It is common for contact lens wearers to experience dry eyes, especially if they tend to wear lenses for extended periods. Caused by a lack of tears, dry eyes can make lenses feel uncomfortable and even cause blurred vision. Tears make the surface of your eyes smooth and clear to help protect them by rinsing away debris that can cause infection. Although many people choose eye drops as a quick solution to dry or irritated eyes, you may prefer to use an eye spray to soothe the symptoms instead
How does dry eye spray work?
Eye sprays are the best option for those who find applying eye drops too tricky, and they are a simpler solution to your dry and itchy eye symptoms. Studies have shown that eye sprays significantly increase lipid layer thickness and tear film stability.
When sprayed onto a closed eye, particles collect at the edges of the eyelid and lashes. When you blink, those particles then spread onto the eye surface. These particles then help repair the protective moisture barrier, allowing for better hydration and retention.
- Perfect for combatting irritated eyes caused by driving, computer use, and air conditioning
- Provides moisture and refreshment to your eyes to relieve dryness and discomfort
Blepharitis can cause difficulties for both contact lens wearers and non-contact lens wearers. However, you needn’t allow the symptoms to persist. At Lenstore, we stock a wide range of products that help manage and soothe the symptoms of blepharitis.
What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is inflammation that appears along the edges of the eyelids. Blepharitis can cause your eyelids to become itchy and irritated and, in some cases, can make them greasy and crusty. People who suffer from blepharitis can occasionally wake up with their eyelids stuck together. Blepharitis is, for the most part, a chronic condition.
What are the causes of blepharitis?
There is no specific cause of blepharitis, but there is a possibility that it is associated with one or more of the following:
- Dandruff on the scalp and eyebrows
- The oil glands in your eyelids malfunction or clogging
- Eyelash mites or lice
- Dry eyes
What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
Typically, you will find that your symptoms are worse in the morning. They include:
- Red, swollen eyelids
- Crusty eyelids
- Greasy eyelids
- Crusty eyelashes
- Watery eyes
- A gritty, burning, or stinging sensation in the eyes
- Red eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Flaky skin around the eyes
- Frequently blinking
Although blepharitis has no cure, there are several over-the-counter treatments you can use to combat the symptoms.
- A hypoallergenic gel that provides treatments to the affected areas without bothering your skin
- 100% free from perfumes and preservatives
- Specially formulated to treat blepharitis and cleanse the sensitive eyelid area
If your symptoms persist or worsen, please speak to a healthcare professional who can advise a suitable alternative.
A heated eye mask helps to soothe the tear film, mend the oil gland, and slow down tear evaporation. After using your mask, your eyes should feel hydrated and rejuvenated. When heated, eye masks can also relieve headaches caused by sinuses.