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Hot compress eye masks Near Lake Zurich

Providing effective and rapid relief for those suffering from Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
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A simple solution for those suffering from Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). Hot compress eye masks provide effective and rapid relief.

Treating Your Dry Eye With Hot Compresses

If you are suffering from the symptoms of Dry Eye, this simple solution may be a way to minimize symptoms and might even be part of a maintenance regime prescribed by our optometrists following your Lipiflow treatment.

A hydrating hot compress eye mask contains special beads which 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. A heated eye hydrating mask helps to stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function and slows tear evaporation.

Your properly hydrated and lubricated eyes will now be able to expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your patients’ eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

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When Would I Use A Hot Compress Eye Mask?

Hot compress eye masks are effective at reducing the severity of three extremely common and uncomfortable eye diseases.

Easy Preventative Care

Hot compress eye masks are easy to use and a natural way to treat chronic dry eye, MGD and Blepharitis. It takes only 20 seconds in the microwave, then apply the mask over your closed eyes for several minutes. The moist heat goes to work immediately to help slow tear evaporation. There is no need to add water, no waiting and no mess.  

Just as the average weekend-warrior treats his sore back or other muscles with heat, treating dry eyes with moist warmth works on exactly the same principle.  Moist heat is one of the best, natural ways to treat pain caused by eye strain.

Follow-up your hot compress with increased vigilance in your general eye hygiene. Good eye hygiene will improve symptoms relating to dry eye syndrome, and particularly for blepharitis sufferers.  

Chronic Dry Eyes

Chronic dry eyes is one of the most common eye diseases. As many as 90% of people who spend over two hours a day in front of a computer will experience dry eye symptoms. The cause is a lack of lubrication, either from inadequate tear production or from infrequent blinking (commonly occurring while using a computer).


Blepharitis is an eye condition which causes inflamed eyelids, burning, and discomfort. It is caused by an build up of bacteria which leads to biofilm under and near your eyelids.

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)

The leading cause of dry eyes, is the blockage of these oil secreting glands. A proper amount of oil is needed in your tears to prevent them from evaporating too quickly.  Applying a warm compress can help unclog the debris, permitting for the oil and other tear-gland-blocking debris to be easily removed. 

Frequently Asked Questions about hydrating eye masks

How do I clean the mask?

A light hand wash and air dry does the trick. You can use a light soap to get rid of any stains or dirt, but overall it is a very easy clean.

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Long Grove | Arlington Heights | Palatine | Buffalo Grove | and the state of Illinois