3 Ways to Effectively Help Patients with Autoimmune Dry Eyes (A 2018 Case Study)

Sometimes dry eyes are just dry eyes.  Other times, they are a red flag for other, more severe diseases.  There is a proven link between dry eye disease (DED) and autoimmune disease (AD).  Being alerted to a patient’s overall health complications that may lead to DED can allow for a better overall diagnosis of DED and the most effective ways to treat it.

The Autoimmune diseases that give rise to dry eyes include, but not limited to Sjogren’s, RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Raynaud’s, Graves’ Disease, Graft vs Host Disease, Chemotherapy-induced dry eyes, and more.

Check for DED in Patients Who Don’t Complain of DED

What?  Why would anyone check for a disease if the patient does not complain of symptoms?  Because asymptomatic patients who are diagnosed with lupus, thyroid dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), or other autoimmune diseases often have had DED for so long that they don’t realize that their symptoms are actually symptoms of DED.  They may just believe that the discomfort and blurry vision is a normal occurrence.

However, if there is a significant risk factor associated with the patient, a few minutes in the chair to conduct an anterior segment exam can provide a lot of information with no additional cost to the patient.    Tear film quality and quantity, hyperemia, meibomian gland dysfunction, and ocular surface staining may lead to a follow-up visit for a complete dry eye workup.

Finally, screening patients early for DED may actually help patients who don’t have symptoms to save their vision.  Early detection for DED can keep a patient from permanent vision loss.

Performing a Through Case History, Physical Exam, and Ocular Exam

With nearly 20% of the population impacted by an autoimmune disease (AD), dry eye symptoms (DES) are on the rise.  Of those who suffer from AD, women make up 75% of the population. With the rising number, doctors should engage patients with both an existing diagnosis and any symptoms that may clue them into an untreated DES condition.  A through case history, physical examination, and ocular examination are vital in catching any DES that may have been overlooked.

  • Case History – The most critical component of a patient exam, the case history allows for an organized and complete check of the “systems”.  However, it does not provide all of the answers a doctor may need to make a complete and confident determination of DES.
  • Physical Examination – Optometrists are trained professionals who focus most of their attention on ocular diseases.  However, much can be learned from the total evaluation of a patient. Hands, posture, and even gait can reveal areas of concern that may have been overlooked by the patient.
  • Ocular Examination – There is a large group of patients who suffer from autoimmune diseases.  These patients often develop DED. Sjögren’s syndrome is a perfect example. However, other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma are not always recognized.

Living with, diagnosing, and treating an autoimmune disease is difficult.  Seeing patients as a whole person, rather than just focusing on the ocular conditions, is vital in providing the patient with the finest diagnosis and treatment options.

Autoimmune disease is difficult. It’s difficult to diagnose. It’s difficult to treat. And, it’s difficult for patients to live with day to day. Careful consideration of the patient as a whole rather than exclusively from an ocular perspective is critical to both making the diagnosis and providing the best treatment options.

TheraLife inc. located in northern California developed an all natural oral formula specifically to treat autoimmune dry eye diseases, especially Sjogren’s.  This formula helps reduce flares and restore normal balanced tears for sustainable dry eye relief.  TheraLife Eye capsules succeed where eye drops fail.

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Why Are My Eyes Dry at Night? 16 Symptoms of Dry Eyes & Treatment Options

Why Are My Eyes Dry at Night? 16 Symptoms of Dry Eyes & Treatment Options

The number of people complaining to their eye doctor of eyes that are either dry, burning, painful, or red has increased dramatically over the last few decades.  There are a number of reasons that eyes become dry: tear production (over or under), certain physical conditions, such as Autoimmune Sjogren’s disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or even menopause.  

In addition to the physical aspects that affect the eyes, there are many outside influences that can affect dry eyes:  the environment, modern conveniences, and even medicine (prescribed and over-the-counter) can add to this already painful condition.

Dr. Matthew Wade, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, recently shared a list of causes that can exacerbate dry eyes.

Tears Are the Eyes Defense

According to the American Optometric Association, the condition of dry eyes is caused when the eyes do not have enough “quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye.”  This is different from eyes drying out do to a particular incident, such as riding with the windows down. If after the event that caused the eyes to dry out, the eyes go back to comfortable and produce quality tears, then dry eye is not the cause.  

However, for millions of people all over the world, dry eye syndrome (DES) is a continuous problem that causes uncomfortable vision and may even lead to impaired vision if not treated.

Tears can be lost due to:

  • Eyes that do not produce enough tears
  • Tears evaporating too quickly
  • Eyelids that do not function correctly
  • An imbalance of water, oil, and mucus (the composition of tears)
  • Medical conditions
  • Environmental conditions
  • Medications
  • Eye surgery such as LASIK
  • Extended computer usage- Computer Vision Syndrome

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Just as there are a number of different reasons that eyes become dry, there are a number of symptoms, too.  Night time dry eye is a condition where the dry eyes symptoms become worse at night.

What causes night time dry eyes?

Events that occur during the day lead up to symptoms that worsen at night.  Such symptoms can affect vision, while others are physical.

Main reason for dry eye symptoms getting worse at night can be due to:

  • Low metabolism during sleep- delivering less blood and nutrients to the eyes.  Taking TheraLife Eye capsules right before bedtime will increase blood delivery during sleep and relief dry eye symptoms.  
  • Eye lids partially open – allowing tears to evaporate.  In this case, a moisture goggle or night time mask can be very helpful.

The eye surface is divided into three separate layers (outer oily layer, middle watery layer, and inner mucus layer) with each layer working together to help the eye focus.  When there is an imbalance between these three layers, a number of visual and physical symptoms can occur:

    • Out of focus vision hinders the ability to see near, far, or fine details.
    • Photophobia (sensitivity to light) occurs when the surface of the eye is dry and irregularities on the surface cause the light entering the eye to scatter which leads to intense discomfort.  Constant squinting can lead to headaches.
    • Nighttime driving, on the other hand, occurs when the darkness causes the pupils to dilate and allow more light into the eye.  When the surface is dry, the light is scattered and causes halos and glare from a light source. This can be especially dangerous when driving.
    • Many people describe foreign body sensation as having a piece of sand or grit in the eye.
    • Red eyes are caused when the blood vessels on the surface become enlarged.
    • Dry eye pain can range from mild to severe.  It can present on the eye surface, the eyelids, and even scalp.
    • Eye irritation symptoms, such as stinging, burning, and itching, occur on the eye surface and eyelids.
    • When eyes are watery, the delicate balance between the protective fluids on the eye surface become imbalanced and can actually cause dry eyes.
    • Heavy eyelids or tired eyes can be caused by dry eyes.
    • Staring at a computer screen, reading a book for hours, or even driving long distances can cause the eyes to blink less which increases tear evaporation.
    • Contact lenses can cause eye irritation and pain if left in for too long.
    • Some dry eye sufferers report an inability to cry, even when emotionally compelled to do so.  
    • Discharge from the eyes can be a result of too much mucus discharge on the surface of the eye.
    • According to, 20 percent of people experience sleeping with their eyes open known as nocturnal lagophthalmos.  This can lead to evaporation on the eye surface.
    • Hormonal changes cause women in menopause to experience dry eyes at a higher rate than their male counterparts.
    • LASIK surgery to correct poor vision creates corneal flaps that affect the nerves responsible for tear production and cause some patients to experience dry eyes.


Interestingly, all of the symptoms listed can cause nighttime dry eyes.  Although many of the causes of dry eyes occur during the day, it becomes more noticeable in the evening.

Additionally, all of the symptoms that lead to dry eyes can be eased or eliminated with TheraLife.  With an entire line of natural products, TheraLife provides dry eye relief through natural therapy.

Clinically proven to work for 80% of first time users, TheraLife Eye Enhanced is a proprietary blend of natural ingredients that allow the body to heal the eyes from the inside out.  The proprietary blend restores and revitalizes intracellularly the glands that secrete tears in order to allow the eyes to produce its own tears naturally.

Fish oil is known to benefit the eyes.  TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil is purified, and the lighter fractions of fish oil are collected.  Many other fish oil capsules do not use this process and mercury, PCB, and other contaminants are left behind.

By using TheraLife Eye Lid Cleaner, dirt, mites, and other irritants are removed from the eyelids and lash line.

Using the Elasto-gel hot compress during the day can provide relief for dry eyes.  When used at night, the mask not only provides relief, but can keep the eyelids closed during sleep.

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What Is the Connection Between Dry Eyes and Migraine Headaches? (A Case Study)

What Is the Connection Between Dry Eyes and Migraine Headaches? (A Case Study)


If you have noticed that dry eyes accompany a headache, you may not be alone.  

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can accompany an array of different symptoms, such as:

  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • A feeling of sand in the eye
  • Excessive tears
  • Discharge
  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Blurred Vision
  • Eyelids that feel heavy or tired
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Auras

In those who suffer migraines, sensitivity to light and auras often accompany a headache.

The Connection Between Migraines and Dry Eyes

In a recent publication by the National Institute of Health (NIH) revealed that there is a typical characteristic of an aura that was significantly higher in migraine sufferers with dry eye than those without.  In addition, migraine patients with dry eye also suffered from longer attack durations. So, the question arises: Do migraine headaches cause dry eyes or do dry eyes cause migraine headaches?

In another study, there was evidence to show that migraine headaches are related to dry eye disease.  In addition, dry eye syndrome may bring on some migraine attacks. Therefore, treating dry eyes may allow some migraine sufferers to stop a migraine from occurring.

Causes of Dry Eyes

Various factors can cause dry eyes such as environmental, physical, chemical, and medical.  All of these factors can disrupt the flow of tears and cause the eyes to become dry, red, and irritated.  Some common culprits of dry eyes are:

  • Windy, dry climates
  • High temperatures
  • Bright sunlight
  • Pollution
  • Air pollutants such as pollen, dust, or dander
  • Certain medications
  • Blue light from computer screens
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Eye hygiene routine (or lack thereof)

Most all of the causes of dry eye can be controlled to some degree.  For example, staying out of windy weather, limiting time on a computer, and limiting exposure to dust and dander are all positive actions you can take to decrease the amount of dryness to the eyes.  

Photophobia (Sensitivity to Light) and Dry Eyes

Sensitivity to light is the most common complaint of those who have dry eyes and suffer from migraine headaches.  Some people experience such sensitivity to light during a headache, they see auras. Even low light indoors is too much for a migraine sufferer, and dry eyes just exacerbate the problem.

Some people use over-the-counter (OTC) eyedrops to temporarily relieve dry eyes, but most OTC drops contain chemicals that restrict

However, the eyes need to be healthy in order to work correctly and there is an all-natural solution to dry eyes…TheraLife Eye.

The 100% Natural Solution to Dry Eyes is TheraLife

Don’t continue to suffer with sensitivity to light or headaches due to dry eyes.  Let TheraLife help. By allowing the eyes to produce healthy tears and without the aid of messy drops or dangerous chemicals, dry eye relief is now obtainable, naturally.  Artificial tears only mask the problem and do not solve the underlying issue of dry eyes.

TheraLife attacks the source of dry eyes:  underactive tear secretion. Whether a decrease in tears is caused from the environment, a medical condition, or even a medication, TheraLife can give your body the ability to produce its own natural healing tears.  Restore comfortable vision and end dry, painful, irritated eyes that may be leading to those headaches with TheraLife.

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife has a complete line of products to address the root cause of dry eyes.

The TheraLife Starter Kit contains 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye, 1 bottle of purified Fish Oil, 1 bottle of eyelid cleanser, and 1 warm compress.   

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What Is the Best Treatment for Swollen Eyes?

Whether caused by an eye infection, eye injury, or allergies, swollen eyes can be ugly and painful.  So, what is the best treatment for swollen eyes?

The cause of the swollen eyes must be determined in order to find the best course of treatment.  There are a few questions to ask in order to determine whether your swollen eyes are caused by an infection, injury, allergies, or something else.

What Causes Swollen Eyes?

  • Allergies Are swollen eyes caused by allergies?  The most common reason for swollen eyes, especially in the spring and fall, is allergies.  Eye allergies cause the immune system to overreact to an allergen such as pollen, dust, pet dander, and certain eye drops and the blood vessels to dilate and swell.  The cure for swollen blood vessels in the eyes is often an antihistamine that causes the blood vessels in the eyes to contract but leaves the eyes dry and sticky.
  • ConjunctivitisAre swollen eyes caused from conjunctivitis?  When the clear lining of the surface of the eye becomes inflamed, conjunctivitis or “pink eye” occurs.  Swollen eyelids, red, watery, and itchy eyes often accompany conjunctivitis caused by allergic, bacterial, or viral culprits.
  • StyesAre swollen eyes caused from a stye?  A stye is infectious. A stye is a swollen, red bump on the edge of an eyelid caused by inflammation of the meibomian gland.  The meibomian gland becomes blocked, and the oils produced from the gland cannot get to the surface of the eye which leads to swelling and eyes that are dry and sticky.
  • ChalazionAre swollen eyes caused from a chalazion?  Also caused from a blocked meibomian gland, a chalazion develops into a hard-sebaceous cyst. Unlike a stye, a chalazion is not infectious.
  • Eye injuryAre swollen eyes caused by some type of injury to the eye?  A black eye or any other trauma to the eye, such as cosmetic surgery, can cause the eyes to swell.
  • Blepharitis Are swollen eyes caused by inflammation of the eye lids- blepharitis?
  • Inflamed Eyelids – The culprit could be bacterial or from mites on eye lashes.  This infectious process result in a lot of inflammation, and when it is not under control, eye lids become irritated and swollen
  • Ocular Rosacea – Red Eyes often resulting from people who has facial rosacea.  This is a genetic disorder where a lot of inflammation from rosacea causes eye lid inflammation – therefore chronic blepharitis. In order to recover, both rosacea ocular rosacea, chronic dry eyes, blepharitis and MGD must be actively treated to prevent recurrence.   

Is There a Natural Way to Treat Swollen Eyelids?

Depending on the underlying cause, there are several natural remedies to treat swollen eyelids:

  • Proper eye lid hygiene – Keeping the eyelids and eyelashes clean and free of debris and tiny mites can keep the meibomian glands from becoming blocked.
  • Hot compress – A hot compress applied to the eyes can allow the blocked glands to loosen and allow the natural oils to flow freely.
  • Fish Oil – Known for being rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids that aid the body in replenishing docosahexaenoic and eicosatetraenoic acids that are found in the retina.
  • TheraLife Eye capsules – Treat dry eyes from within, not from the surface with like eye drops. This formula will restore your tear production so you get dry eye relief with your own tears.

Since most swollen eye problems occur due to the body’s reaction to pollen, dander, debris, or other factors that block the meibomian glands, keeping the eyes clean and healthy is the key to reducing swollen eyes.

The #1 Natural Solution

If you are looking for a natural way to treat your swollen eyelids, TheraLife has the solution to help restore normal eye functions and treats the symptoms of MGD, blepharitis, and dry eyes.  TheraLife is the leader in chronic dry eye relief. With an all-natural, proprietary blend of ingredients, TheraLife Eye Enhanced is doctor recommended and clinically proven to provide chronic dry eye relief in 80% of first-time users.  

The all-natural formula in TheraLife Eye Enhanced helps the body to restore the eyes’ own natural ability to produce healing tears from the inside out.

The TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit provides users everything needed to provide dry eye relief and reduce swollen and painful eyes.  Included in the starter kit:

  • 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced
  • 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • 1 bottle of eye lid cleanser
  • 1 hot compress

Especially recommended for Blepharitis/MGD dry eye sufferers, the starter kit contains all of the elements essential for finding lasting dry eye relief conveniently delivered in one package.  Try TheraLife today and begin your journey to natural dry eye relief.

Do You Have Spring Allergies or Dry Eyes?

During the spring, for those that have watery, itchy eyes, it may be hard to tell the difference between allergies and dry eye syndrome (DES), since both have similar symptoms.

Facts About Allergies

When the body’s immune system reacts to a foreign substance, such as pollen, an allergic reaction occurs.  A few allergy sufferers react so strongly that they may get a rash, break out in hives, have trouble breathing, or even suffer an asthma attack.

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for allergies.  Prevention and treatment make allergies manageable. With more than 50 million U.S. residents experiencing some type of allergic reaction every year, it is not wondered that allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in America and costs residents over $18 million per year in treatments.

Symptoms of Spring Allergies

Some common symptoms of allergies include:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Stinging or burning in or around the eyes
  • Runny nose and watery discharge from the eyes
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swollen eyelids

Pollen and mold are responsible for most allergies.  Others are allergic to animal dander or dust mites.

Indoor and Outdoor Allergies

There are two different types of allergies:  indoor and outdoor. Whether a person suffers from one or both, sinus swelling, seasonal allergies, hay fever, or nasal allergies are all common.  Triggers for outdoor allergies include tree, grass, and weed pollen, and mold spores; while indoor allergies are commonly caused by dust mites, cockroaches, and cat or dog dander.  Allergic rhinitis, often referred to as hay fever, affects 20 million adults and over 6 million children.

Conventional Treatment Options for Dry Eyes Due to Allergies

When a person suffers from allergies, the most common treatment prescribed is anti-histamines.  However, the cure for allergies causes the problem of dry eyes.

Another treatment option is decongestant eye drops.  These drops are applied directly to the surface of the eyes and cause the blood vessels in the eyes to constrict returning them from red to white.  However, eye drops do not address the cause of the problem, lead to dependency on the drops, and can even cause the eye to dry out.

Anti-inflammatory eye drops are yet another treatment option.  These drops come in a non-steroidal and steroidal version. The non-steroidal drops sooth allergy eyes, but do not address the underlying issue of dry eyes.  Steroidal drops have been known to increase inner eye pressure, which can lead to optic nerve damage, glaucoma, or even cataracts.

Facts About Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome (DES) occurs when the protective covering of tears that cover they eye’s surface are inadequate.  It is estimated that dry eye syndrome affects millions of adults in the U.S. with the number climbing every year.  Older adults and women have a higher chance of developing dry eyes.

A healthy eye is covered with lubricating basal tears.  Tears are made up of a mixture of oils, water, mucus, and thousands of different proteins that protect the surface of the eyes.  

These tears constantly wash the cornea of the eye.  Every time a person blinks, the basal tears flow across the top layer of the eye providing a layer of protection from dust, dirt, pollen, and other airborne irritants.  

The tears come from glands located above and around the eyes.  If these glands are not producing enough basal tears, dry eye syndrome can occur.  Changes in vision and the overall health of the eye becomes compromised.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Some common symptoms of dry eyes include:

  • A gritty feeling in the eye, similar to a piece of sand
  • Stinging or burning in the eyes
  • Stringy discharge that comes from the eyes
  • Reflex tearing – excessive watering of the eyes after periods of dryness
  • Redness
  • Eye pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Eyelids that feel heavy

Menopause, autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis can cause dry eye syndrome.  Certain medicines can also reduce tear secretion, such as high blood pressure medication, decongestants, or antihistamines, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medications, or pain relievers.  

The Solution to Dry Eyes and Allergy Eyes:  TheraLife

TheraLife Eye capsules are all-natural and address the symptoms of both dry eyes and allergy eyes.  Made with an all-natural botanical product that is free from the side effect of anti-histamines or prescription drugs, TheraLife Eye Enhanced is the best of both worlds in treating dry eyes and allergy eyes.  

If you are unsure whether your dry eyes are caused by allergies or DES, TheraLife Eye treats both, with 100% safe and pure ingredients.  FDA approved, TheraLife helps the body produce its own natural tears from the inside out without the side effects of drugs. When the body is able to produce its own healing tears, there is no need for messy drops or expensive prescriptions.

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What You Need to Know Before Heat Treatments for MGD

Meibomian Oil Glands (MG) are the glands located in the eyes that provide the protective oils, mucus, and fluids that keep the eyes moist and comfortable. However, many women who reach menopause, children, men and women across the nation find that they suffer from dry eye syndrome. This can be caused by blocked Meibomian glands ( Meibomian Gland Dysfunction – MGD). Many patients undergo heat treatments to unblock these glands, but there may be a better, less expensive solution.

Younger Patients and Testing for MGD

Many people believe that dry eye syndrome is exclusively a problem for older patients. However, pilot studies and clinical evidence have shown that younger patients are vulnerable to dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). If this problem is not corrected, in time, this dysfunction can lead to gland atrophy.

Testing for dry eye disease was not readily available in the past. However, diagnostic testing for this disease is becoming more accessible to eye doctors. In addition, there are many diverse options available that allow for a wider range of measurements. The problem lies in the utilization in the pediatric patient population.

Children may not do well with invasive testing, therefore, identifying any potential diseases in the eye becomes a frustrating process for patients and doctors alike. In order to assess the pediatric patient, specific dry eye diagnostic tests must be non-invasive and quick. There are several options available: Meibography, Phenol red thread, and non-invasive Keratograph break-up time.


If a child is suspected of having dry eye disease, visualization of the meibomian glands is essential. Creating an image of the glands not only allows for current diagnosis but also provides a base for long-term observation of the glands in the future. Imaging of pediatric glands, as well as adults who suffer from critical to moderate advanced dry eye disease, is vital for diagnosis and treatment. The images obtained from Meibography units occur quickly and are virtually painless for patients of all ages. One such imaging device is called “LipiView”

Phenol Red Thread (PRT)

Comparable to traditional Schirmer’s testing to measure tear volume, PRT uses phenol red thread to obtain a measure of aqueous volume. The thread is placed at the lateral canthus (the outer edge of the eye) for 15 seconds. During this time, the amount of fluid is measured in millimeters. The red thread changes color to yellow to show saturation. A normal result is 20 millimeters or greater. This is a preferred test because patients find little discomfort.

Non-invasite Keratograph break-up time (NIKBUT)

Many children are reluctant to having drops or dyes placed in their eyes. Unlike drops, dyes require additional patient cooperation once place on the eye surface. In order to accurately obtain results, the timing between dye placement and doctor observation must be precise. Equipment such as the Oculus Keratograph 5M requires patients to sit still for 15-20 seconds. In younger patients, this may be difficult. The NIKBUT eliminates the use of dyes that many younger patients may find frightening or irritating. A Placido-disc topographer can also assist with the NIKBUT measurement by measuring the time between the eye-opening and the break-down of corneal fluids.

The next frontier is diagnostic testing is quickly becoming the pediatric dry eye assessment. Keenly in tune with making even more dry eye diagnoses in the adult population, clinicians are beginning to understand that diagnosing younger patients has many benefits. With early detection of dry eye syndrome (DES), many of the problems that arise over time can be prevented, such as obstruction of the Meibomian glands and inflammation.

Finally, tests that once were considered invasive and almost impossible to perform on children are being redesigned with these younger patients in mind. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true in detecting dry eye disease in younger patients.

What to ask your eye doctor before signing up for heat treatments?

Before you spend thousands of dollars getting the heat treatment, ask your eye doctor to squeeze your Meibomian oil glands and tell you what comes out? Descriptions should be clear, cloudy, toothpaste or nothing comes out. If the secretions are thick, toothpaste like or nothing comes out. Heat treatments may not work.

Why Your Eyes Are Watery – Is It Something in the Air?

Watery eyes are a common sign of allergies, but it is also a sign of something else? There are certain symptoms that signal whether those watery eyes are allergies or dry eye syndrome (DES).

More than 50 million people suffer from allergies every year. Allergic rhinitis, also referred to as hay fever, can cause watery eyes along with sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. Allergy sufferers often find that they experience these symptoms seasonally.

However, up to 10 percent of those who believe they may have allergies, may actually have dry eye syndrome (DES).

Dry Eye Syndrome or Allergies?

Dry eyes are a common complaint for many people who visit their eye doctor. In fact, almost 5 million Americans suffer from watery dry eyes. Many people that suffer from dry eye syndrome believe that they have allergies. So how can a person tell the difference between dry eye syndrome and allergies?

No matter what type of allergen, ragweed, pet dander, or pollen, the eyes react in the same way: redness, itching, burning eyes with clear, watery discharge.

Dry eyes also cause eyes that are red, itching, and burning with watery discharge. However, dry eyes are not caused by allergens, but rather problems with tear making glands in the eyes, wind, or even auto-immune disorders.

For allergies, many doctors prescribe allergy eye drops because of their extreme success in treating allergy symptoms. However, these same eye drops that bring relief to allergy sufferers can cause the protective layer covering the eye to wash away leading to dry eye syndrome.

Tears in Action

When a particle gets in or around the eyes, tears are necessary to wash away these foreign bodies. But, excessive tearing can cause watery eyes which can wash away the protective layer that covers the eyes.

Epiphora, which means increased tearing, can be caused from the eyes producing more tears than necessary or a tear drainage duct not functioning properly. The lacrimal gland produces the tears that protect the surface of the eye. Located above and behind the upper eyelid, the gland works when we blink, while the eyelid pushes the tears across the surface of the eyes.

These tears collect in the lower corner of the eye where they travel through tiny holes to a nasal duct that allows them to travel down the nose and into the throat. At the same time, the lacrimal gland produces new tears and the process continues.

This is all an important process that, if interrupted, can cause a person pain, discomfort, and even vision loss.

Dry Eye Syndrome

If dry eyes last months or years, dry eye syndrome (DES) is present. Sometimes the symptoms improve but return after some time. When the tear film is washed away due to excessive watery eyes, dry eyes gets worse.

There are several reasons people suffer from DES. If the Meibomian oil glands are clogged, the quality of tears is poor (tear not thick with the right mixture of mucin, protein, and lubricants), certain medications cause the eyes to become dry, or even environmental factors cause a disruption to the tear film, DES can be present.

It is vitally important that the eyes are able to produce their own natural tears to protect the eye surface. If the cornea becomes damaged from a lack of a protective tear film, vision loss may occur. Whether the need is increasing tears, maintaining tears, triggering tear production, or healing inflammation in or around the eye, TheraLife can help.

The TheraLife Solution to Watery Eyes

As a leader in chronic dry eye treatment, TheraLife allows the body to produce tears naturally by promoting the production of the body’s own balanced healing tears. Eliminate painful inflammation and dryness and restore your own comfortable vision. Lengthy doctor visits, eye drops that don’t work, or expensive medicines do not address the root cause of the problem which is underactive tear production. Try TheraLife today for your dry eye treatment and begin your journey to healthy happy eyes.

How to Manage Ocular Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects 16 million Americans.  According to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), this number has jumped up by 2 million in the past ten years.  Since Rosacea occurs mainly on the cheeks and nose, it is common for those who suffer from this chronic skin condition to develop ocular rosacea (inflammation of the eyes).

In fact, many rosacea patients miss the connection between their dry eyes and skin disorder since eye discomfort is not usually associated with their facial manifestations from Rosacea.  Since most people do not associate eye discomfort with a skin disorder and the symptoms can be severe, many rosacea patients may not recognize that they suffer from the ocular as well as the facial manifestations of the disorder.

What is Ocular Rosacea?

Ocular rosacea, or eye rosacea is a form of chronic dry eyes.  It causes burning, itching, and redness of the eyes.  In fact, ocular rosacea can often be the first sign that a person may later develop facial rosacea.  Primarily affecting adults ages 30 to 50, this eye condition seems to develop in those who blush easily.  There is no cure for ocular rosacea, but with a good eye-care routine, the signs and symptoms can be controlled.

What are the Symptoms?

The symptoms of ocular rosacea are very much like that of chronic dry eyes.  It can occur in conjunction with, before, or even after facial rosacea symptoms occur.  The symptoms of ocular rosacea include:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Grittiness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Visible small, dilated blood vessels in the whites of the eyes
  • Red, swollen eyelids
  • Tearing

The National Rosacea Society reports that up to 60 percent of rosacea patients surveyed reported watery or bloodshot eyes that were irritated, burning, or stinging.  In addition, styes and swollen eyelids are common. 

What are the Causes?

For patients who were diagnosed with ocular rosacea, eighty-five percent had meibomian glad dysfunction (clogged Meibomian oil glands located on the upper and lower eye lids).  The edge of the eyelid contains these glands that secrete a fatty substance to keep the surface of the eye from drying out.  When these glands become plugged, the result can be dry eyes, styes, or chalazions.  If left untreated, ocular rosacea go from a mild irritation to a severe condition that can damage the cornea and cause reduced visual acuity.

Research is continuing to uncover more information that will ultimately help doctors make a quicker diagnosis.  Studies have shown there are differences in the tears and saliva of rosacea patients and healthy patients on a molecular level.  The presence of bacteria associated with Demodex mites in the eyelashes of ocular rosacea patients was thought to be a possible reaction to the mites or other microbes.

Other factors that may cause ocular rosacea include:

  • Heredity
  • Environmental factors
  • Bacterial involvement
  • Blocked meibomian glands in the eyelids
  • Eyelash mites- Demodex

Factors that may aggravate rosacea that are controllable by patients include limiting exposure to:

  • Hot or spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Extreme temperatures, wind, or sunlight
  • Stress, anger, or embarrassment
  • Hot baths or saunas
  • Certain medications that dilate blood vessels, such as cortisone creams
What are the Complications?

The surface of the eye, or cornea, may be affected by ocular rosacea, especially when there is a lack of tears from dry eyes.  When there are corneal complications, vision can be reduced.  A second irritation of the cornea can be a result of blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids.  If left untreated, corneal complications can ultimately lead to vision loss.

What are Some Natural Treatment Options?

TheraLife has a complete line of natural products to maintain proper eye hygiene.  In addition, TheraLife natural dry eye relief addresses the primary cause of dry eyes:  underactive tear secretion.  Many rosacea patients suffer from meibomian gland dysfunction, and TheraLifes complete line of all natural products help the body heal from the inside out.  

With TheraLifes Eye Enhanced Starter Kit, patients suffering with dry eyes due to ocular rosacea will find relief with 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced, 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil, 1 bottle of Eye Lid Cleanser, and 1 Hot Compress.  Stop suffering from dry eyes and start finding relief with TheraLife.

Best Dry Eye Treatment If You Suffer from Depression

cure your dry eyes

For years, doctors have noticed that many of their patients who are being treated for depression also suffer from dry eyes.  Several studies have shown that mental health diagnoses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and their related treatments, have remained significantly linked with the increased risk of dry eye syndrome.  The good news?  There is a way to relieve dry eye symptoms naturally with TheraLife.   

What the Studies Show

One study looked at nearly half a million patients.  The study found that patients who suffered with dry eye disease also suffered from anxiety or depression almost 3 times more than patients who did not have these issues.

Another study, reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, showed that there is a direct correlation between anxiety and depression.  Eighty-nine (89%) subjects diagnosed with dry eye syndrome (DES) were studied.  After completing several different questionnaires pertaining to anxiety, depression, and ocular surface disease, the study found that patients with anxiety and depression had more dry eye symptoms than patients who did not suffer from anxiety and depression.

In fact, several studies have been published that show a connection between depression and dry eye disease.  This included a report published in Cornea that found a significant difference in dry eye symptoms for those who suffered from depression and those who did not.  Another study published in March showed a statistically significant link between dry eye disease and those who have depression and anxiety.  

The Reason for the Link

The common consensus for the link between dry eye syndrome and depression is the medication used to treat depression.  Certain anti-depressants have been found to make the eye surface dry.  Medications with anticholinergic effects block acetylcholine in the brain.  While effective in treating depression symptoms, these medications are known to be drying to the ocular surface.

Another link is how dry eye can exacerbate depression.  When a person has problems with daily life due to dry eye, the way someone participates in daily activities can lessen.  This limitation in activity may lead to a decrease the quality of life, which can lead to social withdrawal and emotional strain.

Yet another important link is the stress hormones constrict blood vessels that supply blood and nutrients to the whole body, including the eyes.  The stress hormones also fuel inflammation – root cause of many illnesses including chronic dry eyes.

Some eye care professionals have theories of the link between dry eyes and psychiatric medications used to treat depression.  They noticed that the medications used to treat depression can exacerbate dry eye disease.  In turn, the underlying mechanisms that cause depression, such as metabolic or hormonal imbalances, can also cause dry eye disease.  The odds of patients who suffer from dry eyes are almost 3 times more likely to have depressive symptoms.

Dry Eye Symptoms

If you suffer from the typical dry eye symptoms, TheraLife can help calm and correct dry eye symptoms naturally.  Some common dry eye symptoms include:

  • Dryness
  • Burning eyes
  • Sandy-gritty eye irritation that worsens as the day progresses
  • Itching
  • Scratchy feeling
  • Stinging
  • Tired eyes
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Pulling sensation
  • Pressure behind the eye
  • Discomfort and sensitivity to bright light
How TheraLife Can Help

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, the entire line of TheraLife products helps patients with dry eyes and depression find relief from the symptoms associated with dry eyes.  TheraLife addresses the fundamental cause of dry eyes, underactive tear secretion, with their line of all-natural products.

  • TheraLife Eye Enhanced – Clinically proven to provide relief in 80% of first-time users with chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife Eye Enhanced restores the eyes’ ability to produce tears naturally.
  • TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit – Everything needed to provide dry eye relief, the starter kit contains 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced, 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil, 1 EyeLid Cleanser, and 1 Hot Compress.

Don’t suffer from dry eyes another day.  Order your TheraLife starter kit and find relief naturally.

Is Your Smartphone Causing Your Chronic Dry Eyes?

Blue light from smart phones

Staring at a computer screen can cause the eyes to become tired. Everyone knows how important it is to protect the eyes from UV rays with UV blocking sunglasses. However, what many people do not realize is that the light that is emitted from a smartphone can also harm the eyes.

Studies have shown that 60% of people spend at least 6 hours a day in front of a digital screen, whether it is a smartphone or computer screen. Blue light is emitted from these types of screens and has been shown to be harmful to the eyes.

Why is Blue Light Harmful to the Eyes?

We all remember from elementary school that there are visible and non-visible light waves. The visible light spectrum is what allows us to see colors. A rainbow is proof of this range of colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

This light is made up of electromagnetic particles that travel in waves. The waves vary in energy levels, range, length, and strength. The longer the wavelength, the lower the energy; the shorter the wavelength, the higher the energy. Blue light has a very short wavelength and produces a higher amount of energy than other colors. Over time, studies have shown that prolonged exposure to blue light waves could cause serious and long-term damage to the eyes.

Where is Blue Light Found?

Blue light is everywhere: outside from the sun, inside from appliances such as TVs, computers laptops, smartphones, other electronic devices, and LED and fluorescent lighting. Avoiding blue light is simply not possible.

Because of their strong, short wavelength, blue light waves flicker more easily than their longer, weaker counterparts. This flickering can cause glaring and may be one of the main reasons for eyestrain, headaches, and mental fatigue after sitting for hours in front of a computer screen or other electronic device.

The eyes have natural filters to protect against strong light waves. However, the eyes do not provide sufficient protection against blue light rays from artificial means like smartphones or fluorescent-light tubes. Retinal damage may occur with prolonged exposure to blue light. Vision loss may also occur if age-related macular degeneration is accelerated from blue light overexposure.

Why is Technology Responsible?

With the evolution of technology in digital screens, many of the electronic devices today use LED backlight technology. This technology gives the viewer a clearer and brighter screen that is visually more appealing. However, the LEDs that are emitted from these devices are very strong blue light waves. Since the use of computers, laptops, cell phones, and flat-screen TVs is increasing in popularity and usage, the public is gradually being exposed to additional sources of blue light for longer periods of time.

For those who spend endless hours exposed to LED blue light waves, digital eyestrain is a real concern. As a medical issue with serious symptoms, digital eyestrain symptoms include:
Blurry vision
Difficulty focusing
Dry and irritated eyes
Neck pain
Back pain

Both adults and children are at risk for digital eyestrain.

There is growing medical evidence to show that extensive exposure to blue light may cause permanent eye damage, contribute to cell destruction in the retina, and cause vision loss through age-related macular degeneration.

A recent Harvard medical study stated that High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light is the most dangerous light for the retina. For those who have been chronically exposed to blue light, they can expect to an increase in the number of macular degenerations, occurrences of glaucoma, and retinal degenerative diseases.

Help with Chronic Dry Eyes

Everyone needs protection from blue light exposure. Limiting the number of hours staring at a computer screen, texting on a cellphone, time spent outdoors with unprotected eyes can lead to dry eyes and vision problems.

For those who are suffering from dry eyes due to prolonged exposure to blue light, TheraLife can help. The entire line of TheraLife products helps to restore the protective layer naturally from the inside out. TheraLife uses only natural products and believes that allowing the body to heal itself is the best way to have healthy, pain-free eyes.

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7 Successful and Natural Cures for Blepharitis

couple happy to be blepharitis free

There are several different natural cures for blepharitis and related symptoms.

When eyes become inflamed and irritated, the eyelids can become crusty, swollen, and sticky.  This common eye disorder is called “Blepharitis”.  There are several remedies that don’t involve drugs or strong solutions that will soothe the symptoms and address the root of the problem.  If not treated properly, Blepharitis can lead to blurred vision and inflamed eye tissue. Below, we will discuss 7 natural cures for blepharitis and related symptoms.  

Common Symptoms of Blepharitis

Some common symptoms of blepharitis include:

    • Burning
    • Tearing
    • Irrigation
    • Red eyes
    • Blurred vision
  • Sticking or missing eyelashes
  • Scales, flakes, or hard crusts around the base of the eyelashes
  • Inflammation of the cornea

Natural Remedies

Many conventional treatments contain artificial solutions or are prescribed by a doctor.  However, there are several natural remedies that can ease the symptoms and help to rid the body of blepharitis.

  • Warm Compress – A warm compress, such as the one included in the starter kit from TheraLife, soothe inflamed eyelids and remove the build-up of crust on the eyelid and eyelashes.  A warm compress can loosen the sticky crust and bring needed blood flow to the eyelids, which will speed the healing process.
  • Black Tea – Enjoy a soothing cup of black tea, then use the warm black teabag on the infected eye.  Black tea contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds and tannins that will inhibit the growth of bacteria.  After squeezing the excess water, place the warm teabag on the eyelid for 10 minutes, then discard.
  • Tea Tree Oil – Another natural product that contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties is tea tree oil.  If demodex mites are causing blepharitis, tea tree oil can kill them.  It can also soothe dry, flaking skin, and remove dandruff.  Applied directly to the skin, tea tree oil can cause irritation in some people.  Therefore, dilute the oil with coconut oil and apply with a clean cotton pad.
  • Avoid Makeup and Contact Lenses – While ridding the eyelashes from blepharitis, try to refrain from wearing eye makeup or contact lenses.  These items make proper eyelid hygiene difficult.  After the blepharitis is gone, discard the old contacts and use a new pair.  The old ones may still carry bacteria.
  • Dandruff Treatments – The redness and flaking on the scalp from dandruff can cause greasy scaling on the eyebrows, face, and side of the nose.  This can lead to blepharitis.  Coconut oil, essential oils, probiotics, and omega-3 fatty acids can get rid of dandruff.  A homemade itchy scalp shampoo can kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and moisturize the scalp.  Simply mix raw honey, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and rosemary oil together to create a natural, toxin-free shampoo that can remove dandruff.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Foods – Eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods helps improve blepharitis symptoms.  Foods rich in Omega-3s, such as wild salmon, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts, can reduce the inflammation on the eyelids and boost the immune system to fight bacteria and mites.  Foods such as avocado, nuts, coconut oil, and olive oil reduce inflammation and promote healing.
  • Keep Blinking – When engaging in near-vision tasks, such as computer work, blinking is especially important to keep the eyes moist.  Blinking allows the meibomian glands in the eyes to secrete oil that protect the eye surface.   

The TheraLife Solution

In addition to the 7 natural remedies listed, TheraLife also has a complete line of all-natural products intended to help the body heal itself.  The TheraLife All-In-One Dry Eye Starter Kit contains:

  • 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye
  • 1 bottle of purified Fish Oil
  • 1 bottle of all natural eye lid cleanser
  • 1 Elastogel warm compress

Clinically proven to work for 80% of first-time users, TheraLife works for chronic dry eyes, blepharitis/meibomian gland dysfunction, watery dry eyes, and chalazion/styes. The leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife goes directly to the source of the problem and targets dry eyes from the inside out naturally. Restore comfortable vision with the entire line of TheraLife products.

Don’t waste time on prescriptions that can lead to a worsening condition or creams and gels that contain harsh chemicals.  Try TheraLife today for a natural solution to your dry, red, and crusty eyes.

Effective Treatment for Ocular Rosacea

red eyes

Ocular rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes acne-like bumps and the face to become red and flushed.  Commonly found on the cheeks and nose, people who experience symptoms from Rosacea can experience eye problems.  Those who suffer from Rosacea also have a high level of inflammation on their cheeks and nose which can affect the eyes.  When the eyes are affected, Ocular Rosacea can progress from mild discomfort to possible vision loss.

Ocular Rosacea Symptoms

Causing a number of eye complications, Rosacea can be the basis for the eyes to:

  • Dry
  • Bloodshot
  • Watery
  • Experience frequent styes
  • Become red and swollen
  • Create blurry vision or difficulty seeing
  • Become sensitive to light
  • Form a crust on the eyelids and eyelashes
  • Burn or sting
  • Develop little pimples, called styes, in the rim of the eye or eyelid

Causes of Ocular Rosacea

Research has discovered that 85% of people with Ocular Rosacea have blocked oil glands on the edges of their eyelids (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction).   If these glands become blocked, the eyes become dry, swollen, and irritated.  This leads to redness and itching in the eyes and crust on the eyelashes.

Although definitely unknown, some scientists believe that tiny spider-like creatures called mites live in the hair follicles on the eyelashes and can block the glands (Blepharitis – Demodex) .  Other scientists believe that there may be a link between rosacea and the bacteria that cause infections in the digestive system.  Still, other scientists believe that rosacea is caused by a problem with the body’s blood vessels.  Finally, some believe that genes or the environment can play a part in developing the skin condition.

Those who are fair-skinned are more prone to develop rosacea.  Some women develop rosacea during menopause.  Thirteen million Americans have been diagnosed with rosacea, and half of those patients have ocular rosacea.

Complications from Ocular Rosacea

Beginning with mild discomfort and irritation, if left untreated, Ocular Rosacea can cause serious eye complications.  The cornea of the eye may become damaged, resulting in the loss of vision.  Treating Ocular Rosacea helps relieve symptoms in addition to preventing serious eye complications such as vision loss or blindness.

Symptom Relief for Ocular Rosacea

Seeking a firm prognosis from an ophthalmologist or dermatologist is advised.  If the Rosacea is affecting the eyes, an ophthalmologist is a good place to start.  Otherwise, consult with a dermatologist.  If symptoms are severe, such as light sensitivity, very red eyes, or a burning sensation, it is highly important to go to an ophthalmologist quickly.

Ocular Rosacea can be treated with a simple hygiene regime.  Done regularly, the symptoms usually subside and clear up quickly.  In addition to any medications that a doctor may prescribe, other steps taken to help ease the discomfort and symptoms include:

  • Place a hot compress over the eyes for at least 10 minutes twice a day to ease discomfort.
  • Clean eye lids with a gentle cleanser, such as Avenova or Hypochlor from TheraLife.  Gently rub the eyelids with the cleanser to remove any crust and clean them thoroughly.   Do not wash off eye lid cleanser afterwards.
How TheraLife Can Relief Ocular Rosacea Symptoms

With a complete line of natural products that promote healthy eyes, TheraLife is a leader in chronic dry eye relief.  Going to the source of dry eyes, underactive tear secretion, TheraLife targets the problem from the inside out.  TheraLife provides a natural solution to dry eye relief by promoting the production of the body’s own healing tears.  

TheraLife gives the body the ability to heal itself with the ability to make tears, eliminating painful inflammation and dryness.  Restore comfortable vision and end reliance on eye drops with TheraLife.  Some of the TheraLife products include:

    • TheraLife Eye Enhanced – Clinically proven to provide chronic dry eye relief in 80% of first time users.
    • TheraLife Eye Autoimmune – Specifically formulated for individuals who suffer from autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Graves’ Disease.
  • TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit – With everything included to provide dry eye relief, this all-in-one kit includes:  4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced, 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil, 1 Eye Lid Cleanser, and 1 Hot Compress.  Highly recommended for Ocular Rosacea sufferers.  
  • TheraLife Autoimmune Starter Kit – Including everything needed to start treating chronic dry eyes related to autoimmune conditions, this starter kit includes:  4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Autoimmune, 1 bottle of Omega-3 Fish Oil, 1 Eyelid Cleanser, and 1 hot Compress.  

For those who suffer from Ocular Rosacea, the TheraLife Autoimmune Starter Kit is recommended.  Don’t delay in beginning your path to healthier, pain-free eyes with TheraLife.

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How to Relieve Red Irritated Eyes

red eye irritation affects manyAlmost everyone has dealt with red irritated eyes.  Caused by a wide variety of reasons, red eyes can happen at any time.  There are many reasons that red, irritated eyes occur:

  • Eye Conditions
  • Air Quality
  • Surgery and Medicines
  • Lifestyle and Habits
  • Being Female – hormone changes

Eye Conditions  

  • Conjunctivitis – The most common cause, conjunctivitis causes the whites of the eyes to become pink or red.
  • Ocular Herpes – Caused by the type 1 herpes simplex virus, ocular herpes causes cold sores on the eyes resulting in inflammation and scarring of the cornea.
  • Ocular Rosacea – A reddening of the whites of the eyes, ocular rosacea mainly affects people between 30 and 60 years of age.  Those with fair skin and light colored hair and eyes and women in menopause tend to develop ocular rosacea over other groups.
  • Iritis – Anterior uveitis (Iritis) is an inflammation of the iris where small white blood cells from the affected area along with excess protein float inside the fluid that sits between the iris and the cornea.
  • Eye Styes – An inflammation or infection of the follicle of an eye lash or a meibomian gland that is located along the eyelid edge.  Presented as a red, painful lump, these “pimple like” areas are contagious.  A chalazion is similar but not contagious.  Both are caused by clogged Meibomian glands.

Environmental Factors

Seasonal and food allergies, climate, and smoking can cause eyes to become red and irritated.  Thirty to forty percent (30-40%) of Americans have seasonal or food allergies.  Many people exposed to smoke, whether from a smoker or burning material, develop eye discomfort also.

  • Allergies and Sensitivities – Whether seasonal or chronic, allergy sufferers and those who have sensitivities to certain issues such as rheumatoid arthritis or even depression can develop red eyes.  Eighty percent of people with allergies develop eye allergies.
  • Weather – When the wind blows, the dry environmental conditions can dry out the delicate fluid layer that protects the eyes.  A dry climate can also cause red eyes to worsen.  
  • Smoking – Not only bad for a person’s health, smoking can worsen dry, red, irritated eyes.  Avoiding smoke can help, but if the smoke is in the environment, it may not be avoidable.

Eye Surgery and Medication

LASIK surgery is a popular option for those wanting better vision.  However, any eye surgery can damage nerve fibers or disrupt the tear film leading to dry eyes.  Certain drugs such as antihistamines, sleeping pills, and anti-anxiety medications can restrict blood flow to the eyes making them dry and red.

Lifestyle Habits

Excessive computer or mobile phone usage can cause users to blink less which leads to dry eyes.  Eye strain from extended computer usage is also a common problem.  Fatigue can leave the eyes sore and irritation.  Rest your eyes 5 minutes every hour, and limit electronic usage within an hour before bedtime.


Being a woman presents particular issues such as menopause, menstrual cycles, and pregnancy that can cause red irritated eyes and dry eye symptoms.  

  • Menopause – Lowered estrogen levels can lead to worsening dry eye symptoms.
  • Menstrual Cycle – Higher estrogen levels during the first phase of a menstrual cycle can worsen red and dry eye symptoms.
  • Pregnancy – Changing hormones occurring during pregnancy can also worsen dry and red eye symptoms.
The TheraLife Solution

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife goes directly to the source of the problem of dry, red eyes.  The natural dry eye relief solution, TheraLife addresses the fundamental cause of dry eyes:  underactive tear secretion.  Targeting the issue from the inside out, TheraLife provides natural dry eye relief by promoting the body’s own healing tears.

TheraLife aids the body in natural tear production and ends reliance on eye drops which can contribute to chronic dry eyes.  By ending the reliance on eye drops, comfortable vision is restored naturally.  Stop wasting time on treatments that fail to address the root cause of dry eye problems.  Try TheraLife today for a natural solution to dry eyes.

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Do Your Part in Improving Eye Helath

clear beautiful eye healthAre your eyes especially dry throughout the day? Have you noticed a change in your eyesight that has come with age? The reality for seniors is that it is entirely common to experience trouble with the eyes and eyesight as time goes on. For most eye conditions, the probability of diagnosis increases at age 70 and even more at age 80. Eye health remains essential to keep in top shape.

As seniors, it can be difficult to motivate one’s self to do as much as possible for one’s health while staying calm and relaxed. With an eye condition, which can stem from other senior health issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, one’s mobility and overall well-being can be negatively affected, increasing levels of anxiety at the same time. So why not make it easy on yourself and do what you can to promote the health of your eyes?

Risk Factors to Optimal Eye Health

Besides aging, which is the most important risk factor to eye health, there are numerous other factors for seniors that may cause dry eyes or a loss of vision, including:

  • Computer and video game usage – Spending time in front a screen decreases the production rate of tears and the rate of blinking–both important bodily functions that, if altered, will negatively affect the eyes.
  • Medications – Unfortunately, many medications seniors are required to take can also affect vision and eye dryness. Speak with your doctor if you find this to be true of a medication you take.
  • Disease – Certain diseases, especially autoimmune diseases like Sjogren’s or lupus, are said to cause issues with the eyes. Try treating your disease by eating raw fruits and vegetables and see if the symptoms are reduced.
  • Stress – Many seniors face the symptoms of stress due to a variety of changes in their habits and routines that come with age, and this can affect one’s overall eye health by altering the body’s normal functions.

If you find any of these risk factors affecting you and your eyes on a regular basis, you should seek alternative methods of medication, exercise, and diet to better maintain your optimal health.

Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Promote Eye Health

Luckily, there are several easy changes seniors can make to help their eye health. Protecting the eyes from ultraviolet light by wearing sunglasses or brimmed hats is key to spending time outdoors. Making dietary changes, like eating more leafy greens, fruits, and raw foods is said to reduce the symptoms of most diseases and ailments, including dry eyes. Also, do not smoke. Studies in smoking and eye health show that the risk of developing cataracts is doubled if you smoke. Try also to incorporate a number of destressing techniques into your life to keep the body functioning at its best.

By keeping all of these positive changes in mind, we can do our part in maintaining our health in old age by learning habits that can help us to treat our eyes and to find more holistic ways to improve our vision.

Treatments for Recurring Chalazion

recurring chalazion can have ill effectsA small bump that looks similar to a pimple and appears on the eyelid is called a chalazion.  If more than one is present, it is referred to as chalazia.  A chalazion is usually caused because of a blocked meibomian gland (oil gland) that develops on the inside of the upper or lower eyelid.  In rare instances, the cause of chalazia is skin cancer.  On its own, a chalazion will disappear in about a month.  However, for recurring chalazion’s, one needs to deal with the underlying problem of Meibomian gland clogging resulted from chronic dry eyes to get rid of it.

TheraLife has a complete line of products to aid in the treatment of a chalazion.  TheraLife eyelid cleanser keeps eyelids and eyelashes clean and free of debris.  A hot compress opens up blocked meibomian glands, and the Eye Enhanced oral supplement tablets bring balance and sustainable tear production to heal dry eyes from the inside.

Meibomian Glands and Chalazia

Chalazion is also referred to as a meibomian cyst, conjunctival granuloma, or tarsal cyst, a chalazion is caused from meibomian glands that become blocked and do not allow the flow of vital fluid to reach the surface of the eye.  With 30 to 40 meibomian glands in the upper and lower eyelids, the tiny openings that secrete the water, oil, and mucus mixture called sebum, can easily become blocked or clogged caused by inflammation from dry eyes, blepharitis and or not cleaned properly.

This sebaceous liquid can also harden near the opening of the meibomian gland.  If this happens, the material in the gland backs up and causes the gland to swell.  Inflammation of the eyelid and the gland occurs.  This inflammation and lump is referred to as a chalazion.  Once the meibomian gland is freed of the blockage, the chalazion normally reduces in size slowly until it disappears.  

Symptoms and Treatment Options

Those who suffer from meibomian gland dysfunction tend to develop a chalazion more often.  Often confused with styes, which is an infection of the meibomian gland, a chalazion is not painful or contagious.  Treating a chalazion is much easier to than a stye due to the absence of infection.

Common symptoms of a chalazion include:

  • A large lump on the eyelid that develops quickly
  • Increased tearing of the eyes
  • Blurry or blocked vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • A tender spot on the eyelid

A natural treatment for a chalazion is the application of a hot compress.  Keeping the eyelids clean and free of dirt and debris by using an effective eye lid cleanser also help.  Advanced natural treatment protocols such as TheraLife help a person to heal quicker from a chalazion than other methods.

Inflammation causes meibomian glands to shut down which results in dry eyes.  TheraLife Eye Enhanced reduces inflammation and restores the ability of these glands to produce healthy levels of necessary lubricants to prevent dry eyes.  Therefore, the best remedy for chalazion treatment and prevention is a combination of a hot compress, gentle eyelid cleansing, TheraLife Eye Enhanced, and TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil( to provide lubrication until your own Meibomian glands function normally.

A hot compress melts any harden sebum that is blocking the meibomian gland followed by gentle massage of the upper and lower eye lids to loosen the clogging.  A gentle eyelid cleanser from TheraLife keeps lashes and lids free and clear of dirt.  TheraLife Eye Enhanced and TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil allow the body to naturally produce the protective liquids that cover the surface of the eye.

If a chalazion persists or becomes so large that vision is blocked or is curving the eye surface, then surgery may be required.  However, this should be sought as a last resort and naturally remedies usually rid a patient of a chalazion in a month or two.  For those who do not wish to undergo surgery, TheraLife Eye Enhanced contains everything needed to heal quickly and naturally.

TheraLife Eye Enhanced

In clinical trials, TheraLife Eye proved that it was successful at providing relief for 4 out of 5 first-time users.  Tested to ensure safety, purity, and the highest biological activity, all TheraLife products follow GMO quality guidelines in pharmaceutical grade facilities in the U.S.  With a 90-day money back guarantee, there is nothing to lose with TheraLife Eye Enhanced Bundle except those painful chalazia.

Prevention of a Chalazion

Some people have thicker meibomian gland secretions than others and have a higher risk for acquiring a chalazion.  In addition, those who have already had a chalazion are at greater risk for developing another one in the future.  Therefore, keeping the glands free and clear of obstructions and using TheraLife Eye Enhanced to restore normal tear function for dry eye relief to begin with are key to preventing future occurrences of developing a chalazion.     

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Causes, Symptoms, and Relief for Nighttime Dry Eyes

example of nighttime dry eye symptomsDry eyes occur when an individual’s tears aren’t able to adequately lubricate the surface of the eyes.  There are several reasons for inadequate tear production.  Dry eyes may occur if the tear quality is poor or if the tear ducts don’t produce enough tears. Nighttime dry eyes, or dry eye symptoms that occur at night, can be troublesome.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes at Night

Dry eyes can occur at night.  If a person wakes up with dry, itchy eyes or has eyes that are crusty and sticky, they may have dry eyes.  There are several symptoms that indicate a person may have dry eyes at night.  These include:

  • Sensitivity to light upon wakening and during the day
  • Red eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Tired eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Difficulty seeing at night
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses
  • Scratchy, burning or stinging of the eyes
  • Stringy mucus on the eyes or eyelids

Causes of Dry Eyes at Night

At night, when the eyes are not active, the surface of the eye can become dry and irritated.  There are a couple of reasons that people experience dry eyes at night and upon wakening:  partially open lids and low production of tears.

Nocturnal lagophthalmos, the scientific term for incomplete lid closure at night, can cause the surface of the eyes to become dry and irritated.  Some reasons for partially open lids are facial palsy and deformity of the lid.  Sometimes this can happen when people have eye lid surgery.  One method of closing the eye lid is to tape eyes shut at night with paper tape!  

Meanwhile, a resting metabolism can cause drier eyes during sleep for those who suffer from chronic dry eyes.  Decreased blood circulation can cause less blood flow to the eyes during sleep.  Tear production can be increased during the night with TheraLife Eye Enhanced taken right before bed time

However, there is a less drastic and more natural solution for nighttime dry eyes, moisture goggles from and TheraLife Eye.  Nighttime dry eye relief and better sleep are found with eye goggles that hold in moisture and promote eye comfort.  Taking 4 capsules of TheraLife Eye Enhanced right before bed allows the body to naturally produce tears throughout the night.  

Complications and Prevention of Dry Eyes at Night

There are several serious complications for dry eye sufferers.  These can present as eye infections, damage to the surface of the eyes, and decreased quality of life.  Some ways to prevent these painful effects of dry eyes at night include:

  • Avoid air blowing directly into the eyes while sleeping
  • Add moisture to the air with a humidifier
  • Wear protective eyewear such as a sleep mask or goggles
  • Avoid overuse of artificial tears before bedtime which can lead to lower tear production
  • Use TheraLife products for a natural preventive measure

How to Test for Partially Open Eyes During Sleep

A simple test for partially open lids at night is to wet a gauze pad with clean water and tape it to the skin around the affected eye before bed.  Make sure to use paper tape to avoid injuring the delicate skin around the eyes.  Upon waking, if eyes are no longer dry at night, then it is likely that the lids are partially open during the night.  

TheraLife Relief for Dry Eyes at Night

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife attacks the source of the problem.  Using only natural dry eye relief, TheraLife targets underactive tear secretion.  For those who suffer with dry eyes at night, TheraLife can end the pain and discomfort of dry eyes with their complete line of products.  The TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit contains everything needed for dry eye relief.  The kit includes:

  • 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced
  • 1 bottle of Omega-e Fish Oil
  • 1 Eye Lid Cleanser
  • 1 Hot Compress

TheraLife Eye helps the body revive and restore natural tears for sustainable lasting relief.  The TheraLife Eye Enhanced kit is recommended for new customers who suffer from nighttime dry eyes.  When combined with the use of a sleep mask or moisture goggles, dry eye symptoms at night can be lessened or eliminated completely.  Don’t suffer with dry eyes at night anymore.  Get all natural relief with the complete line of TheraLife products.

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Easy Recipes – Dry Eye Diet for Maximum Relief

Fresh salad for dry eye diet

Can a person ease their dry eye symptoms just by eating certain foods?  In the publication Cornea, a study determined that people who were diagnosed with chronic dry eye and took GLA and Omega-3 experienced less dry eye symptoms and inflammation.  In addition, there have been several other studies that found zinc, potassium, and Vitamin A are beneficial to patients who suffer from dry eye disease.  Some recipes that include some of these vital nutrients are not only tasty but can help with dry eye relief. Check out these dry eye diet ideas:

Baked Kale Chips

Kale is full of beta-carotene and zinc.  Patients who suffer from dry eye syndrome should definitely include kale in their weekly diets.  Kale can be eaten in salad or as a tasty snack.  Kale chips are a great variation on the common use of kale.

    • Spread out many different pieces of kale on a large baking sheet.
    • Drizzle olive oil, lime juice, a dash of sea salt, and parmesan cheese over the kale.
    • Place pan in the oven and bake at 350 degrees until the kale is crispy (approximately 10-13 minutes).
  • Take pan out of the oven and place kale chips in a zipper bag or airtight container and enjoy.

Flourless Banana Pecan Pancakes

Eating one banana daily can help dry eye sufferers.  In fact, potassium deficiency is one reason that people experience dry eye.  For a gluten-free breakfast, try flourless banana pecan pancakes.

  • Mash one banana thoroughly.
  • Whisk one egg into a bowl.
  • Combine the banana, egg, a dash of vanilla, and ½ cup of chopped pecans into a bowl.
  • Over medium heat, place one Tbsp. of coconut oil into a skillet.
  • Place ¼ cup of the mixture onto the skillet for each pancake.  
  • Flip when the mixture begins to bubble slightly and forms brown edges.

Waldorf Salad

Full of antioxidants and omega-3’s, Waldorf salad is not only a dry eye fighter, but a crowd pleaser as well.  Ingredients for this timeless side dish include:  romaine lettuce, spinach, toasted walnuts, celery, apple, raw honey, yogurt, lemon juice, and pepper.

  • Combine the romaine lettuce, a cup of spinach, a cup of toasted walnuts, ½ cup of celery (thinly sliced), and one apple (finely chopped) into a large serving bowl.
  • In a separate dish, whisk together one tsp. of raw honey, 3 Tbsp. of plain yogurt, two Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice, and pepper to taste.
  • Mix the ingredients together in the large bowl.
  • Place bowl in refrigerator overnight before serving.

Carrot & Beet Salad

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient to help protect the cornea.  Essential for sharp vision and a healthy tear film, a deficiency in this vitamin has been shown to cause and exacerbate dry eye syndrome.  The carrot and beet salad is full of beta-carotene and will help those who suffer from dry eye syndrome.

  • Mince ¼ cup of shallots and one clove of garlic together.
  • Add ¼ cup of vinegar, one Tbsp. soy sauce, and one cup of olive oil to the mix.
  • Puree all ingredients in a blender until mixture has a common consistency.
  • Shred four cups of carrots and four cups of peeled, raw beets into a bowl.
  • Combine this mixture with the dressing, tossing well to get consistent coverage.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Antioxidant Smoothie

Partly caused by oxidative stress, dry eye syndrome and the oxidation process can be slowed down by eating foods rich in antioxidants.  This healthful smoothie is full of antioxidants and will stop dry eye syndrome in its tracks.  Combine the following ingredients into a blender and enjoy this green drink that is not only low in sugar, but high in antioxidants to help relieve dry eye syndrome.

  • One cup of spinach
  • Two quartered kiwis
  • Juice of one lemon or lime
  • ½ cup of plain yogurt
  • One cup of filtered water
  • One tsp of ground flaxseed
Turmeric Almond Milk

For those cold winter mornings, swap out the usual coffee drink for this hot beverage that not only warms you up, but helps to fight dry eyes.  Since this warm drink contains turmeric, the anti-inflammatory properties help reduce and treat dry eye syndrome.

  • Warm a cup of almond milk in a small pot
  • Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of turmeric, ½ tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp of cloves, and a dollop of raw honey into the milk
  • Whisk ingredients with the milk as it warms to make a delicious way to fight dry syndrome naturally

How can TheraLife Help?  Use TheraLife Eye capsules when drops don’t work.  It restores and revives your own tear functions for dry eye relief.  Your own tears, no more drops.  Visit –

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9 Common Things You Do Every Day That Makes Dry Eye Symptoms Worse

women stressing from dry eye symptomsThose who experience dry eye symptoms due to dry eye disease can feel miserable.  Artificial tears, doctor visits, and humidifiers are not always the most practical way to deal with these debilitating symptoms. For those who have tried everything and still have not found relief, there are nine common ways that a person can worsen their dry eye symptoms every day and not realize that they are actually exacerbating their own painful symptoms.

Looking Up

Staring at a computer screen for hours on end is bad, not only on the back but on the eyes too.  When placed too high, the eyes have to open wider to view the screen allowing evaporation of the tear film.  By placing the screen lower to allow the eyes to look downward, the aggravating symptoms and tear film evaporation can be lessened or eliminated altogether.  A helpful tip is to look 30 feet away for 30 seconds every 30 minutes.

Sleeping with Eyes Slightly Open

Lagophthalmos is a common condition that causes the eyelids to open slightly during sleep.  Even a slight opening of the eyes during sleep exposes the eye surface to atmospheric conditions.  This can lead to dry eye symptoms.  There are several ways to deal with lagophthalmos:  use a mask at night to cover the eyes, tape the eyes shut before sleep, or even surgery to correct the problem.  This is also called “Night Time Dry Eyes”.

Using Too Many Artificial Tears

Constantly using eye drops can bring a temporary soothing to dry eyes, but overuse of artificial tears can lead to a decreased production in the natural tears of the eyes.  Artificial tears do not contain the necessary oils and other lubricating parts detected in natural tears.  Therefore, cutting down on the use of eye drops can actually help dry eye symptoms.  Also, if a person has to use artificial tears, check the expiration date on the bottle.

Eating the Wrong Foods

Everyone knows the phrase “you are what you eat,” but how does this affect dry eye symptoms?  A balanced diet provides the body with the proper nutrients needed for the eyes to produce the necessary tear film to protect the eyes.  Healthy fats are vital in maintaining a healthy tear film.  Eating foods rich in omega-3’s such as mackerel and tuna can help dry eye symptoms.

Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made from hydrophilic plastic that actually contains water.  If a soft contact lens contains a high amount of water, it is more prone to dehydration.  If a contact lens loses water, it actually replaces this loss with moisture from the eye surface.  Switching to hard contact lenses or glasses can help alleviate dry eye symptoms.

Using Harsh Soaps or Cleansers

Removing any makeup from the eyes and washing the face before bed is important.  Using the correct cleansers and makeup removers are equally important.  Mascara is often stubborn to remove and can lead to infections in the eyes.  Using a quality makeup remover before going to sleep and using facial cleansers that don’t contain harsh chemicals can help lessen dry eye symptoms.

Overuse of Air Conditioning

With summer in full gear, homes and vehicles can become unbearably warm.  Many people tend to blast the AC in order to stay cool.  However, excessive air movement can dry out eyes whether in the car or at home.  Ceiling fans are especially problematic for dry eye sufferers.  When in the car, turn the AC vents away from the face to prevent over drying of the eyes.

Not Drinking Enough Water

The body is % water.  If a person is thirsty, this means that they are already dehydrated.  A good rule of thumb is to divide the body weight in half, take that number and drink that many ounces of water every day.  Since tap water can contain particulates, drink spring water or invest in a quality water filter.


Almost everyone, from young children to adults, knows the harmful effects of cigarette smoke on the heart and lungs.  However, cigarette, cigar, or other types of smoke can cause dry eye symptoms to worsen very quickly.  Second-hand smoke is just as bad for eyes and should be avoided, if possible.

Now, since you already have dry eyes and drops don’t work. Look to TheraLife Eye capsules to restore and revive your own tears for dry eye relief.  Call us toll-free 1-877-917-1989 US/Canada, International (6500) 949-6080.

Blepharitis: Increasing Frequency in Dry Eye Syndrome

blepharitis causes dry eye syndromeInflammation of the eyelid margin is a common characteristic of blepharitis.  This condition can be acute or chronic and is mostly encountered in adults.  When the lashes are affected, anterior blepharitis is most commonly the diagnosis.  When the meibomian glands that produce the vital oils and fluids that keep the eyes moist become affected, posterior blepharitis is found.

Causes and Symptoms of Blepharitis

There are three causes of blepharitis:  staphylococcal infection, seborrheic dermatitis, meibomian gland dysfunction.  A combination of these can cause dry and irritated eyes.  In fact, most patients that are diagnosed with blepharitis often have a combination of these causes, but one type may be predominate.

With five out of every one hundred patients having blepharitis, primary care facilities are taking notice.  However, many experts believe that the true number is even larger.  Staphylococcal blepharitis is more common in women, but all forms can be found in both sexes.  Blepharitis most commonly starts in a person’s 40s and 50s.

The symptoms of blepharitis include:

  • Itchy or burning eyes
  • Gritty or sore eyes
  • Morning symptoms that are worse for patients        
  • Symptoms occurring in both eyes
  • Long periods of symptoms followed by long periods of remission
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Inability to wear contact lenses
  • Dandruff, oily skin, or facial rashes
  • Facial flushing or redness

Signs that a person is suffering from blepharitis may include:  eyelid margins that are reddened, crusty, or scaling.  Eyelash deformity, depigmentation, or loss can be a sign of anterior blepharitis.  A greasy appearance on or around the eye lashes or lashes that are stuck together may be a sign of seborrheic blepharitis.  Dilated or obstructed glands tend to show posterior blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Clinical Diagnosis

A doctor may determine that blepharitis is present by looking at the following:

  • Slightly inflamed lid skin
  • Loss of lashes
  • Inflammation around the meibomian gland orifices
  • Deficient or foamy tear film
  • Conjunctivitis or chalazion formation
  • Corneal erosion, scarring, and neovascularization

Management of Blepharitis Symptoms

If blepharitis is determined, antibiotics alone rarely solve the problem.  Rather, the patient action is often more productive.  Avoidance of contact lenses, restricting use of eye make-up, and daily lid hygiene are actions a patient can take that will eliminate or relieve the symptoms of blepharitis.

Lid hygiene is especially important.  A warm compress placed on the eyes for 10 minutes- twice a day can help to loosen collarettes and diminish crusting on the meibomian glands.  Lid massage, most useful for posterior blepharitis, loosens the meibomian gland content.  Lid cleansing sprayed onto a gauze pad is especially helpful in getting rid of the eye of debris and reduces margin inflammation.

TheraLife Brings Blepharitis Relief

TheraLife Solutions is the complete solution for recurring blepharitis.  Helping to relieve crusty eyelids, dry eyes, redness and inflammation of the eyelids, and gritty eyes, the vicious cycle of blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction, and dry eyes can be stopped with TheraLife Solutions.

  • HypoChlor Cleanser – Instead of using eyelid detergent cleanser that can strip away the eyes natural lubricants leading to sore and dry eyes, HypoChlor Cleanser is a natural cleanser that contains hypochlorous acid disrupting the biofilm layer where bacteria and mites anchor, preventing reattachment of bacteria and mites.
  • TheraLife Eye Capsules – Natural tear secretion functions are restored to the eyes with the clinically-proven ingredients in TheraLife Eye Capsules.  A better and healthier solution in treating dry eyes, use of TheraLife Eye Capsules over an extended period of time can stop the dependence on eye drops. Make your own tear for dry eye relief.
  • Fish Oil – Known to fight inflammation and thicken the protective tears of the eye, fish oil is an all-natural product with proven health benefits.
  • Hot Compress – The suggested time for the application of a hot compress is 10 minutes twice a day.  Wash cloths lose heat quickly, but TheraLife’s hot compress retains heat for 20 minutes.  Prolonged heat helps to unclog the meibomian glands.

TheraLife Blepharitis Kit

The TheraLife Blepharitis Kit has everything needed to bring relief to those suffering with blepharitis.  Included in this all-in-one starter kit:

  • 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye (total of 240 capsules)
  • 1 bottle of molecularly distilled purified Fish Oil
  • 1 bottle of HypoChlor eye lid cleanser
  • 1 gel hot compress

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Is There a Cure for Dry Eyes?

cure for dry eyesPeople who wear disposable contacts and reach middle age often find that their favorite brand or type of contacts no longer feel comfortable.  Not because they have outgrown contacts now that they have reached their 40’s, but because of one of the most common complaints ophthalmologists hear from patients—dry eyes.  Contact lenses can aggravate dry eyes and leave patients with irritated, red eyes.  With such a common complaint, many people wonder if there is a cure for dry eyes.

Sources of Moisture in the Eyes

There are only a few sources of moisture in the eyes.  The lacrimal gland is located in the upper outer quadrant of the eye.  This gland produces the river of tears when someone cries or gets something in their eye.

Another source of moisture in the eyes include a network of glands embedded in the white surface of the eye and under the surface of the eyelids, called the conjunctiva.  These important glands produce water and mucus which keep the eye from drying out.

Finally, the glands at the edge of the lids produce an oily substance that keep the eye lubricated.  When mixed with the water and mucus from the conjunctiva, this tear film on the surface of the eye allows for proper vision.  Every time a person blinks, this mixture is reapplied to the surface of the eye. Keeping the eye moist and protected.

Lack of Tears

The tear production in the eyes tends to slow as a person ages.  For women, menopause is one of the major reasons for dry eyes.  If the tear producing lacrimal glands don’t make tears as they once did, there will be a problem with the amount of tears.  When either of the other two glands slow, the result is dry eye syndrome.  A lack of tear film on the eye can leave a person with a feeling of burning or grittiness in their eyes.

Other Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome

In addition to aging, there are many other causes of dry eye syndrome.  These include:

  • Side effect from antihistamines, blood pressure medicines, or other medications
  • Thyroid problems, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, diabetes, or other underlying conditions
  • Exposure to irritating environmental pollutants such as dust, smoke, or pet dander
  • Eye surgery
  • Contact lens use
  • Staring at a computer screen, phone, or television for too long without blinking and replenishing the tear film

Computer Vision Syndrome

A dry eye syndrome culprit not seen much until the 21st century is known as computer vision syndrome.  This is caused from staring at the computer screen for long periods of time and blinking less.  Since the eyes are open more of the time, they tend to dry out since the lack of blinking does not refresh the surface of the eye with lubricating tears.  Symptoms of this new cause include blurry or double vision.

How to Treat Dry Eyes

Treating dry eyes is not only for comfortable vision, but it can also help to avoid infections and scarred corneas.  The treatment options for dry eye syndrome include:

  • Warm compresses
  • Gentle eye massage that help to stimulate the oil glands on the lids
  • Artificial tears which bring temporary relief
  • Certain medicines
  • Placement of tear drainage ducts into the tear duct to block excessive tear drainage
  • TheraLife products for dry eye syndrome – to restore tear functions inside out.

Some sufferers do not want to undergo an uncomfortable office visit, put up with endless applications of artificial tears which can actually dry the eyes out even more, or take medicines to relieve their dry eyes.  They opt for a more natural solution, TheraLife.

TheraLife – A Leader in Chronic Dry Eye Relief

TheraLife goes directly to the source of the problem of dry eyes-lack of tear production.  With their entire line of natural dry eye relief products, TheraLife addresses the fundamental cause of dry eyes: underactive tear secretion.  By targeting the issue of decreased tear production from the inside out with natural methods, TheraLife promotes the production of the body’s own healing tears without the use of artificial tears, medications, or surgical procedures.

With an all-natural, unique proprietary formula, TheraLife is clinically proven to provide relief for 80% of first-time users.  By increasing intracellular metabolism, membrane permeability, and micro-circulation of the blood, the meibomian, lacrimal, and goblet cells that makeup the tear glands area able to secrete their own tears naturally helping to overcome dry eye syndrome issues.  

Painful inflammation and dryness is eliminated when the body is able to naturally produce tears.  Restoration of comfortable vision is possible with TheraLife’s line of all natural products that address the root cause of dry eye.  End reliance on drops or medicine and restore comfortable vision for the eyes with TheraLife.

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TheraLife Helps with Relief for Chalazion Sufferers

TheraLife Helps with Relief for Chalazion Sufferers

Developing as a lump on the eyelid, a chalazion (chalazia= plural)  slowly grows from a blocked oil gland in the eyelid.  Generally, not caused by an infection, this blocked oil gland starts out simply as an area on the eyelid that is small, tender, red, and swollen.  After a few days, the pain recedes and the lump becomes the size of a pea.

Because of the location of the chalazia, it is often confused with a stye.  However, there are some major differences between chalazia and a stye.  First, a chalazion is not caused by a bacterial infection, whereas a stye forms from an infection of one or more oil glands of the eyelid.  When a stye forms, it appears on the inside or edge of the eyelid, while a chalazion is deeper from the surface.  However, a stye and chalazion both produce red, painful lumps on the eyelid, and a stye can actually cause a chalazion to form.

Characteristics of Chalazia

In order to be able to identify when you have a chalazion versus a stye, knowing the characteristics of a chalazion is necessary.  Some common characteristics of a chalazion include:

  • Located on the upper eyelid, a bump or lump that is painless
  • The meibomian glands of the eyelid develop a thick fluid
  • Irritation and tearing are caused from obstructed glands
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Most common in adults aged 30-50

Chalazia Causes

There are several causes of the development of chalazia that include:

  • Rosacea associated with acne
  • Seborrhea – itchy red scalp.
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral infection
  • Blepharitis – inflammation of the eye lids
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) – clogged oil glands on your eye lids.

Blepharitis and MGD are the most common cause of a chalazion.  Since they both occur together, treatment for both is needed for a successful treatment.

Chalazion Treatment

TheraLife has a complete line of dry eye relief products for a wide variety of eye problems including an All-In-One Chalazion Starter Kit that includes everything you need for Chalazion, dry eyes, or crusty eyes (blepharitis) relief.  Chalazia sufferers benefit from the starter kit which includes the essential products to find relief for dry eyes.  Used together daily with an eyelid cleaning solution and hot compress, the All-In-One Chalazion Starter Kit includes everything needed to return the eyes to normal.

To find the fastest healing solution, TheraLife provides an eyelid cleaner for removal of dirt, debris, and irritants on the lids and lashes. This particular eye lid cleanser prevents bacteria or mites re-attaching to your eye lids. Using a hot compress can open any glands in the eye that have become blocked.  The Eye Enhanced oral supplement tablets bring balance and healing to the body from the inside.

When the eyes are dry and becomes inflamed, the glands that produce tears shut down and become blocked which results in dry eyes.  TheraLife Eye Enhanced helps to reduce inflammation to the meibomian glands to allow for the production of healthy levels of tears and essential oils that prevent dry eyes.

TheraLife Solutions

TheraLife Eye All-In-One Chalazion Starter Kit begins with the application of a hot compress several times a day for at least 10 minutes per session.  The warmth helps to soften the oils that have blocked the gland.  When the gland opens up, it is able to drain on its own.  Next, the Eyelid Cleanser helps to treat the chalazion by keeping the eye lids clean and to prevent any infection that can cause a stye.  Finally, the Eye Enhanced oral supplement tablet helps the body produce the necessary oils and lubricants that keep the eye moist and pain-free. To learn more, click here.

Long-Term Solutions

Some patients who do not find relief within a month undergo surgery to remove recurring chalazia.  However, TheraLife helps prevent any painful surgeries with prevention.  Reduce the chances of developing a chalazion by keeping the eyelids clean and free of dirt with a gentle cleanser, applying a warm compress on the eyelids for a few minutes each night before bed, and taking TheraLife Eye Enhanced and Omega-3 Fish Oil.

The TheraLife All-In-One Chalazion Starter Kit contains everything needed to treat or prevent the development of a chalazion.  Taking care of your eyes is vitally important for good health and TheraLife has a complete line of products for complete eye health.  From individual items to complete packages, finding the perfect solution for any eye problem can be found with TheraLife.

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Causes and Natural Treatments for Recurrent Chalazion and Styes

Causes and Natural Treatments for Recurrent Chalazion and Styes

The Effect of Chalazia and Styes on Dry Eyes

When the base of an eyelash or root is infected by bacteria, a stye (or small bump) will occur.  The eyelid contains tiny glands inside and under the lid.  These glands can become blocked for different reasons, such as blepharitis.  If this area in the blocked gland does not eventually drain, the infected gland will become larger and turn into a stye.  Styes are very painful, a chalazion is not infectious and normally painless.

Causes of Styes and Chalazia

Meibomian glands are the oil glands located on the lid of the eye that keep the eye moist.  These glands are located on both the upper and lower lids. When these glands become blocked, a stye or chalazion can form.  There are several different reasons that a stye or chalazion will form:

  • Dirty hands
  • Past history of chalazia (multiple chalazion)
  • Skin conditions such as rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral infections

People who are in the habit of touching their eyes with unclean hands are at higher risk for developing a chalazion.  Dirt transferred from the hands to the eyes can block oil glands.  Block oil glands result in dry eyes. Also, once a person develops a chalazion, they are at a higher risk for developing another one.  If the eye is not properly lubricated due to a blocked oil gland, the risk of developing dry eyes also increases.

Symptoms of a Chalazion

A chalazion and a stye are very similar, but they have differences:  mainly, a stye is painful while a chalazion is not.  Some common symptoms of a chalazion include:

  • A hard lump located on the eyelid
  • Increased tearing
  • Blurry vision
  • Blocked vision
  • Light sensitivity

Diagnosis of a Chalazion or Stye

Since both a chalazion and a stye are similar, in order to determine the difference, a doctor will ask about the patients’ symptoms.  Often the size and pain level are used as determination factors.  Through the use of medical equipment, a closer look at the infected area may be needed.

Treatment of a Chalazion or Stye

Antibiotics are not helpful for a chalazion because they are not caused by an infection.  However, antibiotics is used in all cases for a stye. But, there are some natural solutions to treating a chalazion or stye.  Both require hot compresses and gentle massages.

  • Hot compress – a hot wash cloth may not be good enough. We recommend either a gel type or a rice baggy that can be heated in the microwave oven for 30 seconds.
  • Gentle massage of the area with clean hands

Prevention –with TheraLife line of natural products

Prevention is always best, especially if a person has developed a chalazion before.  Keeping dirt off the eyelids, using a gentle cleanser to clean the eyes, apply a warm compress at bedtime to loosen any dry skin and help the flow of oils from glands, and allowing the eyes the ability to produce their own natural tears are all important steps in prevention of a stye or chalazion.  TheraLife can help with prevention of many eye problems with their complete line of natural products.

TheraLife Eye Enhanced

The prevention and treatment of dry eye syndrome is vital in preventing a chalazion or stye.  When the eyes are not producing natural tears and protective oils, inflammation can cause the glands that secrete these vital oils and tears to shut down leading to dry eyes.  By using TheraLife Eye Enhanced, inflammation is reduced and the meibomian glands located on the eyelids are restored to allow for the healthy production of lubricants that bring dry eye relief.

The All-In-One Chalazion Starter Kit from TheraLife includes everything needed to treat Chalazia, dry eyes, or crusty eye relief.

  • 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye Enhanced
  • 1 bottle of Omega-3 fish oil
  • 1bottle of Hypochlor eye lid cleanser
  • 1 Hot compress for the eyes

This kit includes all of the essential elements needed to find lasting dry eye relief, contained in one convenient packaged solution.  When TheraLife Eye is used in conjunction with a daily routine of eyelid cleaning and hot compress application, chalazion and stye relief is just around the corner.

Stop the constant use of eye drops for dry eyes and turn to TheraLife natural treatment for relief.  TheraLife goes directly to the source of the problem and provides all natural dry eye relief with their complete line of products created specifically for dry eye relief, blepharitis relief, chalazion relief and more.  TheraLife can end eye pain and discomfort naturally and effectively leading to restoration of comfortable vision.

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Is There a Cure for Blepharitis and Dry Eyes?

Is There a Cure for Blepharitis and Dry Eyes?

People who suffer from Blepharitis – inflammation of the eye lids — are looking for a cure.  The question is – “Is There a Cure for Blepharitis?”

Blepharitis and dry eyes often concur – they are linked. Many people who suffer with blepharitis find that this common eye condition can recur and make dry eyes even worse.  Blepharitis can affect both men and women, children and adults, and is not limited to any particular ethnicity.  Therefore, treatment for this condition is commonly needed.  If you have blepharitis and dry eyes, the simple answer is – “There is no cure”

TheraLife carries a complete line of dry eye relief through natural therapy products.

We can help you manage this condition, prevent vision damage and make your life a whole lot easier.

Blepharitis Facts

Blepharitis is a condition that affects the base of the eyelashes.  It can be present in front or behind the eyelid.  Classified as either chronic or acute, adults are the most common suffers.  When the condition is acute, blepharitis is often referred to as an eyelid infection.  However, when inflammation is chronic, blepharitis is often the diagnosis.  Blepharitis is thought to affect almost half of patients who visit an eye doctor.

When this condition is located on the front of the upper eyelid, it is referred to as anterior blepharitis and is similar to dandruff on the scalp.  If located on the inside of the upper eyelids, it is called posterior blepharitis.  Since the glands that secrete lubricating oil to thicken tears are located on upper and lower eye lids, dry eyes often accompany posterior blepharitis.

Symptoms of Blepharitis

The signs of blepharitis can be seen on the eyelids and include:

  • Redness of the eyes or eyelids
  • Itchiness on or around the eyes
  • Flacking skin on the edge of the eyelids
  • Crusting at the base of the lashes that may be more prominent in the morning
  • A feeling of burning, itching, or grittiness on the eyes
  • Excessive tear production
  • Sticky eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Inability to wear contact lenses

Although not a sight-threatening problem, blepharitis can decrease a person’s vision.  Therefore, blepharitis treatment is vital to improve quality of life.

Blepharitis Diagnosis

An eye doctor will determine if a patient has anterior or posterior blepharitis.  Using a slit lamp is helpful in revealing the presence of blepharitis looking for crusty sticky build up on the eye lashes with bacteria or mites attached to the lashes.   

Anterior blepharitis is often diagnosed when the following symptoms are present:

  • Redness and swelling of the eyelid
  • Increased size of the blood vessels on the outside of the eyelid
  • Flaky skin on the base of the outer part of the eyelash base
  • In severe cases, eyelashes that point inward, toward the eye
  • Loss of color of the eyelashes
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Scarring of the eyelid or cornea

Posterior blepharitis is often diagnosed when the following symptoms are present:

  • Glands located at the base of the eyelashes that are blocked or dilated
  • Thick secretion of oil from the glands
  • Scaring on the lid around the glands

Eyelids that are red and sticky with clumps of scaly skin located around the base of the eyelashes can be soothed with a hot compress applied twice a day to the affected area.  Once the crusty skin is loosened, gentle cleaning of the area can remove this dead skin.  TheraLife offers a complete line of natural eye care products that can relieve the symptoms of blepharitis.

The best eye lid cleanser is hypochlor based where it works by disrupting the biofilm layer where bacteria or mites to anchor, therefore preventing re-attachment.  Detergent based eye lid cleanser tend to clean off the debri, but also strips off precious lubricantion secreted by the meibomian glands.

Blepharitis Treatment

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife goes directly to the source of blepharitis, naturally treating underactive tear secretion, the root cause of dry eyes and blepharitis.  Targeting this issue from the inside out, TheraLife provides the body with the natural ability to produce tears which can eliminate painful, irritated, and dry eyes.  Now with the ability to eliminate the need for constant eye drops, TheraLife users are finding that their eye pain, redness, and dryness disappear naturally with use of their complete line of blepharitis solutions.

Once dry eye is under control by eliminating inflammation, blepharitis will also be under control with proper lid hygiene.

  • HypoChlor Cleanser – Containing hypochlor, this natural cleanser prevents reattachment of mites and bacteria to the biofilm layer of the eye lid.
  • TheraLife Eye Capsules – Helping to restore the natural tear secretion to eyes, the clinically-proven ingredients in these natural capsules help stop the dry eye cycle and bring a healthier, long-term solution to dry eye treatment
  • Fish Oil – A natural tear thickening and inflammation fighting agent
  • Hot Compress – Stays hot for a prolonged period of time allowing the meibomian glands to unclog and function normally.

TheraLife All-In-One Blepharitis Starter Kit includes: Best Blepharitis Treatment

  • 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye
  • 1 bottle of molecularly distilled purified Fish Oil
  • 1 bottle of eye lid cleanser
  • 1 gel hot compress
  • 90-day money back guarantee

There is no cure for Blepahritis and dry eyes, but there is help that can make your life normal again.  

Don’t suffer another day with painful, red, and irritated dry eyes.  Let TheraLife help bring natural relief to dry eyes.

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Identify and Treat Dry Eye Syndrome with TheraLife

Identify and Treat Dry Eye Syndrome with TheraLife

Almost everyone has experienced dry eye syndrome at least once. That dry, irritated feeling that lets a person know that the eyes are not moist and properly protected from dirt or bacteria. Usually, the symptoms go away on their own, but when dry eyes persist, this can lead to a life full of constant painful, itchy eyes. Left untreated, not only will symptoms get worse, but vision can be affected.

Causes of Dry Eye Syndrome

There are many varied reasons that dry eyes develop, including:

  • Age – As a person ages naturally, those who are over 65 will experience some of the symptoms of dry eyes
  • Gender – Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause, or the use of oral contraceptives, dry eyes can develop in women
  • Medication – Particular medications, such as antihistamines, antidepressants, or even blood pressure medications can cause a reduction in tear quality and production
  • Medical Conditions – Certain medical problems such as arthritis, diabetes and thyroid issues can ultimately lead to dry eyes
  • Environment – Smoke, windy or dry air, or pollutants can increase the amount of evaporation of tears
  • Computers – Staring at a computer screen without blinking regularly can lead to dry eyes
  • Corrective Measures – LASIK surgery or contact lenses can cause eyes to dry out
  • Particular Eye Conditions – Inflammation, blepharitis, or a defect of the eyelids can also lead to dry eyes

Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

How does a person know if they have dry eye syndrome?  The symptoms can affect one or both eyes, and include:

  • Scratchy, stinging, or burning sensation in one or both eyes
  • Thick, stringy mucus around or in the eyes
  • Noticeable sensitivity to light
  • Eyes that stay red
  • A feeling that something is in one or both eyes
  • Contact lenses that are uncomfortable
  • Night driving difficulty
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Tired eyes

If any of these symptoms persist, see a doctor for a determination, and then visit TheraLife for a complete line of products that help relieve and even eliminate these symptoms.

Proper Diagnosis of Dry Eye Syndrome

Through a series of comprehensive eye examinations by a qualified doctor, the quality and quantity of tear production can be determined.  Some tests determine health problems, medications, or outside factors that may contribute to dry eyes, whereas other tests look at the external makeup and structures of the eyes.  Tear production and attributes are also tested.

When visiting a doctor, some tests that a patient might experience include:

  • Schirmer’s Test – Used to determine tear production, this test is commonly used to determine dry eye syndrome. If the eyes are producing too many or too few tears, this test can help determine the best treatment options.
  • Rose Bangel Stains – The damage to epithelial cells can be determined with a stain that is placed on the eye surface. Drops are placed in the eyes and after 3 to 5 minutes, a determination of tear shortage or absence can be made.
  • Tear Break-up Test – Measurement of fluorescein break-up time in the tears. This can also be determined using non-invasive measures such as use of a Keratometer, Keratoscope, or Tearscope.

Once a determination has been made to the reason for dry eyes, a proper treatment plan can be put in place.  TheraLife has many different products available to treat a wide variety of dry eye symptoms and causes.

Treatment with TheraLife

Although dry eyes can be temporarily treated with over-the-counter artificial tears, those who suffer with dry eye syndrome need long term relief.  TheraLife addresses the many different ways to successfully treat dry eye syndrome with their complete line of products.

As a leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife addresses the source of the problem of dry eyes instead of masking the symptoms.  Underactive tear secretion is addressed from the inside out with natural products.  TheraLife provides a complete relief from dry eyes by helping the body produce its own tears, eliminating inflammation and dryness.

Clinically proven to work for 80% of first-time users, the natural TheraLife formula allows for the restoration and revitalization of tear secretion from the glands on a cellular level to allow the eyes to produce tears that are balanced and sustainable.  Stop suffering with constant dry, red, and irritated eyes.  Let TheraLife put you on the right path to dry eye relief.

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Chalazion Treatment, Causes, & Symptoms

Chalazion Treatment, Causes, & Symptoms

What is a chalazion?

A chalazion is a blockage in a small duct in your eyelid (called the meibomian glands) that can result in a small bump and cause eyelid swelling. Each of your eyelids has small glands called meibomian glands located near the eyelashes, which produce one of the oils that lubricates your eye. When these glands cannot release their oil because their duct is blocked, the oil backs up and causes a bump.

A chalazion is not the result of an infection, although it can follow an infection of the eye. An infection of these same small ducts is called a stye, which may resemble a chalazion but is usually quite painful and tender, while a chalazion is less painful. A chalazion can grow to the size of a marble in extreme circumstances.

Some people have recurring chalazion or styes.  This is a chronic condition that requires treatment.  TheraLife has the perfect solution.

Chalazion Causes

Each of the oil glands, called meibomian glands, produces oil that flows out of the gland into the tears to make the tears thicker. There are about 30 to 40 of these glands within each of the upper and lower lids. The oil comes out from each gland through a tiny circular opening just behind the eyelashes of the upper and lower lids of both eyes. A chalazion is caused by the oil in the gland becoming too thick to flow out of the gland or the opening of the gland being obstructed. Without anywhere to go, the oil builds up inside the gland and forms a lump or type of cyst in the eyelid. The gland wall may break, releasing the oil into the tissue of the eyelid, causing inflammation and sometimes scar tissue. Alternative names for a chalazion include conjunctival granuloma, conjunctival lipogranuloma, or meibomian gland lipogranuloma.

Chalazion vs Stye

Although a stye is also a lump in the eyelid caused by obstruction of an oil gland, a chalazion is not a stye. A stye, represents an acute infection of the gland. A chalazion is not infectious but is an inflammation of the area. Inflammation is a process in which the body reacts to a condition and produces swelling, redness, pain, or warmth. A stye is usually more painful than a chalazion and may appear infected.

Chalazion Risk Factors

Risk factors for a chalazion include a prior history of a chalazion, acne rosacea, a family history of chalazion, and oily skin.

Chalazion Symptoms and Signs
  • Swelling of the upper or lower eyelid may occur gradually over weeks with chalazia (the plural form of chalazion) occurring more frequently on the upper lid.
  • A chalazion appears as a localized hard lump that may grow as large as 1/8 of an inch.
  • Occasionally, one may feel pain and the eyelid may be red. A chalazion of the lower eyelid may be more visible when one looks inside the lid while looking in a mirror.

Contact an ophthalmologist immediately for frequent bouts of eyelid swelling or if experiencing any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Any visual changes (for example, blurred vision, decreased ability to see)
  • Eye pain and/or drainage
  • Extensive swelling or redness
Chalazion Diagnosis

Your eye doctor will take a medical history and perform a physical examination. The examination includes vision testing of each eye and an inspection of the face, eyelids, and the eye itself. In addition to examining the skin of the eyelids, an ophthalmologist may look inside the upper eyelid if the lump is in the upper lid.

  • Hot Compress for 5 to 10 minutes, 4 times a day to reduce swelling and promote drainage of the gland is highly recommended.  We recommend a rice baggy or a gel type of hot compress that heats up in the microwave oven
  • Anti-biotics – A prescription for antibiotic eye drops or ointments if a bacterial infection is suspected.
  • Steroid Injection – in the area of the lump to help decrease the inflammation
  • Surgery – If a chalazion creates lasts for weeks, it may need to be surgically removed. If the swelling has lasted more than a few weeks or creates symptoms of blurry vision, your eye doctor may recommend surgery to remove the chalazion. If the appearance of the chalazion is bothersome, surgical removal may also be indicated.
Recurring Chronic Chalazia

For people with acne rosacea, oily skin or history of chalazion- chronic recurring chalazion or chalazia that can be very bothersome.  They happen on a regular basis.

Recurring Chalazion Treatment

For recurring chronic chalazion, a generalized abnormality in the oil glands should be considered.  This can be treated with long-term oral tetracycline or doxycycline to change the consistency of the oils produced by the glands. The use of hot compresses prior to sleep and cleaning the eye lid margins using an eye lid cleanser should be a routine procedure.

Inevitably, dry eye syndrome is involved with people with Chalazion.  Therefore, dry eye relief in addition to chalazion treatment makes sense.

For the most effective recurring chalazion relief, try TheraLife Chalazion Starter Kit.  This kit consists of 4 bottles of Theralife Eye, 1 bottle of Fish Oil, 1 gel hot compress and 1 Hypochlor eye lid cleanser.  Keep your eye lids clean, healthy and restore your normal tear function all in one kit.

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Powerful Watery Eyes Treatment with TheraLife

Powerful Watery Eyes Treatment with TheraLife

Dry, irritated eyes can get worse over time.  That burning, gritty feeling that is a typical sign of dry eyes can cause pain, redness, and discomfort.  Dry eye syndrome usually affects both eyes.  Eye drops only mask the problem and do not address the cause or provide a solution to dry eye syndrome.  TheraLife Eye has a powerful watery eyes treatment to help correct the root causes of watery dry eyes with an entire line of natural products.

Causes of Excessive Tear Production – Watery Dry Eyes

Those who are suffering from excessive watering of the eyes may suffer from dry eye syndrome.  Excessive tear production can be the result of many different conditions, such as:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis – An inflammation of the eye caused by an allergic reaction to irritants such as pollen that cause the eyes to become red, itchy, and watery.
  • Conjunctivitis – Also known as “pink eye,” this highly contagious infection causes the blood vessels in the eye to become inflamed.
  • Common Cold – A virus that usually entails sneezing, runny nose, and headache, the eyes are often watery.
  • Scleritis – A disorder of the eye where the sclera becomes intensely red and inflamed which is thought to be caused by the body’s immune system attacking the body.
  • External Eyelid Stye – Seen as an inflamed area or bump on the eyelid, this condition results in red, painful pimple like lumps near the edge of the eyelid.
  • Allergic Rhinitis – Also known as hay fever, the body reacts to specific allergens with sneezing and watery, itchy eyes.
  • Chalazion – When one of the oil glands of the upper eyelid become blocked and irritated the eyes will respond with excessive watering.
  • Blepharitis – If the eyelash follicles become inflamed, the eyes may water as a way to clear out the pollutants from the area.

All of these conditions can lead to dry eye syndrome.

Dry Eye Syndrome and Watery Eyes 

Essential for proper lubrication of the eyes, tears wash the eyes every time you blink.  When irritants or other conditions cause the glands in the eye to produce fewer tears, resulting in inflammation.  Prolonged dry eyes not being treated lead to the production of crying tears (reflux tears) which is controlled by the brain.  The crying tears are of poor quality, evaporates too quickly and wash away the vital oils and mucous that protects the eyes.  This can lead to dry, irritated eyes that create the vicious cycle of more tear production.  More eye drops simply make the eyes drier and drier over time.

If the ducts that drain tears away become blocked, a condition known as lacrimal stenosis may be present.  The eyes water and overflow onto the face.  This duct may become blocked after nose surgery or trauma.

Older adults who have drooping eyelids due to aging may also develop dry eye syndrome and excessive watering eyes.  Ectropion is the condition that is a result of this sagging.  Eyes may become dry, sore, red, or burning as a result.

Symptoms of Watery Eyes

Other than the obvious excess tear production, if the eyes are dry and uncomfortable, dry eye syndrome may be to blame.  Raw, uncomfortable eyes that produce excess tears can lead to an overproduction of tears (watery eyes) which, in turn, wash away the vital oils needed to protect the eyes from airborne irritants.  Itchy and swollen eyes that have an excess amount of tear production are often caused by allergies and can also lead to dry eye syndrome.

Treatment for Watery Eyes

TheraLife Eye has a natural solution for those who have chronic dry eyes.  Relief from burning, painful, dry, watery, and itchy eyes can now be treated without the use of eye drops.  TheraLife Eye is clinically proven to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic dry eyes and stop tear over production.  The benefits of TheraLife Eye include:

  • Four out of five people benefit from TheraLife Eye
  • Reduction of irritation and inflammation of the tear glands, eye surface, and eye lids
  • Restores the body’s own natural ability to produce balanced tears
  • Normal tear secretion function is restored and revitalized
  • Works better than fish oil or flax seed oil alone
  • No need for messy eye drops
  • 90-day money back guarantee

With several different products and kits to choose from, if you suffer from watery eyes that have led to dry eye syndrome, TheraLife Eye Starter Kit is the best solution for the treatment fo watery eyes.  It containing TheraLife Eye capsules, cleansers, compresses, and fish oil capsules, finding a pure solution that allows your body to produce tears naturally is now available.

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The Link Between Dry Eye Syndrome and Depression

dry eye syndrome and depressionPeople who have dry eye disease (DED) or dry eye syndrome also suffer from depression, anxiety, or stress.  There are many theories as to the cause:  The chronic pain associated with the symptoms of DED, certain medications that treat depression that cause dry eyes, or an underlying physical problem that causes depression that can also cause DED.  Fortunately, there are some ways to deal with DED and depression that bring people relief.

Dry Eye Disease

Resulting in damage to the surface of the eye, dry eye disease affects the tear production and ocular surface.  Vision problems, interference with reading, working, or driving, and complications such as conjunctivitis, ulcers, or scars can be caused from DED.  Itching, burning, redness, a feeling of something in the eye, and pain are a few of the symptoms of suffering from dry eyes.

Dry eye disease can affect anyone of any age.  However, it seems more prevalent in females and older individuals.  There are many factors that can cause dry eyes:  smoking, surgery, hormonal changes, poor indoor air quality, dry air, and contact lenses are just a few.  Experts have found that from one-third Up to half of a community can suffer from DED.

Depression and Dry Eye Disease

The symptoms associated with DED can have a negative effect on the quality of an individual’s life, mood, and mental health.  When symptoms are severe, the individual’s perception of pain along with depression, stress, and anxiety can be present.  It is also thought that those who do not suffer from DED initially may develop dry eye symptoms due to antidepressant medications.

The connection between depression symptoms and the symptoms of dry eyes is fairly stunning.  Patients that did not take psychiatric medications, but still suffered from depression, were found to have dry eye syndrome almost three times more than their counterparts.  If patients who take medication for depression are added into the mix, the numbers rise even higher.  Therefore, doctors are now becoming aware of the fact that many patients who have never been diagnosed with depression should be evaluated when diagnosed with DED.

How TheraLife Helps

The entire line of TheraLife products work by restoring normal health to cells that are injured or performing poorly due to inflammation. These proven formulas increase microcirculation and blood flow which, in turn, deliver vital nutrients and medication to injured sites and reduces inflammation.  When eyes are covered with protective tears, pain is eliminated and patients report relief.

If you currently suffer from chronic dry eyes, the TheraLife All-In-One Eye Enhanced Starter Kit is the perfect solution to help you find relief from dry eye symptoms and pain.  By reducing irritation and inflammation of the tear glands, eyelids, and the surface of the eyes, TheraLife offers a powerful solution to dry eye syndrome without the use of eye drops.  Included in the TheraLife All-In-One Starter Kit:

  • TheraLife Eye Enhanced
  • TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil
  • Eye Lid Cleanser
  • Elasto-Gel Hot Compress

TheraLife Eye Enhanced

Restoring your eyes’ natural ability to produce tears, this FDA-approved tablet has been clinically proven to work for 80% of first-time users.  Complete with a 90-day money back guarantee, TheraLife Eye Enhanced heals the cells of the eyes by increasing the intracellular metabolism, membrane permeability, and blood circulation.  When the tear glands are stimulated, they will secrete tears naturally.

TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil – Molecularly Distilled.  100% Contaminant-free

When tears are thin, they don’t cover the ocular surface.  By using the purest fish oils that have been molecularly distilled, TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil thickens natural tears and prevents excess tear evaporation.  As we age, our body produces less natural acids that our eyes need to function properly.  TheraLife Omega-3 Fish Oil replaces these protective acids and aids in overall healthier eyes.

Eye Lid Cleanser

Clean eyes are healthy eyes.  Therefore, TheraLife includes a gentle, refreshing, and soothing cleaner for the eyelids and eyelashes.  Daily use helps prevent serious eye conditions, such as Blepharitis and Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome, from developing.  Made with HyChlor- an all natural products which prevent re-attachments of bacteria and mites to stop blepharitis forever. Our eyelid cleanser contains no detergents which can cause soreness of eyelids.

Hot Compress

A natural solution that provides relief for those suffering with chronic dry eyes, a hot compress is included in the TheraLife All-In-One Starter Kit for immediate soothing for dry, irritated eyes.  Made of Elastogel, our hot compress retains heat and is easy to clean.

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Nine Simple Tips for Chronic Dry Eye Relief

Nine Simple Tips for Chronic Dry Eye Relief

Your eyes are soar! They hurt!.  You have been told you have chronic dry eyes

You are already using eye drops- feels like you have to put them in every 10 minutes!.

Here are some simple suggestions to help: 

  1. Drink plenty of water – we recommend at least 8 glasses per day. Fruit juices are fine. Avoid caffeine from coffee or soda. Drink decaffeinated coffee as an alternative
  1. Exercise – at least three to four times per week. The more the better! Exercises improve circulation and help deliver blood and nutrients to the eye.
  1. Use humidifiers -either single portable units next to your desk or install it for your central air system. This is most helpful in winter or if you live in a dry, high altitude climate.  Be sure to clean it often in order not to build up bacteria in the humidifier.
  1. Wear wrap around sunglasses outdoors – dry eyes are often light and wind sensitive.
  1. Avoid frequent use of eye drops- do you put eye drops in your eyes, and they feel dry again in 10 minutes? Eye drops wash away mucin, proteins and lipids that thicken your tears to prevent fast evaporation. Long-term use can condition your eyes not to secret tears and exacerbate the dry eye condition.
  1. Wear eye goggles at night – your eyelids maybe partially open during sleep – to test this, tape 2 wet cotton balls onto your eyes for one night and see if your dry eye condition improved when you wake up. If yes, you can buy a goggle to wear at night that contains moisture pads. We recommend TranquilEyes from
  1. Use warm compress over your eyes- to improve circulation and allow you to relax. For more information.
  1. Get enough sleep!
  1. Computer use -schedule frequent breaks and take your eyes away from the computer and look out the window every hour.

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How can TheraLife Eye Help?

TheraLife Eye is effective in reducing inflammation and stimulates tear flow for chronic dry eye relief.  Often people with chronic dry eyes also have blepharitis.  Treating chronic dry eyes reduces the inflammation, and also helps to reduce the recurrence of blepharitis.  It is highly recommended that those who have blepharitis stay on TheraLife Eye long term to increase the rate of success.

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Blepharitis and Chalazion:  Finding Relief for Dry, Painful Eyes

Blepharitis and Chalazion:  Finding Relief for Dry, Painful Eyes

For those who suffer from chronic inflammation of the eyelids, they are not alone.  The most common eye disease known, blepharitis, leaves sufferers with eyes and eyelids that itch, burn, and are red.  Many times, the eyelids stick together in the morning from a crust that forms during the night.  The edge of the eyelid is always affected by blepharitis, but sometimes the inner lining of the eye, the clear outer layer of the eye, and the skin of the eyelid can also be affected.

Adults seem to suffer with blepharitis more than children, and certain families seem to develop this condition along with Down’s syndrome children.  Luckily, there is now relief for those who suffer from blepharitis.

Types of Blepharitis

To understand the overall condition of blepharitis, it is important to have a knowledge of the structure of the eyelid.  The eyelid is made up of two layers.  These two layers can be independently affected by blepharitis.  Since each layer of the eyelid contains unique configurations, one or both of these layers may be affected.

The front part of the eyelid can develop a burning, itching, or irritation.  The cause of this type of pain is most often due to a bacterial infection or a chronic inflammatory skin condition known as seborrheic dermatitis.  When this happens, the anterior or front part of the eyelid is diagnosed with anterior blepharitis.

If the inner layer of the eyelid becomes inflamed, posterior blepharitis is often the diagnosis.  The inside layer of the eyelid contains small glands that secrete oils that protect the eye from dirt and debris.  However, when these glands become irritated from a bacterial infection, the production of excess oils can cause the eyes to feel like they are burning.  The eyelids may also appear red and swollen.  It is believed that bacteria can plug the glands in this part of the eyelid.

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin.  When the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids are affected, seborrheic dermatitis is often the cause.  Interestingly, two-thirds of patients who suffer from anterior blepharitis also suffer from seborrheic dermatitis.  Since seborrheic dermatitis leads to skin that secretes oil, swells the eyelids, and causes the skin to scale and flake, the itching and burning of the eyes can be quite severe.  One or both eyelid layers can be affected.

Complications from Blepharitis

When an abscess forms in the hair follicles or sweat glands of the eyelid, a stye is present.  A stye forms quickly and is often very painful.  A stye occurs in one out of three patients with blepharitis.  Warm compresses often help soothe these painful areas.

Often following the formation of a stye ( which is infectious), or a chalazion is a hard nodule that is created from oils that are trapped in a blocked gland of the eyelid.  Unlike a stye, a chalazion is normally not painful.  A chalazion forms after blepharitis occurs in the anterior or posterior eyelid.  Many patients who have reoccurring blepharitis continually develop a chalazion.  To stop this recurring chalazion, treat the blepharitis which is often caused by dry eyes. To prevent a chalazion from forming, keeping the glands of the eyelid free from blockage is necessary.

Treatment Options for Blepharitis

To prevent blepharitis from occurring, keeping the eyelids clean and the glands free from blockage is necessary.  Crust and sticky secretions can quickly lead to infection, burning, and redness.  A warm wash cloth applied to the eyelid can help to remove some of the sticky secretions.  Cleaning the lids several times a day can also help.  However, bacteria and mites which anchors onto the eye lashes tend to recur causing this cycle of re-infection.  In severe cases, some doctors prescribe antibiotics.  Blepharitis is difficult to treat and prevention is often easier, but it requires special attention from the patient.

TheraLife has a solution to help those suffering from blepharitis:

  • Eye Lid Cleanser – TheraLife has created an eye lid cleanser that helps to clean the eyelid and stops the reattachment of bacteria and mites that can cause inflammation.
  • Hot Compress – Once the eye has been cleaned thoroughly, a hot compress can open up clogged meibomian oil glands. A steady flow of oil to the eye not only soothes red, irritated eyes, but keeps bacteria from forming.  A hot wash cloth is simply not good enough. A gel time or bean baggy that can be heated in the microwave oven is the preferred solution.
  • TheraLife Eye Capsules – TheraLife has created a line of oral capsules to help the cells of the eyes restore balance/functions, reduce inflammation and sustain tears all day long.

TheraLife All-In-One Starter Kit

TheraLife has created a complete kit to help those who suffer from blepharitis.  The kit contains 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye capsules, 1 bottle of molecularly distilled purified Fish Oil, 1 bottle of eye lid cleanser, and 1 gel hot compress—everything needed to relieve blepharitis.  As with all TheraLife products, there is a 90-day money back guarantee.

Don’t continue to suffer with red, itchy, irritated eyes.  Order your TheraLife All-In-One Starter Kit and help your eyes find relief and stay healthy.

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Chalazion Versus Stye:  Knowing the Difference

Whenever a painful bump or hard knot appears on the eye, the only thing a person suffering can think of is relief.  However, a chalazion and stye are different.  It is important to know the difference in symptoms because the treatments for each differ slightly and the causes are different.


When an oil gland becomes blocked, a small bump will appear on the eyelid.  This bump is called a chalazion.  A chalazion can appear on either the upper or lower eyelid since oil glands are all along the eyelid.  A chalazion will usually disappear in a month without any formal treatment.  However, many people do not wish to suffer for a month.

Therefore, the quickest route to healing involved keeping the lids and lashes clean, unblocking the clogged oil glands with a warm compress, and taking a supplement that allows the body to assist with healing.

Symptoms of a Chalazion

Patients who suffer from meibomian gland dysfunction tend to have a recurrence of chalazions.  However, anyone can develop a chalazion at any time due to a clogged pore.  Since a chalazion and stye are both bumps located on the eyelid, there is often confusion over which one is present.  It is important to know which one is present because treatment for a chalazion is much easier than treatment for a stye.

Some common symptoms of a chalazion include:

  • Tender spot on the eyelid
  • Hard lump on the eyelid
  • Increased tearing of the eyes
  • Blurry or blocked vision
  • Light sensitivity


Although not always possible to prevent a chalazion, there are some steps, if taken, that can help future occurrences.  For example, keeping the eyelid area clean, applying a warm compress, and keeping the glands open are some ways to prevent a future chalazion.


When an oil gland becomes blocked due to an infection in the eye, a stye appears.  A stye is a swollen, pus-filled knot that appears on the upper or lower eyelid.  Staphylococcus aureus is the bacteria that causes a stye.  A stye is extremely painful and causes discomfort to the eye.  A stye and a chalazion are different because a stye is caused from a bacterial infection, is painful, and is often larger than a chalazion.

Symptoms of a Stye

Some common symptoms of a stye include:

  • Painful knot that appears on the eye
  • Puss due to infection
  • Crustiness in or around the eye
  • Feeling of scratchiness in the eye

Treatment Options

When treating a stye, TheraLife has created a combination of essential cleansers, supplements, and compresses to speed up and prevent future occurrences.

TheraLife Eye Enhanced can be used to reduce inflammation and restore the ability of the glands located in the eye to produce vital lubricants that keep the eye healthy and moist.  Applying a hot compress to the affected eyelid several times a day reduces swelling and softens any oils that may be blocked in the gland.  Keeping the eyelids clean is vital and TheraLife has included an eyelid cleanser to keep the eyelids clean and prevent infection.  Finally, gentle massage of the lump can help drainage.  Be sure to sanitize the hands before touching the eyes.

For treatment of a stye, TheraLife suggests using TheraLife Eye Enhanced.  Clean the eyelids with the eyelid cleanser, apply a warm compress for 10 minutes twice a day, and do not squeeze the stye.  Even though the eye is painful, resist the urge to rub the eye.  If contacts are worn, replace them with glasses until the stye disappears.  Sometime, a stye will need antibiotics prescribed by a doctor in order to completely eliminate the bacteria from the body.  Consult a doctor if the stye does not clear up in two days.

Recurring Chalazions and Styes

Meibomian gland dysfunction can cause both chalazions and styes to keep cropping up.  The inflammation from both conditions can lead to dry eyes.  Dry eyes are prone to infection.  TheraLife Eye Enhanced helps the body restore natural tear secretion, and in turn, the body is able to produce its own tears.  Natural tears are the best defense against future problems.  TheraLife provides an All-in-One Eye Enhanced Starter Kit which includes everything needed to keep the eyes healthy and clean.

The key to treating and preventing chalazions and styes are maintaining overall eye cleanliness and health.  TheraLife has a complete line of eye kits to help patients heal and keep the eyes healthy.

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Lasik Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

Lasik Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

For those with myopic vision, the ability to see without the use of glasses or contacts can be a freeing experience.  Laser-assister in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) eye surgery has provided those wanting improved vision a means of obtaining near perfect vision with this simple surgery.  However, there are some key issues to address if one is considering having this type of surgery.  For example:

  • The most common complication of LASIK surgery includes dry eye symptoms in most patients.
  • Many patients report dry eye symptoms before surgery.
  • Damage to the corneal nerves and conjunctival goblet cells are often predecessors to dry eye and inflammatory changes in the eyes.
  • Those who are not satisfied with the surgical outcome of LASIK surgery most often cite dry eyes as a factor.
  • Approximately 6 months to 1 year after surgery, the signs of dry eye and corneal sensation return to normal.
  • There are several treatment options for post-LASIK patients including medications, tear drops, and TheraLife®

Scientists are continually improving their understanding of iatrogenic dry eye symptoms after LASIK which will improve their understanding of dry eye disease.

Diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease

Fairly often encountered, but poorly understood, there is not a unique diagnostic test for dry eye disease (DED).  Defined by the International Dry Eye Work Shop, DED is noted to be, “a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear film instability…accompanied by…inflammation of the ocular surface.”

Therefore, those who suffer with eye pain, blurred vision, and an over or underproduction of tears along with inflammation of the eyes, may suffer from DED.  Those who have this type of discomfort before LASIK surgery can almost be assured of an increase in the severity of symptoms related to DED.  Up to 95% of patients who have LASIK report experiencing symptoms of dry eyes.  Luckily, there are several remedies and aids to DED.

Post-LASIK Problems

Several studies have reported that tear quality and production is decreased after LASIK.  Most patients report an improvement of some sort within 6 months to a year after surgery.  With several different studies following patients post-LASIK, the overall conclusions of these studies is somewhat inconclusive, but all of the studies identified some type of recovery within 9 months of surgery.

Corneal sensation is another common problem with LASIK surgery.  Since LASIK damages the nerve fibers of the cornea, the lack of sensory feelings in the corneal region can lead to an irritation of the eye.  Similar to the tear secretion and tear quality studies, corneal sensitivity studies vary in their findings.  Some studies place pre-operative levels of sensation at one month while others found that even at 16 months, not all abnormalities of corneal sensation have returned to pre-LASIK levels.

The corneal nerves and sub-basal nerve plexus of the eye is also affected by LASIK.  However, these nerves have been found to grow additional unconnected nerve fibers approximately 3 months after surgery.  Amazingly, these nerves have been found to not only grow, but to attach between the segments causing an increase in sensitivity over time.  Since these nerves are difficult to track, there have been no studies that link the growing of these nerves and an increase in corneal sensation.

Due to the conflicting and sometimes confusing results of studies, more in-depth studies of the effects of surgery on the ocular region is needed.

Dry Eye Treatments

Quality of life can be greatly affected by chronic dry eyes.  Burning, itching, irritation, and an overall discomfort can cause patients to regret LASIK surgery.  However, there is hope.  There are several types of treatment for dry eyes including artificial tears, additional surgery, lid massage or scrubbing, warm moist compresses, drugs, and all natural therapies like TheraLife®.

While artificial tears show initial promise, the continued use presents problems for patients in the long-term.  Drugs to decrease inflammation are also beneficial, but many patients are looking for a natural way to find relief for their dry eyes.  TheraLife® is an all natural product for dry eye relief.


Addressing the fundamental causes of dry eyes like underactive tear secretion, TheraLife® goes right to the source of the problem.  TheraLife® addresses promoting the production of the body’s own healing tears ending the reliance on artificial tears, drugs, or additional surgery.

End your reliance on measures for your chronic dry eyes that don’t heal the tear duct, but only mask the problem.  Try TheraLife® today and find relief for your chronic dry eyes.  Dry eyes from LASIK surgery may be unavoidable, but living with chronic dry eyes is not.  TheraLife® goes a long way to help those who want to live with healthy eyes.

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Dry Eye Relief: 9 Simple Tips

Get Dry Eye Relief from Dry, burning or strained eyes affect almost 5 million Americans yearly according to the American Association of Ophthalmology.  Dry eyes are caused when the ducts within the eyelids dry up and are unable to produce tears.

During the winter, dry eye problems are even more prevalent.  Cold, dry air and indoor heating are one of the main reasons for winter dry eyes.

Problems with Dry Eyes

Vision problems can be directly related to dry eyes and in some severe cases, the eye ball itself can be damaged.  Menopausal women and those above 50 are at a higher risk of developing problems from dry eyes.

Symptoms of Dry Eyes

Noticeable and unfortunate, recognizing the symptoms of dry eyes is highly important.  Some signs that you may be suffering from dry eyes include:

  • Dry or itchy eyes
  • Foreign body sensations
  • Redness and fatigue in the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity

Dry Eye Relief: Prevention

If caught early, there are some ways to prevent dry eyes.  Some of these handy tips include:

Wear protective eyewear from cold wind and excess light
Wraparound frames shield the eyes from sun and wind, especially when participating in outdoor sports like skiing.  For indoor protection, moisture chamber glasses and goggles trap the moisture around the eye area.

Use artificial tears no more than four times per day
Use of artificial tears make your eyes drier. It does offer relief in mild dry eye cases.  Avoid medicated eye drops that takes the red out which shrink the eye’s blood vessels. They will make your eyes even more red.

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air
Placing a humidifier close to a desk at work or in a corner of the home adds needed moisture to dry air.  The more moisture in the air, the better the eyes will remain fluid and moist.

Add Omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil to daily diet
Healthy fats found in fish such as salmon, herring, or sardines improve tear quality and decrease the inflammation in dry eyes.  Other healthy sources include walnuts, soybeans, flaxseed, and canola oil.

Avoid drinking alcohol
Drinking alcohol can not only leave the mouth parched, but can dry out the eyes too.  Keeping alcohol drinking to a minimum is better for the eyes.

Avoid cigarette smoke
Notorious for causing dry eyes, smoking either by direct contact or second hand smoke, keeps the eyes constantly dry.  The best solution is to quit smoking altogether.

Take breaks from the computer or extended reading
Working for long hours at the computer can wreak havoc on eyes.  Blinking is nature’s way of moving tears across the eyes.  People don’t blink as often when staring at a computer screen.  When working for an extended period of time, blinking frequently or looking away often from the screen or book can help with dry eyes.

Change current brand of contacts or switch to glasses
Taking out contact lenses at the end of the day and wearing glasses are like taking off your shoes—it’s not only good for you, but feels good too.  Extended wearing of contact lenses can irritate the eyes and certain brands or types of contacts have been known to cause certain people problems with dry eyes.

Use an all natural product like TheraLife®
Going right to the source of the problem, TheraLife® is an all natural dry eye relief remedy that addresses the fundamental cause of dry eyes:  underactive tear secretion.  By addressing the issue of dry eyes by promoting the production of the body’s own healing tears, TheraLife® ends the reliance on eye drops.  End your reliance on eye drops that don’t heal the tear duct, but merely mask the problem.  Try TheraLife® today for relief of your chronic dry eyes.

Dry eyes are a common occurrence with computer users, people with LASIK surgery, and with the aging population.  With a little care, preventing and dealing with dry eyes will go a long way in leading to healthy eyes.

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Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome – How Jennifer Aniston Got “Eyelove”

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome – How Jennifer Aniston Got “Eyelove”

Actress Jennifer Aniston recently appeared on a commercial stating that she has suffered for years with dry eyes and was recently diagnosed with chronic dry eye syndrome. According to Aniston, “There are too many beautiful things to see and do to let Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome get in your way.” She shares her story on the Eyelove website located at

What is Eyelove?

Eyelove is a website dedicated to helping people who suffer from dry eyes find ways to treat their dry, irritated eyes with a prescription eye drop. They define eyelove as talking to an eye doctor about your dry, itchy, gritty eyes or occasional blurry vision. The site offers resources such as a conversation guide to take to your doctor to help identify Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome. Videos from doctors discussing the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome are available for viewing along with links to resources pertaining to dry eye relief. In addition to helpful tips on adjustments people can make to their routine and around their homes, the Eyelove website allows users to share their stories about dry eye on social media sites.

Symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome

chronic dry eye syndrome

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome is also referred to as Dry Eye Syndrome or Dry Eye Disease. Since each patient is different, no two cases are exactly the same. However, some common symptoms of Chronic Dry Eye include:

  • Stinging sensation
  • Irritation in or on the eye
  • Grittiness
  • Occasional blurry vision
  • Feeling of a foreign object in the eye
  • Burning eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Redness
  • Watery eyes

If you have any of the symptoms listed above, talk to an eye doctor immediately. Do not wait until the problem gets worse.

How Can I Tell if I Have Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome?

Along with identifying dry eye symptoms, by answering a few simple questions, along with a visit to your eye doctor, a determination of chronic dry eye can be made.

  • Are you using artificial tears often?
  • Do your eyes feel itchy, gritty, or dry?
  • Do you suffer from occasional blurry vision?
  • When on the phone or computer, do your eyes bother you?
  • Do your eyes feel irritated when wearing contacts?
  • Do you avoid reading or watching TV or other activities because of your eyes?

If the answer to one or more of these is yes, Chronic Dry Eye may be present. This condition can get worse over time, but there is now an all natural remedy to this ailment. TheraLife provides an all natural remedy to Chronic Dry Eye.

Where Can I Get More Information Pertaining to Chronic Dry Eye?

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome

In addition to the Eyelove website, those interested in learning more about Chronic Dry Eye and treatments can visit for additional information. The inventors of TheraLife have created a dry eye remedy to help relieve dry eyes naturally with relief that doesn’t just cover up the symptoms of dry eyes, but rather helps the body to modify the imbalance of tear production. When the body can produce its own tears naturally, there is no need for messy eye drops that just mask the symptoms, but never really cures the underlying problem.

TheraLife addresses a fundamental issue – eye drops make eyes drier. TheraLife Eye is an effective, all natural, scientifically tested remedy for dry eyes that reduces irritation and inflammation. TheraLife is clinically proven to work with 80% of first time users! Look no further for a dry eye remedy that restores your eyes ability to produce tears, along with restoring and revitalizing tear secretion. TheraLife Eye is one of the top rated natural remedies for chronic dry eyes.

Order TheraLife online today and obtain an all natural, severe dry eye remedy at your fingertips. TheraLife Eye formula for chronic dry eye syndrome not only restores and revitalizes the tear secretion glands on a cellular level, but it also helps the body begin to produce tears naturally. Visit today to begin your own journey to dry eye relief before allergy season starts!

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Beware!  Allergy Season Is On the Way – Impact on your Dry Eyes

Beware!  Allergy Season Is On the Way – Impact on your Dry Eyes

Ragweed, hay fever, and allergens in general can cause havoc on a persons senses.  Fall is a prime time for allergy sufferers to develop the telltale signs of allergies:  sneezing, itching and watery eyes.  But what if part of the problem is from dry eyes?

My Eyes Aren’t Dry!  They’re Watery!

When most people think about dry eyes, they imaging a person who has blurry vision, no tears, and a general sense of dryness in their eyes.  However, a person with dry eyes can have an excessive amount of watering from chronic dry eyes syndrome.  Let’s take a closer look at what causes dry eyes.

Dry Eye Syndrome

The eyes depend heavily on the flow of tears to provide a layer of moisture and lubrication for comfort and correct vision.  When those tears are lost, a person may experience dry eyes.

Tears are not just water; far from it.  They are a mixture of water, oils, mucus, antibodies, and special proteins.  All of these components work together to form a protective barrier that keeps away infection and keep the eyes pain free.

The symptoms of dry, itchy, red, watery eyes from dry eyes can mimic allergy symptoms, so many people may not realize that they suffer from both dry eye syndrome and allergies!

When a person has dry eyes and is also allergic to fall allergens such as ragweed, the dry eye syndrome can become even worse.  The eyes will naturally water due to allergies, and in response to the constant loss of the vital lubricating oils and other proteins in the tears, the eyes can only produce tears that are mostly water.  This becomes a viscous cycle of eye irritation, tear production, loss of oils on the eye that leads to eye irritation, which causes tear production, and so on.

Help for Dry Eyes During Allergy Season

Luckily, the makers of TheraLife recognize that dry eye sufferers also combat allergies.  A leader in chronic dry eye relief, TheraLife addresses the source of the problem with a natural dry eye relief solution.  By promoting the production of the body’s own healing tears, TheraLife helps sufferers to regain the ability to make their own tears while reducing painful inflammation and dryness. The TheraLife Eye formula also has ingredients that help combat allergies with an all natural formula that does not cause drowsiness.

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Allergies and Dry Eyes?

Taking some preventive steps can help a patient decide if they have allergies, dry eyes, or both.  For example, before spring and fall allergy season begins, visit your ophthalmologist for a complete ocular checkup.  An ophthalmologist can also help a patient determine from their symptoms and an examination if they have allergies, dry eyes, or maybe another eye disorder.

Some common allergy symptoms include:

  • Itchiness
  • Head Congestion
  • Runny Nose
  • Headaches
  • Eye Itchiness or Tearing
  • Puffiness to the Eyelids

Some common symptoms of dry eye syndrome include:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Feeling of Grit, Sand, or a Foreign Body in the Eye
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Excessive Tear Production

Many times, patients will have symptoms of both allergies and dry eye syndrome.  The makers of TheraLife can help patients with the loss of tear production due to excessive tearing of the eyes from allergies.  Doctors who treat of allergy symptoms must also take into consideration that while some of the symptoms the patient presents are allergy related, there may be an underlying dry eye issue that also needs to be addressed.

Why Choose TheraLife

TheraLife is an all natural dry eye relief treatment that goes directly to the source of the problem.  TheraLife targets underactive tear secretion by promoting the body’s own cellular functioning.  After treatment with TheraLife, the body is able to once again produce tears naturally.  An end to the reliance on eye drops and a full restoring of comfortable vision can be obtained.

The proven benefits to TheraLife include:

  • Clinically proven to help the body produce tears naturally
  • Eighty percent of first time users find it works for them
  • Irritation and inflammation of eye surface, lids, and tear glands is reduced
  • Allows the eyes to begin to produce tears naturally
  • Restores and revitalizes the eyes ability to secrete tears.
  • No need to use eye drops
  • 90-Day money back guarantee if not satisfied

Clinically proven to work with 80% of first time users, TheraLife Eye formula not only restores and revitalizes the tear secretion glands on a cellular level, but it allows the body to begin to produce its own tears naturally.  TheraLife is the number one choice for dry eye relief.  Visit today to begin your own journey to dry eye relief before allergy season starts!

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Autoimmune Diseases That Can Cause Chronic Dry Eyes

Autoimmune Diseases That Can Cause Chronic Dry Eyes

Healthy eyes contain a protective film of oil, water, and mucus that keeps the eyes moist.  This protective barrier keeps dirt and debris from irritating the eye. When one of the three important components of this mixture is missing, dry eyes can occur.  Autoimmune diseases can cause chronic dry eyes.

Sjogren Syndrome

Also known as Sjogren’s Disease, this chronic autoimmune disease presents when the white blood cells in the body attack glands that produce moisture—such as salivary and tear glands.  First discovered in 1933, this little known syndrome can affect up to 10 million adults worldwide.

Most of the patients who suffer from this disease are female, 9 out of 10.  Sjogren’s Syndrome can cause complications such as eye infections and is one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders that cause severe chronic dry eyes that are difficult to treat.

Graft Versus Host Disease

Graft-Versus Host Disease (GVHD) is a side effect of cord blood, stem cell, or bone marrow transplant.  Rarely, blood transfusions can also cause GVHD.  Interestingly, almost half of the people who receive allogeneic (donor source) transplants end up developing GVHD.  The skin, mouth, stomach, eyes, and intestines are affected most.

Chronic dry eyes occurs in the eyes of up to 80% of patients who have chronic GVHD.  Symptoms include dry eyes, eye pain, conjunctivitis, light sensitivity, blurry vision, and foreign body sensation.

In order to treat GVHD, a patient must take antibiotics and steroid drugs.  Once this treatment has been established and is successful, a maintenance regime must be put in place.  TheraLife Eye Autoimmune helps to reduce inflammation of the eye and restores glandular tear secretion activity to give patients lasting relief.

Graves’ Disease

When abnormal immune systems cause the thyroid gland to respond with too much thyroid hormone, an autoimmune disorder called Graves’ disease occurs.  Women over age 20 are the most likely group to develop Graves’ Disease, but men may also be susceptible.

Treatments include surgery, antithyroid medicines, and radioactive iodine.

Graves’ Disease can go through several degrees of severity as well as a remission period.  Pain that occurs in the eyes when looking up, down, or sideways along with dry, itching eyes are common symptoms of Graves’ Disease.  Swelling that occurs in the eyes and surrounding tissues causes the eyes to have a bulging appearance.

The preferred treatment for Graves’ Disease is radioactive iodine treatment.  However, this treatment seems to worsen thyroid eye disease.  TheraLife autoimmune formula helps patients suffering from Graves’ Disease by restoring the tear thickness and volume in the eyes.

Ocular Rosacea

Rosacea occurs as a common, chronic, adult skin disease that is controllable with medications.  Ocular rosacea occurs in the eyes and can present before rosacea shows up on the skin.  The significant and pronounced effect of Ocular Rosacea is caused by a disorder of the meibomian gland and blepharitis.

Some common symptoms of Ocular Rosacea include a burning sensation in the eyes, the feeling that a foreign body is present, irritation, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, red eyes, tearing, and a build up of a sticky crusty substance on the eye lashes (Blepharitis) .

Left untreated, Ocular Rosacea can lead to cornea damage requiring a transplant.  After doctor treatment, use TheraLife Autoimmune plus Omega 3 Fish Oil for early intervention.  Containing strong anti-inflammatory ingredients that help regulate the immune system, TheraLife restores the abilityof the eyes to produce tears, and the Omega 3 fatty acids are shown to have anti-inflammatory properties plus a effective, gentle eye lid cleanser to get rid of blepharitis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that causes joint destruction, loss of function, and deformity.  Irreversible joint damage with a high degree of disability accompanies RA and affects twice as many women as men.  Although unknown, the causes of RA appear to be genetic and exposure to environmental agents.  Symptoms of RA increase with age and can be cause by medications or just the severity of the disease.

Rheumatoird arthritis is directly responsible to the contribution of sicca which increases ocular dryness.  Keratoconjuntivis sicca, or chronic dry eyes, is reported in up to 25% of patients who experience RA.  Symptoms are typical:  dry, itchy, watery eyes that appear red.  Corneal abrasions are also reported in RA sufferers.  Treatment consists of steroids and other immune modulation therapy. .   TheraLife Autoimmune, an all natural remedy, helps to restore the tear production functions of the eyes that leads to long lasting relief.

Why TheraLife Eye Work

TheraLife offers a variety of all natural remedies to alleviate chronic dry eye syndrome.  The TheraLife Eye Enhanced Starter Kit comes with everything you need for dry eye relief.  If you suffer from dry eyes due to an autoimmune disease, order TheraLife products today.  Call and talk to a doctor toll ree 1-877-917-1989 US/Canada, International (650)949-6080. Send email inquiry to :

TheraLife: An All Natural Remedy for Dry Eyes

TheraLife: An All Natural Remedy for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can be an uncomfortable, annoying, and painful part of a person’s life.  When the tear ducts aren’t able to provide enough lubrication for the eyes, they can become red burning and painful.  Some common treatments can be uncomfortable or disruptive to your lifestyle.  Constant administering of eye drops can cause a person’s quality of life to suffer.  Quite often other means are necessary in order to rid someone of dry eyes, and one must find the remedy for dry eyes

What Causes Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes can be causes by several factors.  First, an imbalance in the flow of tears to the eyes can cause the tear film to become dried out.  Environmental conditions such as air conditioning units can dry the eyes out.  Some other factors can cause dry eyes, such as:

  • Factors of the aging process such as menopause
  • Drugs like birth control pills and antihistamines
  • Diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and collagen vascular disease
  • Problems with the eyelids that cause them not to completely close

What Are the Symptoms of Dry Eyes?

Some of the classic signs of dry eyes can include just one or many of the reasons listed below.

  • Burning, stinging, or scratching feeling in the eyes
  • A noticeable amount of mucus on, in, or around the eyes
  • A sensitivity to light
  • Red eyes
  • A feeling of constantly having something in your eyes
  • Dry contact lenses
  • Difficulty in driving or seeing at night
  • Watery eyes caused by the irritation due to dry eyes
  • Eye fatigue or blurred vision
  • Pain in the eyes

Since the eyes depend on a constant flow of tears to provide critical moisture to the eye, loss of this lubrication can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms.  When the glands located around the eyes have an imbalance, a person can experience any of these symptoms.

Should I See a Doctor?

As with any physical problems, you should always seek the advice of a doctor if you have concerns related to your health.  If the symptoms of your dry eyes are constant and prolonged, you can talk with your doctor about beginning an all natural eye care regime, such as TheraLife.

Why Are My Eyes Not Producing Enough Tears?

There are several different reasons for decreased tear production, such as:

  • Aging
  • Medical conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Damage to the tear gland from radiation or inflammation

Sometimes, the eyes produce enough tears, but those tears evaporate too quickly because it is not thick enough.  Such culprits include:

  • Smoke, dry air, or wind
  • Overuse of the eyes while reading, working on the computer, or driving
  • Ectropion, which is a turning in of the eyelids.

If you have met with your doctor, determined the cause of your dry eyes, and are looking for a natural remedy, TheraLife is a solution.

What Are the Complications of Dry Eyes?

Some of the complications related to dry eyes include:

  • Eye infections – When the protective tears are not present on the surface of the eyes, the risk for infection increases.
  • Damage on the surface of the eye – Severe dry eyes can lead to serious complications to the corneal surface causing a corneal ulcer and vision problems.
  • Conrea damage necessitating cornea transplantation – a painful and complicated procedure.
  • Decreased quality of life – Not being able to do daily tasks such as reading or driving can lead to a less active and less enjoyable life.
What Can I Do While I’m Waiting to See My Doctor?

As with many problems with our body, we seek the advice of our doctor.  However, while you are waiting for your appointment and looking for an all natural remedy to dry eyes, try TheraLife.

As a leader in all natural dry eye treatment, TheraLife addresses the fundamental cause of dry eyes from the inside out.  By promoting the body to produce it’s own healing tears, TheraLife can help ease the pain and discomfort of dry eyes naturally.

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Remedy for Dry Eyes: How Does TheraLife work?

TheraLife aids the body in restoring normal healthy cells to the eyes.  An increase in microcirculation, increased blood flow, and reduced inflammation are all wonderful side effects of TheraLife.

All of the TheraLife ingredients are safe and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) certified.  Only the highest quality ingredients are used in TheraLife products.  The safety and purity of all TheraLife ingredients are tested to ensure the highest biological activity.  Dry eye suffers from teenagers to seniors can use TheraLife products.

What Are the Results of Taking TheraLife?

Most people experience some relief after the first day of taking TheraLife, but typical results are seen within 2-4 weeks after treatment begins for those with mild to moderate dry eye symptoms.  For those patients suffering with severe dry eyes, relief is seen in 1 to 3 months.

Are There Any Side Effects of using TheraLife?

Some people have reported the following temporary side effects after beginning TheraLife:

  • A coffee-like taste
  • Urine that turns a yellow-green color mostly caused by the beta carotene in the TheraLife formula
  • Thirst – Drinking water will allow all supplements to dissolve quickly in the stomach and aid in digestion
  • Slight Weight Loss – Usually due to an increased intracellular metabolism and will only be temporary

No matter what your symptoms are pertaining to dry eye, use TheraLife if you are looking for an all natural remedy.  If you are tired of the painful, dry, irritating dry eye symptoms, give TheraLife a try today and get relief from your dry eyes.

Preventing Pesky Eye Lid Problems, or Blepharitis

Preventing Pesky Eye Lid Problems, or Blepharitis

Blepharitis, an infection of the eye lids that causes dry eyes, can be treated successfully.  However, in order for full recovery to occur, treatment of both the eyelid infection along with the dry eyes and clogged meibomian glands.  TheraLife has a three-fold approach for completely curing Blepharitis.

Anatomy of the Eye

The anatomy of the eye includes complex structures that allow us to see.  When one of these main structures is not working at all or well, vision can be impaired.

  • Cornea: the clear tissue located in the front of the eye
  • Iris: the colored part of the eye
  • Pupil: a dark circle in the middle of the iris that changes the amount of light allowed into the eye
  • Lens: a small clear disk directly behind the iris and pupil that allows light into the retina
  • Retina: the very back of the eye that senses light

What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids.  The Greek word blepharos means eyelid.  When the eyelids are protecting the cornea from a foreign substance, injury, or infection, the meibomian gland will secrete a liquid full of lubricants to the eyelid.  Blepharitis is an infection that might clog the gland that secretes the liquid to the cornea.

What causes blepharitis?

At the root of every eyelash is an opening where tiny oil glands called meibomian glands are located.  Most cases of blepharitis are caused from an inflammation of the meibomian glands of the eyelids.  Since the opening of each glad is located at the base of the eyelash, an inflammation of this area can cause irritation, and itching of the eyes.  If the meibomian gland becomes clogged and cannot release liquid onto the eye to keep it moist, dry eyes also occur.

Allergic reactions to makeup, hairspray, animals, chemicals, or airborn allergens are some of the culprits that can lead to blepharitis.  Bacterial infections such as Stephylococci or even head lice can cause an inflammation of the eyelids.

What are the symptoms and signs of blepharitis?

Blepharitis usually occurs in both eyes and affects both the upper and lower lids.  Some of the symptoms a person may feel include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Itchy or irritated eyelids
  • Burning sensation
  • A feeling that grit or sand is in the eye
  • A feeling that a foreign-body is in the eye
  • Eyelid crusting
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Flaking of skin around the eyelid area
  • Crusty eyelashes upon waking
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Dandruff like patches on the lashes and eyebrows
  • Bubbly or frothy tears

Sadly, many times a patient is told that the problem is “recurrent conjunctivitis” or “dry eye” due to the common symptoms associated with both.  Eye drops that only lubricate the top layer of the cornea do little to improve blepharitis treatment or cure the condition.

How is blepharitis diagnosed?

After a close examination of the eyelids and a full questioning of the patient of the symptoms experienced, a physician will evaluate the lid margins, oil gland openings, tear quality and quantity, and the base of the eyelashes.  Sometimes, cultures are taken of the discharge and sent to the laboratory for further examination.  If allergies are believed to be the culprit, an allergy evaluation may also be needed.

Is it possible to prevent blepharitis?

With good eyelid hygiene routines in place, blepharitis can be successfully controlled.  Unfortunately, blepharitis prevention is often not considered curable because the factors that create blepharitis can change from time to time.  However, understanding what causes blepharitis and how to avoid agents that may trigger an episode are valuable in prevention.

How can I treat blepharitis?

In cases of chronic blepharitis, the dry eyes and meibomian gland need to be treated for full recovery and future prevention.  TheraLife has a complete solution to your dry eye problems for blepharitis relief.

Good hygiene is the single most important blepharitis home remedy for the natural treatment for blepharitis.  For example, to soften debris and oils that are on the lid, apply a warm wet compress to the eyes for five to ten minutes a couple of times a day.  After the warm compress loosens up the debris, clean the eyelids with a cotton ball or cotton swab with an over-the-counter cleanser for the eyes.

Next, if a patient wears makeup, it is imperative that all eye makeup be removed daily.  If possible, limit or stop the use of makeup on the eyes altogether.  However, this may not be possible for today’s modern woman.  Switching from contact lenses to glasses, even temporarily, may help also.  The key to treatment is to keep the lids clean and free of dirt or other irritants.

Topical or oral treatments to fight the bacteria and mites (Demodex) may also be administered.  Once the offending agent is identified, it becomes much easier to avoid the irritant and treatment becomes more successful.  Adding omega-3 fatty acids, intense light treatment on the glands, and even thermal lid massage have had some success.

Finally, adding TheraLife eye capsules to treat dry eyes is a must!  By promoting the production of your own healing tears, natural dry eye relief is possible.  End dry eye pain and discomfort by getting to the root of the problem.  TheraLife can assist you in cutting your dependence on eye drops while restoring your vision.  End your eye pain today with TheraLife!

Environmental Causes of Dry Eyes

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.

Best and Worst Places to Live For Dry Eyes

Best and Worst Places to Live For Dry Eyes

Best and Worst Places to Live For Dry Eyes

While dry eyes can strike anyone at any time in any location, there are some places that are simply more likely to see victims suffer from dry eye problems than others.  In general, places that are located in very high altitudes or have hot and dry climates are the most likely places to see large numbers of dry eye sufferers.

Fortunately, TheraLife can help your dry eye problems no matter where you live.  If you are suffering from dry eyes, read on to learn more.

High Altitude and Dry Eyes

While the coastal areas of the United States often lie at or slightly above sea level, there are many locations throughout the country that are at very high altitudes.  Examples of very high altitude locations in the United States include:

  • Leadville, CO—10,152 feet.  At more than 10,000 feet above sea level, Leadville is officially the highest city in the United States.  Some parts of the town around Winter Park climb to more than 12,000 feet.
  • Brian Head, UT—9,800 feet.  With the Town Offices elevated more than 9,500 feet, Brian Head is one of the nation’s highest permanent settlements.
  • Taos Ski Valley, NM—9,321 feet.  Taos is a popular ski resort that lies well above 9,000 feet above sea level.
  • Greer, AZ—8,356 feet.  This unincorporated town, located in the White Mountains of Arizona, is a small city but still populated year-round.

High altitude seems to contribute to dry eyes in two ways.  First, the air pressure decreases as you climb higher, which means that it is harder to get oxygen into your lungs and through your body.  As your body struggles to compensate, all extraneous body functions, including producing tears, tend to decrease.

Second, at high altitude, less atmospheric pressure, the air is drier, less moisture.  Liquids evaporate faster because the boiling point of liquids is lower when atmospheric pressure decrease.  Tear tends to evaporate quickly, and your body has to produce more tears to keep up.

Hot, Dry Climates and Dry Eyes

People who live in hot, dry climates may also experience problems with dry eyes.  The desert communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada are good examples of this type of climate, where daytime temperatures can climb to nearly 115º F and where average rainfall is less than 10 inches per year.  The lack of humidity in the air, rather than the temperature itself, is what makes this type of climate so unforgiving to those with dry eyes.

If you suffer from dry eyes and live in a high altitude or hot, desert climate, you must take steps to treat and maintain the tear production in your eyes to avoid possible injury and damage.

TheraLife treats tear production problems at the source, solving dry eye issues for you no matter where you live or under what climatic conditions.  Visit us today to learn how we can help you with your dry eye problems.

TheraLife®: What Is Dry Eye, and What are Relief Options?

TheraLife®: What Is Dry Eye, and What are Relief Options?

TheraLife® targets relief for dry eyes caused by a multitude of factors.  However, there are certain people who are more likely to suffer from dry eye due to age, gender and other factors.  Here are the facts about dry eye sufferers as well as how TheraLife® can help.

What Is Dry Eye?

Simply put, dry eye is a condition in which you do not make enough tears to lubricate your eye tissue or in which the tears are not adequate in composition.  Tears, which are a complex combination of fluids and lubricants, maintain the health of the eye surface and keep your vision clear.  Without the right type and amount of tears, you may suffer serious eye problems.

According to the American Optometric Association, dry eye is caused by two basic problems:

  • Inadequate tear production.  In some forms of dry eyes, the eyes simply do not create enough tears to lubricate the eyes properly.  This condition leads to itchy, gritty and “crusty” eyes in some cases.  Eyes may also be very red, inflamed and painful.
  • Inadequate tear composition.  Another problem that leads to dry eyes is when the eye produces sufficient tears but the composition of the tears lack oils and proteins.

Dry eye goes by many terms, depending on the cause of the condition.  In all cases, however, dry eye is uncomfortable and may be chronic, meaning that it occurs over a long period of time.  It is estimated that at any given time, at least six percent of the total population of the world is suffering active dry eye symptoms.

Keratoconjuctivitis sicca or KCS, also known as keratitis sicca, is the most common type of dry eye condition.  In KCS, the water layer of the tears is inadequate.  This type of dry eyes leads to blurry, gritty, irritated and burning eyes.  It is common for people to rub or scratch at their eyes when they suffer from KCS.  Prolonged, untreated KCS can lead to eye damage and impaired vision.  Other forms of dry eye can also lead to vision impairment if they are left necessitating cornea transplantation.

What Causes Dry Eyes?

KCS or dry eyes can develop for a wide variety of reasons.  Some of the reasons for dry eye include:

  • Aging.  As we get older, we are more likely to experience dry eyes.  This is because as our bodies age, we are less able to support the complex processes that lead to quality tear production.  Most people over the age of 65 have some degree of dry eye.
  • Gender.  Women are the most likely candidates for dry eye or KCS.  While the reason for this remains unknown, experts believe that hormonal fluctuations, especially those related to pregnancy, menopause and the use of birth control pills, may play a role.
  • Drugs.  Medications such as antihistamines or decongestants that interfere with the normal production of mucous in the sinuses may also have an effect on the tears produced in the eye.  This can lead to a dry eye condition, especially with long-term use.  There has also been a link noted between dry eye and the use of anti-depressants and blood pressure medications in some patients.
  • Medical conditions.  Those who suffer from diabetes, thyroid issues and rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop dry eye conditions than those without these diseases.
  • Blepharitis.  Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eye’s surface.  Those with blepharitis often have eyelids that turn inward or outward, leading to the development of dry eye conditions.
  • Refractive eye surgery.  Those who have undergone LASIK or similar surgeries, as well as those who have worn contact lenses for a long period of time, may find that they suffer from dry eye.
  • Environmental factors.  Smoke, dry climate and wind can play a role in increased tear evaporation which can lead to dry eyes as well.
  • Medications – it is known certain prescription  medications cause dry eyes, especially eye drops for glaucoma.
  • Menopause – hormone imbalance is known to cause dry eyes.  The dry eye onset can be sudden.  This is why the largest population of dry eye sufferers are women over 50.
  • Watery Eyes – When dry eyes left untreated for a long time, the body produce crying tears to provide moisture.

How To Treat Dry Eyes

Doctors do not always agree on how to treat dry eye.  In fact, some studies have suggested that natural remedies may be as effective as pharmaceuticals.  Many patients are prescribed drugs that are expensive and may be harmful to the body while failing to completely relieve dry eye symptoms.

At TheraLife®, we believe that the only way to successfully treat dry eyes is to get to the root of the insufficient delivery of blood and nutrients to the eyes.  The natural dry eye relief found in TheraLife® provides internal healing and improves the body’s ability to make tears.  This will reduce inflammation and dryness, leading to better vision.  Utimately, TheraLife® offers a real solution to dry eye problems based on natural substances that will not harm your body or interfere with its natural processes.

TheraLife® is the expert in providing solutions for many types of dry eye problems of every type.  Visit us today to learn more about how we can help you overcome dry eye problems regardless of age, gender, health or any other characteristic.

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