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We love sharing stories from our customers.  Sandra Henning wrote us on May 14 to share her story!  

I previously purchased 3 bars of the Tea Tree Face Soap (as well as the Lid & Lash Cleanser), the BEST products I've used in a long, long time!  I'm writing to ask if I might get my next bar free, as stated on the label? Just a brief history:

I'm a 69-year old woman who began wearing contacts in my senior year of high school, and continued wearing contacts exclusively until 1996, when I decided to get radial keratotomy done. Uncorrected, my vision was 20/400. You can imagine my elation at being able to see clearly after the procedure! Alas, all good things must come to an end, LOL. Gradually, as I aged, the benefits diminished, and I inquired about the possibility of having laser done so that I might again enjoy perfect vision. They assured me that they could perform the procedure even after having RK done, but that the corneas would be so thin that this was "the end of the road," no further enhancements would be possible after this.

Somewhere around this time my face began flushing and stinging, and developed small pustules. When my Clinique products failed to remedy the problem, I finally went to a dermatologist, who confirmed my suspicion that I had rosacea. My work as a kitchen designer at Home Depot was adjacent to the lighting aisle, and it was HOT, as well as very stressful, and my condition persisted in spite of the prescriptions.

So, as time went by and my ability to focus when reading declined, I had to purchase cheap drugstore readers to function at work. Gradually I became aware that my eyes were CONSTANTLY watering, to the point where I was required to always have a Kleenex in both pants pockets, and a full box at my desk. People would occasionally inquire why I was crying, which was embarrrassing. I dismissed this condition as allergies as the malady continued to worsen. I contacted an opthmalmologist in despair in 2011, and was diagnosed with ocular rosacea as well as blepharitis. Over 4 office visits, and prescriptions of 20 mg doxycycline, Tobradex ointment, Lastacaft, and Naphcon, the condition appeared to improve slightly, then BAM!! A horrible relapse required me to schedule another visit, which revealed pus in the tear film, and a new prescription for Besivance, which I was told was "the strongest" and should alleviate my suffering, which it did, for a while.

I have suffered with constantly-watering eyes since about 2006, until I discovered your Facebook post, and your wonderful products. I've been wearing bifocals now for several years, and realized that it was way beyond time for new glasses and a thorough eye exam. This new doctor prescribed doxycycline again, but 50 mg this time, as well as advice to purchase only preservative-free eyedrops. SWEET VICTORY!!! My eyes have gradually stopped watering throughout the day, and my new progressive bifocal glasses are equipped with Transitions lenses so I don't have to worry about bright sunlight.

I'd like to thank Drs. Jenna and Travis for the excellent advice and wonderful, effective products that, together with a great ophthalmologist, have enabled me to finally beat this beast. I recently wore makeup again to a wedding, and experienced no ill effects. I am beyond happy, and wanted you to know how much you've helped.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Sandra Henning 

 

If you too have had an amazing experience with our products and want to share your story, please send us an email to happy@eyelovethesun.com! We'd love to hear from you!  


One Love,

Drs. Jenna and Travis Zigler

Drs. Jenna and Travis Zigler

Why you should NOT use Visine and Cleareyes by Dr. Travis Zigler

Why you should NOT use Visine and Cleareyes by Dr. Travis Zigler 0

 Why you should NOT use Visine and Cleareyes by Dr. Travis Zigler

 

Hey there, Dr. Travis Zigler here from Eye Love. We’ve been getting a lot of activity on our blog in our website lately regarding Visine and Cleareyes and our articles about why you should not use something like Visine and Cleareyes has been getting a lot of attraction. So, I wanted to do a quick video on it. The reason that you don’t want to take Visine or Cleareyes, it has a substance in it called “tetrahydrozoline”. Hydrozoline, what that does is it's a vasoconstrictor. A vasoconstrictor just is a fancy word for making the blood vessel smaller, and so, the blood vessels of your eye when they are dilated or big, they’re going to look redder, or more red, and when they look more red there’s a reason for that problem. It could be allergies. It could be dry eyes. It could be any number of things, pink eye, viral infection, bacterial conjunctivitis, a bacterial infection. It can be any of those things. So, finding the problem, the root cause of that, is the key thing and Visine doesn’t even get close to finding the cause, it just makes the blood vessels shrink. What happens is, if you start getting reliant on Visine, your constantly putting the drug in to shrink your blood vessels. What that's going to do eventually is, it’s going to make you rely on that medication and so you’re going to start taking it once a day, and then you’re going to start taking it twice a day, and you’re going to start taking it 3x a day, four, etc. You’re going to start taking it more, more, and more. You’re going to make the problem worse by taking it more times a day. The reason this happens is something called rebound, the rebound effect. So when you take it your blood vessels get reliant on it and then it expands a lot bigger. Then you take it again, and then it expands a lot bigger again. It just constantly goes through this cycle, so finding the cause of the problem is the best treatment and that’s just seeing an eye care practitioner, going by symptoms, and having them take a look at your eyes. Most likely the common cause, the most common cause, is usually dry eye and that’s a pretty easy fix. We’ve done many articles and videos on that and you can read more on the blog as well. Let me know if you have any questions about that on why not to use Visine or Cleareyes or any of those and I’ll talk to you in the community.

One Love,

Dr. Travis Zigler

 

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Hey there, Dr. Travis Zigler here from Eye
Love.

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um, We’ve been getting a lot of activity on
our blog in our website lately regarding Visine

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and Cleareyes and our articles about why you
should not use something like Visine and Cleareyes

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has been getting a lot of attraction.

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So, I wanted to do a quick video on it.

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Um, the reason that you don’t want to take Visine
or Cleareyes, it has a substance in it called

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“tetrahydrozoline”.

0:00:24.580,0:00:29.260
Hydrozoline, what that does is it's a vasoconstrictor.

0:00:29.260,0:00:36.929
A vasoconstrictor just is a fancy word for
making the blood vessels smaller, and so, the

0:00:36.929,0:00:41.760
blood vessels of your eye when they are dilated
or big, they’re going to look redder, or

0:00:41.760,0:00:46.659
more red, and when they look more red there’s
a reason for that problem.

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It could be allergies.

0:00:47.659,0:00:48.659
It could be dry eyes.

0:00:48.659,0:00:54.010
It could be any number of things, pink eye,
viral infection, bacterial conjunctivitis,

0:00:54.010,0:00:55.519
a bacterial infection.

0:00:55.519,0:00:57.329
It can be any of those things.

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So, finding the problem, the root cause of
that, is the key thing and Visine doesn’t

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even get close to finding the cause, it just
makes the blood vessels shrink.

0:01:07.040,0:01:11.690
What happens is, if you start getting reliant
on Visine, your constantly putting the drug

0:01:11.690,0:01:13.960
in to shrink your blood vessels.

0:01:13.960,0:01:18.440
What that's going to do eventually is, it’s
going to make you rely on that medication

0:01:18.440,0:01:21.470
and so you’re going to start taking it once
a day, and then you’re going to start taking

0:01:21.470,0:01:25.020
it twice a day, and you’re going to start
taking it 3x a day, four, etc.

0:01:25.020,0:01:27.140
You’re going to start taking it more, more,
and more.

0:01:27.140,0:01:32.410
You’re going to make the problem worse by
taking it more times a day.

0:01:32.410,0:01:36.700
The reason this happens is something called
rebound, the rebound effect.

0:01:36.700,0:01:42.560
So when you take it your blood vessels get
reliant on it and then it expands a lot bigger.

0:01:42.560,0:01:45.380
Then you take it again, and then it expands
a lot bigger again.

0:01:45.380,0:01:51.370
It just constantly goes through this cycle,
so finding the cause of the problem is the

0:01:51.370,0:01:56.860
best treatment and that’s just seeing an
eye care practitioner, going by symptoms,

0:01:56.860,0:01:59.310
and having them take a look at your eyes.

0:01:59.310,0:02:04.420
Most likely the common cause, the most common
cause, is usually dry eye and that’s a pretty

0:02:04.420,0:02:05.420
easy fix.

0:02:05.420,0:02:11.260
We’ve done many articles and videos on that
and you can read more on the blog as well.

0:02:11.260,0:02:16.670
Let me know if you have any questions about
that on why not to use Visine or Cleareyes

0:02:16.670,0:02:19.269
or any of those and I’ll talk to you in
the community.

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