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Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes for Dry Eyes By Daniel J Tepper on November 13, 2018

Rubbing your eyesIf your eyes are dry, itchy, or irritated, they can negatively impact your vision and your well-being. Thankfully there are many at-home and professional dry eye treatment options out there, and we can help design a treatment plan just for you. This focus on the patient and their needs is what makes Wicker Park Eye Center one of the leaving vision practices in Chicago, IL.

What many patients don’t realize is that cleanliness can help address dry eye to a certain extent. Let’s consider the importance of having clean eyelids and why Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes could be one part of treating your dry eye.

Why Cleaning the Eyelids Is Important

More and more eye care specialists agree that cleaning off the eyelids can be beneficial to eye health and vision quality. By cleaning your eyelids regularly, you are preventing eye infections and styes, avoiding potential damage to the surface of the eye itself, and potentially preventing attacks of dry eye. Washing your face properly and daily helps, but there are also products that make cleaning the eyelids a whole lot easier. That’s where Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes come into play.

What Are Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes?

Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes are wipes that are specially designed to clean, soothe, and massage a person’s eyelids. Using these eyelids wipes helps keep the skin of the eyelids clean and your eyes feeling refreshed.

Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes have two key ingredients:

  • Tea Tree Oil - Tea tree oil is an excellent ingredient for eyelid wipes since they are anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal. This is key for washing away potential causes of infection and irritation.
  • Coconut Oil - In addition to being anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal, coconut oil is also anti-inflammatory. The coconut oil will also help moisturize the eyelids, which can be very soothing for people who suffer from eye irritation.

Using Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes

Using Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes is simple.

After a shower, bath, or washing your face, use a Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipe to clean the eyelids and the area around your eyes. Both the upper eyelids and lower eyelids should be wiped thoroughly to clean the skin around the eyes.

Overall, the wiping takes just a minute or so to clean both eyes, and only needs to be done once a day. That’s all there is to it.

How Effective Are Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes?

Many patients are surprised to find out how dirty their eyelids can get, and just how good it feels to use the Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes. People with dry eye tend to experience greater relief of their symptoms.

Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes can address the following problems:

  • Dry eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Itchy and burning eyes
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Watery eyes
  • Eye fatigue
  • Eye discomfort

Should I Consider Getting Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes?

It’s worth a try if you suffer from dry eye, eye irritation, or other problems that impact your eye health. During the consultation process, we can recommend a number of dry eye treatments that might be most ideal for you.

What If That Doesn’t Help My Dry Eye?

If Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes do not offer complete relief of dry eye, we can discuss other treatment options to consider. If anything, Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes can serve as a supplement to more involved dry eye treatment, and a way to help manage some of the side effects of the condition.

Contact Wicker Park Eye Center

For more information about Blephadex™ Eyelid Wipes and other treatment options for dry eye, be sure to contact Wicker Park Eye Center. Our team is here to help. You can reach our office by phone at (773) 453-2437.

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At Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL, Dr. Daniel J. Tepper, a board-certified ophthalmologist and Parisha Shah, fellowship-trained optometrists, provide patient-centric eye care. Our affiliations include:

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