From ageing to computer-use, many factors can affect our eye health and vision leaving us with sore, gritty, tired eyes. Two of the most common eye conditions are Blepharitis and Dry Eye. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and best treatments to help you select the right eye care products from the Thea range.
Dry Eye is a condition where the surface of the eye becomes inflamed and sore due to a poor relationship between the tear film and the eyelids. This might be because your eyes are not producing enough tears, or that the chemistry of the tear film is out of balance.
Management of Dry Eye involves using the correct lubricating eye drops. It is also important to eat a balanced diet that includes Omega-3 fatty acids and to make sure you stay hydrated all day.
Blepharitis literally means ‘inflamed eyelids’. It can be the skin area around the eyelashes that is inflamed, or the area around the oil-producing (Meibomian) glands, or both. It is a chronic condition that can be controlled, but not often cured. Blepharitis is not an eye infection, but you can have it alongside other eye infections.
Management of Blepharitis involves warming the area to encourage secretion from the Meibomian Glands, gentle cleansing of the eyelids and gentle massage to encourage oily secretions to flow from the Meibomian Glands.
Successful management of Blepharitis and Dry Eye depends on adopting a good, daily eye care routine that combines both gentle cleansing and long-lasting hydration.
Convenient ready to use wipes with no need to rinse. Ideal for sensitive skin.
Hypoallergenic gel with a refreshing, cooling sensation as it soothes and cleanses sensitive eyelids.
Micellar daily cleansing solution, specially formulated to be kind to skin and eyes.
Clinically proven2, 3, preservative-free Dry Eye drops providing long-lasting relief and protection.
Clinically proven, long-lasting relief from eye discomfort and dryness suitable for all Dry Eye patients.1 Putnam, M.C. Clin Optom (Auckl). 2016; 8: 71–78. Online Version: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6095371/2 Schmidl D, Schmetterer L, Witkowska KJ et al. Cornea 2015;34(4):421-63 Chiambaretta F et al. Eur J Ophthalmol 2017;27(1):1-9.