Dry eye typically occurs for one of two reasons. The first is that the body isn’t creating enough tears. The second is that the tears don’t have enough meibum, or oil in them to keep them from evaporating right away.
When a biofilm develops on your eyelid, causing blepharitis, it can clog the meibomian glands which are responsible for producing the meibum your tears need. If the glands can’t produce enough meibum to keep your tears from evaporating right away, your eyes become chronically dry and irritated.
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BlephEx Treats and Prevents Blepharitis
You shouldn’t have to live with the discomfort of blepharitis and dry eye. That’s why we’re proud to offer BlephEx treatments; a simple and effective process to help treat blepharitis.
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The I-PEN® Tear Osmolarity System
This small device detects and indirectly measures the quality and amount of natural tears for a quick and easy diagnosis of mild, moderate, and severe dry eye disease. Get reproducible, accurate, and reliable results in less than 5 seconds per eye with single-use sensors. This cutting edge ocular technology gives Shaughnessy Optometry a diagnostic advantage for successful dry eye management and treatment.
How Does BlephEx Work?
Our handheld BlephEx tool features a tiny spinning micro sponge. We’ll gently apply this micro sponge to your eyelid margins and lash lines; effectively removing the biofilm and any bacteria and parasites hiding in it, and clearing out the meibomian glands; allowing your eyes to produce good quality tears again!
BlephEx is a lot like brushing your teeth; if you have it done regularly, you’ll probably never encounter blepharitis or other similar conditions! We recommend having BlephEx treatment monthly to keep your eyelids healthy and biofilm free!
Book your BlephEx appointment today.