Hot Compress Eye Masks: Effective & Rapid Dry Eye Relief in Calgary
A Simple and Effective 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 Dry Eyes symptoms, such as itchy and gritty eyes, this low tech solution may be just what you need.
A hydrating hot compress eye mask contains special beads that 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 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.
What Are Hot Compress Eye Masks Helpful For?
Hot compress eye masks are effective for mitigating the symptoms of three common eye conditions.
Chronic dry eyes is one of the most common eye diseases. In fact, as many as 90% of those who spend over two hours a day in front of a computer will experience dry eye symptoms. This is because people who stare at screens tend to blink less than they normally would, which diminishes much-needed eye lubrication and can cause dry eyes.
Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is the inflammation of the eyelids, which leads them to be sore, red and causes eyelashes to be crusty. This tends to occur when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes get clogged.
MGD is the leading cause of dry eyes. It is caused by the blockage of oil secreting glands (meibomian glands), which leads tears to evaporate too quickly. Applying a warm compress will unclog the tear-blocking debris, allowing it to be easily removed, thus permitting the natural flow of eye lubrication to resume.