Latest Recommendations from Sharon Kleyne on Computers, EyeMist and Dry Eye - Part Two
Host of Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water offers Education to Prevent Occupational Computer Eye Strain
Sharon Kleyne Talks about Dry Eye Education, Dry Eye Products and Nature's Tears® EyeMist®, on Apple iTunes, World Talk Radio, Voice America and Green Talk Network and Amazon.com
Computer eye strain.
Dry eye and computer eye strain (also called computer dry eye) are a growing global health crisis caused by increasingly dry and polluted indoor and outdoor air. It can also be caused by regular computer use (as little as two hours a day). Nearly everyone who uses a computer daily experiences occupational computer eye strain symptoms. That explains why the phrase "dry eyes" is Googled, on average, 246,000 times a month.
The only words connected with "dry" are searched more are :"skin" (660,000 times) and "ice" (350,000 times).
As part of Sharon Kleyne's water and health mission, 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 symptoms," Mrs. Kleyne explains, "are the number one complaint of United States eye doctor patients.. Even if the symptoms are not severe, they should always be taken seriously. Dry eye symptoms such as eye fatigue and blurred vision could lead to more severe dry eye, corneal ulceration, impaired vision, lost productivity and even blindness. The solutions is education and proactive prevention."
This is the second of a two part series on "computers, dry eye and computer eye strain." The first article listed a series of "red flags" to look for when using a computer, which could signal potential dry eye problems. This article offers specific recommendations for prevention.
According to Sharon Kleyne, most proactive measures to protect eyes, health and environment will improve eye moisture and prevent dry eye. For a more comprehensive list of "tips" to prevent all-natural moisture loss, alleviate computer eye strain and discover more about eye misting, visit www.naturestears.com.
Mrs. Kleyne recommends healthy lifestyle choices, common sense measures such as dimming the lights, raising your chair so you look slightly down at the monitor (forcing you to keep your eyes partially closed), and the use of an eye mist moisturizer.
She also recommends finding ways to keep the air in your workplace humid, taking breaks outdoors, making a conscious effort to blink more often, resting your eyes frequently and taking measures to reduce screen glare (flat screens are better than cathode tube screens).
The "20-20-20" rule suggests that every 20 minutes, you take a 20 second break and look at something at least 20 feet away.
Lifestyle and diet choices for eye health include drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day, getting plenty of sleep and exercise, stress reduction, and eating dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, arugula and kale) and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid sugar, coffee and alcohol while working.
Mrs. Kleyne does not recommended over-application of eye drops because they contain mostly artificial chemicals. Eye drops can flood and wash away the natural tear film, including lipids that seal in water and slow evaporation. Washing away lipids can actually make dry eye symptoms worse, especially if the drops are over-used. Always read and follow the label directions.
Nature's Tears EyeMist.
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 www.Amazon.com under "Eye and Health Care," and "Computer Accessories."
Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water.
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 www.SharonKleyneHour.com for summaries and replays of past shows. Also visit www.naturestears.com, whatistheeye.wordpress.com, "Nature's Tears EyeMist" on Facebook and "Bio-Logic Aqua" on Twitter.
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