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 Dr. Peters 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.
Dry Eye Relief Mask (D.E.R.M.)
What Is a Dry Eyes Relief Mask?
The most common reason for dry eyes is oil glands that get blocked, called Meibomian Gland Disorder (MGD) or Blephiritis. Patients are able to get relief at home by using a warm compress to loosen up the oil glands. The Dry Eye Relief Mask is specially made to retain heat where it matters most. Using Silica beads that are microwaved to the right temperature, the mask is hypoallergenic and a cost effective solution to your dry eyes.
How does the Dry Eye Relief Mask Work?
Instructions for using the Dry Eye Relief Mask:
- Wet the liner and place it over the back of the mask
- Place in a microwave on high for 20 seconds (under 1000w may need to adjust the length).
- For mild dry eyes wear for 7-9 minutes, for more severe dry eyes 10-20 minutes.
- After finishing treatment, leave the mask to air dry.
- Can be used with many different causes of dry eye, such as itchy eyes or eyes that are dry due to menopause.
Contact Dr. Peters to discuss your dry eye symptoms and to determine whether hot compress eye masks are the right treatment for you.
The Dry Eye Spa and Treatment Center at Peters Family Eyecare serves patients in Bryan, Fort Wayne, Indiana , Toledo, Pioneer, and throughout Ohio.