There are some common conditions that affect your eyelids such as Blepharitis, dry eye, and inflammation. Keeping your eyelids clean and hygienic is a good way to reduce your risk of these conditions and help abate them if you already have them. There are a few different ways you can help avoid these problems.
You should always wash properly around your eyes to make sure debris and dirt are not present near the eyelid. If you wear makeup, make sure it is completely washed away. This is especially important for eye liners. You can also use a gentle water based eye wash to improve your eyelid hygiene.
If you'd like to learn more about eyelid health and hygiene, please contact us today. We'd be happy to take your call and answer any questions you may have.
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each individual eyelid. The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes and is well tolerated. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals