If you suffer from dry eyes, the Dry Eye Relief Mask (D.E.R.M.) might be the right choice for you. The D.E.R.M. mask is filled with silica beads that draw moisture from the air. When you heat the mask in the microwave, it releases the moisture into your eyes. This mask has some valuable benefits.
Your dry eyes might be caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This chronic condition prevents the eyelid’s meibomian glands from releasing oil that helps create tear film. The oil is responsible for preventing your tears from rapidly evaporating, and without it, your tears dry up and cause your eyes to dry out. The D.E.R.M. mask loosens the clogged oils, allowing them to mix with mucus and water to create tear film. This stabilizes your tear film, keeping your eyes moist. If this is the cause of your dry eyes, you’ll notice an immediate improvement.
Dry eyes cause lots of symptoms, including painful eyelids. Your eyelids become sensitive when they aren’t moistened by tears, and simply blinking can cause discomfort. The D.E.R.M. dry eye relief mask instantly hydrates sensitive eyelids. The moisture from the mask makes eyelids feel so much better. When you remove the mask, you’ll notice a huge difference when you blink.
Eyedrops can help with dry eyes, but they are difficult to use. Your eyes are already uncomfortable, so keeping them open while you place eyedrops can seem impossible. The D.E.R.M. mask is much easier to use than eyedrops. You just place the mask over your eyes and relax. You don’t have to try to get those pesky eyedrops into your eyes when you use this mask.
Do you suffer from allergies that make your dry eyes worse? D.E.R.M. can also be used for cold therapies. These therapies provide immediate allergy relief. Many people switch between hot and cold therapies to enjoy optimal relief from dry eye symptoms. Also, because the mask is hypoallergenic, you don’t have to worry about it triggering a reaction when you use it. That makes this a great choice for allergy sufferers.
Another benefit of the D.E.R.M. mask is the short treatment time. You can enjoy relief in as little as 5–6 minutes with the mask. If you need longer treatment to relieve your symptoms, you can use a D.E.R.M. liner with your mask and treat your eyes for 7–9 minutes. The mask comes with complimentary sample liners, so you can try them out to see if you benefit from the extra treatment time. If you do, you can purchase additional liners and continue to enjoy the extra minutes.
Are you suffering from dry eyes and want relief? Family Vision Care Associates is here to help. We can provide a comprehensive examination to determine the source of your dry eyes and recommend treatments. To schedule an exam or find out more about treatments, call 914-359-3300.