BlephEx Treatment For Blepharitis In Vancouver Island, British Columbia
At Dry Eye Center At Valley Vision Optometry we are pleased to offer BlephEx for treatment of blepharitis. This advanced technology allows us to provide powerful and effective treatment for blepharitis delivered in a comfortable, spa-like environment.
If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, or think that you might have it, then contact us to get the relief you deserve fast.
What Is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is related to Dry Eye Syndrome and is often a contributing cause or a parallel condition. It involves inflamed eyelids, particularly where the eyelashes grow and is usually caused by bacterial infections or other skin problems resulting in similar symptoms to Dry Eyes Syndrome in general.
Blepharitis often occurs when the tiny oil glands at the base of the eyelids get clogged or infected. BlephEx is a state-of-the-art eye care treatment that can be used to remove debris and scurf and exfoliate your eyelids.
Effectiveness Of BlephEx
Treatments that rely on eye drops, warm compresses, or wipes often only provide momentary comfort by relieving the symptoms. They don’t generally address the underlying condition.
Even wipes, which are designed to actually clean the eyelid are not, in fact, all that effective as they are not intended to provide full exfoliation. Instead, wipes and hot compresses are best used for maintenance of good eyelid hygiene between BlephEx treatments.
Blephex is a simple procedure performed by our optometrist for patients with the following symptoms:
- Itchy or scratchy eyes
- The feeling of something stuck in your eye
- Excessive Tearing
- A buildup of gunk/crustiness in the eyelid area
- Dry or uncomfortable eyes
Your optometrist will perform a test to see if you are suffering from Blepharitis. Based on the test results, a customized treatment plan will be recommended that may include eyelid exfoliation using Blephex.