Bruder Eye Hydrating Compress
The Bruder moist heat eye compress warms the eyelids and improves symptoms of dry eyes. It does this by improving the natural oils that are on the surface of our eyes.
The Bruder hydrating mask features patented MediBeads that continuously absorb and store water molecules from the air. When heated in a microwave, the absorbed water is then released as clean soothing moist heat.
How Do Warm Compresses Help Dry Eyes?
The tears on our eyes are made of three different layers - the oil layer, water layer and mucous layer. The oil layer plays a very important role, as it prevents the watery tears from evaporating off the surface of the eye. The oil is produced by Meibomian Glands within the top and bottom eyelids.
Meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as MGD, occurs when the oil producing eyelid glands become blocked. The oil solidifies and changes colour. This is one of the major causes of Dry Eye.
The warmth from the Bruder compress makes it an easy, efficient and comfortable way to improve Meibomian Gland function.
Simply heat, apply to eyes and relax, while the MediBeads melt the residues and fatty acids in the Meibomian Glands, freeing the oils to flow onto the eye and help slow tear evaporation.
Warm Compress Instructions
The Bruder pack is a great compress to use for the treatment of dry eyes, because it retains the heat very well for the duration of the treatment. Warm compresses should be performed once or twice daily, or as directed by an optometrist:
1. Heat up the Bruder pack in the microwave according to the instructions - 20 seconds is usually the maximum time required. It is important to follow the instructions, so that the compress does not become too hot.
2. Lie down and place a tissue over your eyes, then gently rest the warm pack over your eyes for a minimum of 5 minutes. The tissue helps keep the warm compress clean in between uses.
3. After 5-10 minutes, remove the Bruder pack. Look up to the ceiling and use your index finger to press along the bottom eyelid of one eye. Press along the inner corner, middle, and outer corner of the eyelid, holding each finger press for 3 seconds. After pressing, look into the distance and blink 20 times to help spread the oils across the surface of your eye. Then look down to the ground, and repeat the pressing on the top eyelid. Follow this with another 20 blinks.
4. Repeat step 3 on the other eye.
If your eyes need some relief, call The Eye Practice on 02 9290 1899 and order a Bruder Pack today.