In the blink of an eye...
In normal circumstances, you blink around 20 to 25 times a minute, which stimulates the production of tears and maintains your eyes' moisture barrier.
However, when you spend time in front of a screen, you blink only seven to 10 times a minute, which causes your eyes to dry out and to get fatigued and irritated. That's why it's so important to keep them lubricated.
Of course, other factors can disrupt the production of tears, such as hormonal changes or the side effects of certain drugs, such as antidepressants.
Increased eye dryness is also attributed to external factors such as smoke, dust, allergens, indoor heating, contact lens wear and more.
What are tears good for anyway?
Tears moisten the surface of the eyes and help wash away dust and dirt. A stable tear film also nourishes the cornea, protects the eye from inflammation and provides clear vision.
An unstable tear film constantly allows moisture to escape, which leads to dehydration of the eye surface, causing dry eye symptoms such as:
- the feeling that you have a grain of sand in your eye
- puffy, tired-looking inner eyelids
- eye redness
- overly watery tears due to an insufficient proportion of lipids in the tear film
The anti-drying solution for your eyes
There are several brands of eye drops on the market. Choosing the right formula is essential to keeping your eyes healthy. It's important to make sure that the product you use contains the ingredients needed to stimulate tear production, such as A.Vogel Eye Drops, which are made with 100% natural-source ingredients.
This product contains hyaluronic acid, which prolongs tears' effects on the eye, helping to stabilize it and improve hydration.
Furthermore, A.Vogel Eye Drops are made with the extracts of a plant long used by naturopaths, euphrasia. This alpine flower contains flavonoids and tannins that have anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and antimicrobial properties.
A.Vogel Eye drops, combining extracts of euphrasia and hyaluronic acid, effectively hydrates eyes that are either stressed by the screens we use for work and play or dried out by the dust and other pollutants we encounter when working or simply being outside.
The sterile dosing system, which dispenses one drop at a time (single-drop dispenser), also keeps the contents sterile for six months after the bottle is opened. The air needed by the pump system is fed through a special filter, thus avoiding the need for preservatives.
This same process also makes it easy to get the drops where they belong, in your eye, unlike the plastic containers that typically release several drops at a time, resulting in the loss of part of their contents. Contact lens safe, phosphate-free and preservative-free, A.Vogel Eye Drops relieve dry, irritated, tired and burning eyes.
To protect your eye health even better, consider A.Vogel Sharp Vision tablets, which are high in antioxidant ingredients such as zinc, carrot, marigold and blackcurrant.
Sharp Vision protects your eyes from damage caused by sunlight, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Note that the marigold used in Sharp Vision's formulation is a source of lutein and zeaxanthin. Lutein is known to help improve the optical density of the macular pigment, which helps protect the eyes (retina) by filtering out harmful blue light.
When used together, A.Vogel Eye Drops and Sharp Vision form a dynamic duo that can help you maintain the health of one of your body's natural wonders, YOUR EYES.
Some important things to remember about A.Vogel Eye Drops: