, from which the eyes absorb as much water as they need. Brief blinking is OK.
- With eyes open, point the nozzle of the eye mist canister towards the side of your face, next to the eyes (if you point the nozzle directly at the eyes, there could be a reflex to pull away and close the eyes).
- Press the top of the canister to release the eye mist.
- Move the eye mist canister across face, 8 to 12 inches from eyes, in a one-to-two-second sweep. Do not mist directly into eyes.