This fall, soothe your eyes with the I-RELIEF™ Therapeutic Eye Mask
by Optoplus / October 2020
Fall is finally here; the weather is cool and the leaves are changing to beautiful red and orange hues. But the coolness and dryness of the air in fall can unfortunately increase symptoms of dry eye, which can turn a gorgeous autumn day into an uncomfortable experience. Furthermore, fall often brings an increase in allergy symptoms, caused by allergens in the pollen released by plants, which can worsen dry eye. Eyestrain caused by staring at your computer, tablet and mobile screen for too long can also worsen dry eye symptoms.
Dry eye affects approximately 25% of the population and is one of the most common but undiagnosed eye diseases. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough natural tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. When we blink, a protective coating of tears is spread over the surface of the eyes. When the quality or quantity of tears is inadequate, dry eye may occur, which can cause burning, irritation, grittiness, redness, swelling, discharge and blurred vision.
Symptoms of dry eye can range from mild and occasional to severe and chronic. However, as dry eye disease often begins with mild symptoms, it is often ignored or mismanaged until symptoms worsen. Treatments for dry eye disease include viscoadaptive, preservative-free eye drops , as well as daily hygiene of lids and lashes. Hot compresses can also provide immediate relief from discomfort and improve blood circulation, stimulate lipid oil production, and reduce tear evaporation, thereby improving overall ocular health.
I-MED Pharma’s I-RELIEF™ Hot & Cold Therapy Eye Mask with ThermaBeads™ can help patients manage their dry eye condition from the mildest of symptoms to more serious conditions, such as blepharitis and meibomian gland disease when used hot. When used cold, I-RELIEF™ helps relieve headaches, sinus pressure, tension and swelling and puffiness around the eyes. The temperature-retaining ThermaBeads™ offer lasting hot or cold therapy.
The eye mask is latex free, non-allergenic, reusable and comes with a soft machine washable fabric slipcover to protect the mask from oils, makeup, and dirt. The I-RELIEF™ Hot & Cold Therapy Eye Mask with ThermaBeads™ is most effective when used as part of a combined treatment plan with I-DROP® Viscoadaptive Tears and I-LID ‘N LASH® Ocular Hygiene Products.
Heat therapy can be used to relieve symptoms associated with blepharitis, MGD, styes and chalazia, as well as to reduce dry eye symptoms such as red, swollen eyelids or a gritty sensation on the eyes. The heat helps liquify the oils in the glands around the eye to enhance flow and prevent the tears from evaporating too quickly. Moist heat also improves blood circulation and helps relax the eyes. Cold therapy is useful for patients who suffer from headaches, sinus pressure and tension which can be the result of long hours on electronic devices and screens. The cold helps to reduce inflammation and the perceived “heat” of irritated eyes by constricting blood flow.
No more puffy, dry, swollen eyes this fall! Use I-RELIEF™ Hot & Cold Therapy Eye Mask to relax and soothe your eyes after a long day. This can help reduce your dry eye symptoms and improve your overall eye health over time.
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