Many people suffer from dry eye disease. Blepharitis and dry eye disease are similar. You may have dry eye disease if you have itchy eyelids and swelling. You shouldn’t attempt to diagnose yourself. Instead, our optometrist should be consulted to diagnose your condition properly. If you live in Addison, Westmont, or Burbank, IL, and have sore eyelids, schedule an appointment with Eye Care Center Limited.
What Is BlephEx?
BlephEx is a painless procedure performed by our optometrists in-office. It helps relieve or reduce symptoms of blepharitis, like red eyelids. BlephEx removes excess bacteria and toxins that live along the lash margins and cause inflammation and disease. During the procedure, optometrists spin a disposable micro-sponge that is medically safe along the edge of the eyelids and lashes. In about six to eight minutes, the flakes on the surface are removed, debris discarded, and eyelids are exfoliated. You must follow nightly instructions to ensure your eyelids remain healthy and clean. In general, eyelids are difficult to clean. The BlephEx procedure is a practical and pain-free solution for those with eyelid inflammation.
How Fast Will It Work?
Most patients feel results immediately after the first treatment. However, the severity of the condition impacts how drastic the results are. For example, if you have significant damage to your tear glands, it may take several weeks to notice an improvement. These treatments are needed every four to six months. Routine care is important to reduce bacteria and keep it under control.
Why Choose Eye Care Center Limited?
Eye Care Center Limited works hard to make your eye care a priority. We are committed to providing the best eye care, with a commitment to providing every patient individualized care. Everyone’s eyes are different, and we approach each patient with that understanding. We understand the importance of your vision and are committed to treating it with the same level of importance. We communicate with you every step of the way, so there are no surprises. You will always have a complete understanding of your dry eye condition and your treatment plan. In addition, we offer comprehensive vision exams and emergency services to ensure all your needs are met. Contact us at Addison (630) 543-0607, Burbank (708) 599-0050, or Westmont (630) 969-2807 to schedule an appointment to see all the services we can provide you.