I’m Not Crying, There’s Just Something in My Eye

There is nothing worse than dry, painful eyes.  Dry eyes are irritated by weather events such as smog, wind, bright sun, or hot and dry air.  Household occurrences such as the use of dehumidifiers, fans, or dirty air vents can cause irritations leading to dry eye.  Even open eye lids during sleep can cause the eyes to dry out or insufficient tear production.  Treatments for dry eyes are available for those suffering with dry eyes.

The symptoms of dry eyes can include:

  • redness
  • irritation
  • dryness
  • painful
  • blurry vision
  • foreign body sensation

Dry Eye Research

For those who suffer from dry eyes every year, their dry eyes may be due to seasonal environmental conditions.  In a study conducted by The Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica Foundation, researchers found that almost half of the patients surveyed reported that seasonal conditions like hot, dry summers or cold, windy winters “had a high impact on their DED (Dry Eye Disease) symptoms.”

Nearly three out of four patients reported that wind was the most common weather condition that caused dry eyes with sunshine and heat running a close second and third.  Not only heat, but cold also aggravated eyes in over a third of patients.

Studies published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science states, “a temperature less than 30 degrees Celsius on the eye and eyelid could be the cause for the onset or worsening of the disorder.”  The study also showed that cold temperatures can cause the oily outermost layer of they eye called the meibum to become thick and stiff, unable to spread over the surface of the eye.  The meibum is needed to protect and lubricate the eye.

Dr. Igor Butovich of the Department of Ophthalmology and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center responds to outdoor conditions that cause dry eyes.  He states, “In outdoor conditions, the wind accelerates the drop in temperature of the ocular surface and the eyelids, thus the effect is even more pronounced…[The weather conditions seem] to be one of the major factors that cause dry eye to worsen in cold, windy weather such that it can affect even healthy people.”

Researchers were surprised to find that the meibum was very sensitive to temperature changes.  The eye surface needed to remain in a range of 89.6-93.2° Fahrenheit (32-34° Celsius) in order to remain fluid.  If the temperature changes to a even a few degrees below that mark, the meibum solidifies and plugs up the gland ducts responsible for keeping the eye moist.

Dry Eye Treatment Goals

The goal of dry eye relief is to maintain the quality of the thin film (meibum) to normal under all conditions.  Dr. Butovich comments, “In cold climate, anything that keeps eyes and eyelids warm should help meibum flow easier, and form and maintain a better tear film; in windy conditions, protection from the wind — for example, with eye goggles — should reduce the tear film evaporation.”

Keeping the temperature of the eye and eyelid at a stable range is they key to preventing dry eye.  Butovich strongly suggests to over-the-counter and prescription lubrication formulation scientists keep this in mind when designing any new eye or tear drop formulations.

Irritation of dry eye cause inflammation, and inflammation shuts down cell functions as a natural defense mechanism.  Reduce inflammation and restore, revitalize normal cell function is the basis of TheraLife Eye therapy.

Treatment for Dry Eyes

Along with over-the-counter remedies such as eye drops or salves to help the symptoms of dry eyes, the makers of TheraLife have developed a natural dry eye remedy to help dry eye relief that doesn’t just mask the symptoms of dry eyes, but helps the body to correct the imbalance of tear production.  By helping the body produce its own tears, there is no need for eye drops on a daily or hourly basis!

TheraLife Eye is a clinically proven, effective, natural remedy for dry eyes that reduces irritation and inflammation.  Eighty percent of first time users report that TheraLife Eye works for them!

If you are looking for a dry eye remedy that restores your eyes ability to produce tears, restore and revitalize tear secretion, look no further. TheraLife Eye is one of the natural home remedies for dry eyes.  Order TheraLife online and have an all natural, severe dry eye relief at your fingertips.

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