Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Dry eye complaints such as itching or burning eyes, are now the number one reason for eye doctor visits in the United States. Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research center in Grants Pass, Oregon, has been working on the problem with eye doctors worldwide for many years. As a result, the research center developed and patented the first ever non-eye drop product for dry eye relief. According to Founder Sharon Kleyne, the research center’s US patent was the first ever awarded on pure water as an application for dry eye relief.
According to Kleyne, Natures Tears® EyeMist®, the personal, portable hand-held humidifying device, with proprietary technology developed and patented by her research center, was widely accepted by doctors, patients and buyers. Prior to 2008, the product was available online, in 70,000 retail outlets and in several thousand doctors’ offices. During the nationwide financial slowdown, the company was unable to maintain its national advertising commitment and accounts were lost.
Substantial progress has been made in recovering those accounts and expanding sales to a global market. This effort was substantially helped by the recent awards of global patents on the proprietary bag-on-valve technology behind Natures Tears® EyeMist®.
The patent, according to Bio Logic Aqua Research Patent Attorney Howard Eisenberg, describes dryness of the eye, and the resulting irritation, as being due to evaporation of a portion of the water from the middle, or “aqueous” layer of the highly complex tear film covering the eye’s surface. The tear film is 98% water and without the moist tear film, vision would not be possible. When water is lost to excessive evaporation or poor tear production, the fluid in the middle layer becomes overly concentrated, resulting in s stinging sensation.
Nature’s Tears® Eye Mist®, Kleyn
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