Dry eye is a common condition that can cause discomfort and blurred vision. Many treatments are available, but Blephex is a new, innovative eyelid treatment. This treatment has effective results. At Sohi Eye Care in North Raleigh and North Hills, NC, our optometrists are experienced in Blephex and can help you find relief from your dry eye symptoms.
What Is Blephex Eyelid Treatment?
Blephex is a quick and easy in-office procedure where our optometrist in Raleigh uses a unique device to gently exfoliate along the lash line, removing built-up debris and oils. This exfoliation allows the eyelid to function more effectively and relieves dry eye symptoms.
Blephex is a safe and effective treatment for blepharitis and dry eye, and there is no downtime or recovery period after the procedure. In addition, Blephex can provide long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms, and many patients report improvement in their vision after treatment.
Symptoms of Dry Eye
The eye relies on tears to keep the eye's surface lubricated and free of debris. The tear glands produce tears composed of water, oil, and mucus.
If the tear glands do not produce enough tears, or if the tears evaporate too quickly, it can lead to dry eye. Symptoms of dry eye include:
- Sensitivity to Light: Your eyes may feel more sensitive to light than usual, and you may be squinting or avoiding bright lights.
- Eye Fatigue: Dry eye can cause eye fatigue, as your eyes must work harder to keep the surface lubricated. This overworking can lead to headaches and neck pain.
- Eye Discomfort: Your vision may be blurred, and you may experience a burning, itching, or stinging sensation in your eyes.
How Is Blephex Eyelid Treatment for Dry Eye Performed?
Our optometrist in Raleigh will begin by assessing your dry eye symptoms and performing a comprehensive eye exam. If Blephex suits you, the procedure will involve using a unique device to remove the oils and bacteria around the eyelashes.
Our optometrist will use a sterile, single-use disposable tip inserted into the Blephex device. The Blephex device will then be moved across the eyelid's surface, using a back-and-forth motion, to remove the outer layer of oil from the eyelid.
After our Blephex eyelid treatment, you may immediately notice an improvement in your dry eye symptoms. However, you will see the full effects of Blephex over the next few weeks as your eyes adjust to the increased production of tears.
Contact Our Eye Clinic to Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Raleigh, NC
If you are suffering from dry eye or blepharitis and want to learn more about Blephex, contact Sohi Eye Care in Raleigh, NC, at (919) 872-1648. We offer Blephex eyelid treatment at North Raleigh and North Hills locations. Our experienced optometrists will work with you to find the best dry eye treatment for your individual needs.