Suffering from dry eyes can be more than just a slight irritation. Over 85% of the time dry eyes are caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). The use of fake tears only provides temporary relief since they are not designed to address gland disorders like MGD. EverTears®, a product invented by the doctors at ThermaMEDx, is more than just a pack of warm compresses for dry eyes.
What Is MGD?
The symptoms of MGD start as a small irritation but then gradually worsen over time if not treated. Rubbing the eyes will not trigger dry eyes to produce more tears or help with dry eye symptoms from MGD. In fact, excessive rubbing of the eyes may actually be harmful.
MGD is a condition affecting the tiny glands in our eyelids, Meibomian glands, that produce protective oils. Every time we blink, these glands secrete a small amount of oil to create a thin layer that covers the tear film on our eyes. This layer of oil lubricates the eye and allows the light to process through the eyes. When these glands become clogged or irritated, the flow of oil is reduced which allows our natural tear fluid to evaporate, causing dry eyes. This can happen for a variety of reasons such as hormonal changes due to pregnancy or menopause, stress, wearing contacts, and even putting on makeup. If not treated with warm compresses for dry eyes, MGD can lead to significant concerns such as blurry vision, watery eyes, painful swollen eyes, blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids.
Do I Have MGD?
There are some simple signs that point to MGD. If your eyes are often dry, scratchy,
red, burning, or even watery, these symptoms may signal more than just an allergy. Often the burning can lead to a feeling of sandpaper in your eyes, making you want to rub your eyes all the time. If there is something in your eye, artificial tears can help rinse debris out and your eyes should return to normal. However, if you are constantly using eye drops and there is no change, it may be MGD. Other symptoms may include blurry vision that will improve only slightly after vigorous blinking. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms you may want to seek advice from an eye care professional near you that specializes in the best dry eye treatment. Most doctors recommend the use of warm compresses for dry eyes, like EverTears® by ThermaMEDx.
EverTears®: The Best Warm Compresses for Dry Eyes
Technology for the treatment of dry eyes has improved over the last few years and now EverTears® is highly recommended by doctors to help those suffering from dry eyes related to MGD. Many people gave up on previous treatments like microwave-heated masks that were not convenient and could not ensure delivery of a precise temperature that was safe and effective. The EverTears® warm compresses for dry eyes are clinically proven to provide relief from dry eye symptoms as well as help address MGD with regular use to enable our eyes to retain more of our natural tear moisture instead of constantly having to reach for “artificial tears”.
Before EverTears®, carrying around a compress or microwave-heated mask was a nuisance and often unsanitary. Having to heat the compress or mask in a dirty microwave and hope that it was hot enough to unblock clogged glands, yet not too hot to burn your eyelids, was a hassle and potentially even dangerous.
EverTears’® warm compresses for dry eyes come in a hygienic package for traveling or for the bedside. Simply bend the pre-moistened compress in the middle (no microwave needed) and it will automatically provide moist heat to the precise temperature to open the pores and help reduce build-up in the glands. You can have precision cleaning and control with a warm compress from EverTears®.
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