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BlephEx Treatment For Blepharitis In Huntington, Long Island

At Dry Eye Center At Long Island Vision Care we are pleased to offer BlephEx for treatment of blepharitis. This advanced technology allows us to provide powerful and effective treatment for blepharitis delivered in a comfortable, spa-like environment.

If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, or think that you might have it, then contact us to get the relief you deserve fast.

blephex device for dry eye
blephex device for dry eye

What Is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is related to Dry Eye Syndrome and is often a contributing cause or a parallel condition. It involves inflamed eyelids, particularly where the eyelashes grow and is usually caused by bacterial infections or other skin problems resulting in similar symptoms to Dry Eyes Syndrome in general.

Blepharitis often occurs when the tiny oil glands at the base of the eyelids get clogged or infected. BlephEx is a state-of-the-art eye care treatment that can be used to remove debris and scurf and exfoliate your eyelids.

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How Does BlephEx Work?

BlephEx is an advanced eye care procedure performed at the Dry Eye Center At Long Island Vision Care. The in-office procedure precisely and safely spins a medical grade micro-sponge along the edges of your eyelashes and eyelids providing exfoliation and the removal of the infected debris called scurf.

BlephEx effectively removes the exotoxin-laden biofilm located along your eyelid margin that is responsible for your blepharitis symptoms.

By exfoliating your eyelids, the Blepharitis and Dry Eye Symptoms will improve rapidly, while also helping you to avoid long-term inflammatory damage to your tear glands.

How Long Does A BlephEx Procedure Last?

Our dry eye staff need only about 6 – 8 minutes per eye to perform this procedure. After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. You can rinse your eyes after the procedure and go about your day in comfort.

Is BlephEx Painful?

Most patients experience a tingling or tickling sensation while others also may experience mild discomfort. To increase comfort, we may place a numbing drop in your eyes before we carry out the procedure. At our dry eye clinic, we also aim to provide the treatment in a serene and calm environment. We try to make this procedure as much like a spa-treatment as possible, ensuring that you feel comfortable and relaxed while we attend to you.

How Often Will I Need A BlephEx Treatment?

This depends on the severity and cause of your blepharitis. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4 – 6 month intervals. Typically, the procedure needs to be repeated every 4 – 6 months for maximum relief of soreness and inflammation due to blepharitis.

Effectiveness Of BlephEx

How Is BlephEx More Effective Than Wipes, Drops Or Compresses?

Treatments that rely on eye drops, warm compresses, or wipes often only provide momentary comfort by relieving the symptoms. They don’t generally address the underlying condition.

Even wipes, which are designed to actually clean the eyelid are not, in fact, all that effective as they are not intended to provide full exfoliation. Instead, wipes and hot compresses are best used for maintenance of good eyelid hygiene between BlephEx treatments.

Who Is A Good Candidate For BlepEx?

Blephex is a simple procedure performed by our optometrist for patients with the following symptoms:

  • Itchy or scratchy eyes
  • The feeling of something stuck in your eye
  • Excessive Tearing
  • A buildup of gunk/crustiness in the eyelid area
  • Redness/Inflammation
  • Dry or uncomfortable eyes

Your optometrist will perform a test to see if you are suffering from Blepharitis. Based on the test results, a customized treatment plan will be recommended that may include eyelid exfoliation using Blephex.

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Does Insurance Cover BlephEx?

Usually not. BlephEx is a relatively new procedure and most insurance plans have not yet caught up enough to include it in medical or vision insurance.

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Contact Lens Wearer, Is BlephEx For Me?

Blepharitis is largely affected by the hygiene of the eyelids. Contact lens wearers are therefore far more likely to develop blepharitis and other Dry Eye Syndrome-related conditions. BlephEx is an ideal treatment for any contact lens wearer who develops blepharitis.

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Is BlephEx Safe For Children?

Blepharitis is one of the main contributing causes of Pediatric Eye Inflammation. In principle, there is no reason BlephEx would not be equally effective for children as it is for adults.

However, the use of BlephEx for children should be assessed on a case-by-case basis during a consultation with our dry eye staff.

Serving Patients From:

Huntington | Lake Grove | Hicksville | Brentwood | and the state of Long Island



While we are under construction we are temporarily relocating for the next few months . 

We will be CLOSED Mon 10/24, Tues 10/25, and Wed 10/26 while we move.

Please call our Lake Grove location at 631-737-4411 if you need anything. 

The Huntington office will resume operations in our temporary location on THURSDAY 10/27.

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