Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
An application of pure water still offers the best relief of dry eye complaints, says water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne. The statement was in response to media reports of new drugs for dry eye syndrome. While Kleyne supports these new medications, she continues to advocate pure water, applied to the eyes as a fine mist for dry eye prevention and symptomatic relief.
Sharon Kleyne is a water and health researcher and founder of product development center, Bio Logic Aqua Research. Natures Tears® EyeMist® is the company’s global signature product for dry eye and dry facial skin. As part of an ongoing commitment to educating the public about water and health, Kleyne hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
The new medications Kleyne notes, stimulate tear and lipid production to increase the amount of water in the tear film’s “aqueous” (water) and “lipid” (oil) layers. The tear film is 98% water, Kleyne explains, and the purpose of the microscopically thin lipid layer is to prevent the water from evaporating. Excessive tear film evaporation occurs when the air becomes too dry or polluted or the lipid producing meibomian glands in the eyelids malfunction.
Kleyne has discovered in her own research that when water evaporates, the salt, proteins and antibodies contained in the water do not evaporate. The over-concentration of salt causes symptoms such as itching and burning eyes. Discomfort is also caused by the reflexive production of inflammatory hormones when the tear film loses some of its water content.
For rapid absorption and instant, all-natural relief of dry eye symptoms, Kleyne advocates supplementing natural tear film moisture with an application of pure water. According to Kleyne, a pure, fresh water mist with no added ingredients may be safely applied as often as necessary. Kleyne’s research has found that when a fresh water mist is applied to the eyes immediately prior to the application of a formulated medication, the benefits of the medications are enhanced.