Hot Compress Eye Masks Provide Effective And Rapid Relief.
A Simple Solution For Those Suffering From Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, Or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
Treating Your Dry Eye With Hot Compresses
If you are suffering from the symptoms of Dry eye this low tech solution may be just what the doctor ordered. A hydrating hot compress eye mask that contains special beads which continuously absorb and store water molecules from the air.
When the mask is microwaved, the clean, natural moist heat goes to work immediately to provide soothing relief. A heated eye hydrating mask helps to stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function and slows tear evaporation.
Your properly hydrated and lubricated eyes will now be able to expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your patients’ eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
What Are Hot Compress Eye Masks Helpful For?
Hot compress eye masks are effective at reducing the severity of three extremely common and uncomfortable eye diseases.
Chronic Dry Eyes
Chronic dry eyes is one of the most common eye diseases. As many 90% of people who spend over two hours a day in front of a computer will experience dry eye symptoms. The cause is a lack of lubrication, either from inadequate tear production or from infrequent blinking (commonly occurring while using a computer).
Blepharitis is an eye condition which causes inflamed eyelids, burning, and discomfort. It is caused by an build up of bacteria which leads to biofilm under and near your eyelids.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
The leading cause of dry eyes, it is the blockage of the oil secreting glands, which causes your tears to evaporate too quickly. Applying a warm compress will unclog the debris permitting for the oil and other tear-gland-blocking debris to be easily removed.
Hot Compress Eye Masks For Effective & Rapid Dry Eye Relief
If you are suffering from mild to moderate dry eye symptoms, such as itchy and gritty eyes, this low tech solution may be just what you need. Hot compress eye masks are easy to use and a natural way to treat blepharitis, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and specifically – chronic dry eye disease.
What Is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye disease (DES) is a condition where the eyes chronically feel dry, irritated, and uncomfortable. This is due to either insufficient or poor quality tears. Other symptoms include:
- Watery eyes – the eyes may overproduce tears to compensate for the lack of lubrication
- Red eyes
- Fatigued eyes
- Sore or achy eyes
- Blurred vision
- Photophobia (light sensitivity)
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and suspect you may have dry eye, speak with us about the latest dry eye treatments available. Hot compress eye masks are one of the recommended methods for relieving dry eye.
How Does A Hot Compress Eye Mask Provide Dry Eye Relief?
A hydrating hot compress eye mask contains special beads that continuously absorb and store water molecules from the air. When the mask is warmed up in the microwave, the clean, natural moist heat immediately begins to provide soothing relief for your eyes. A heated eye mask helps stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function, and slows tear evaporation.
After using the mask, your hydrated and lubricated eyes will be able to expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your eyes feel refreshed and rejuvenated. The heat from the mask also helps unblock meibomian glands and produce more tears.
Contact us to discuss your dry eye symptoms and to determine whether hot compress eye masks are the right treatment for you.
Dry Eye Center At Long Island Vision Care serves patients in Huntington, Lake Grove, Hicksville, Brentwood, and throughout Long Island.
How Do I Clean The Mask?
A light hand wash and air dry does the trick. You can use a light soap to get rid of any stains or dirt, but overall it is a very easy clean.
Easy At Home Care For MGD And Blepharitis
Hot compress eye masks are easy to use and natural way to treat chronic dry eye, MGD and Blepharitis. It takes only 20 seconds in the microwave, then apply the mask over your closed eyes for several minutes. The moist heat goes to work immediately to help slow tear evaporation. There is no need to add water, no waiting and no mess.
Just as the average weekend-warrior treats his sore back or other muscles with heat, treating dry eyes with moist warmth works on exactly the same principle. Moist heat is one of the best, natural ways to treat pain caused by eye strain.
Follow-up your hot compress with increased vigilance in your general eye hygiene. Good eye hygiene will improve symptoms relating to dry eye syndrome, and particularly for blepharitis sufferers.