Three Reasons Why Contact Lens Wearers Should Maintain a Complete Eyelid Hygiene Routine


Whether you’re new to contacts or have been wearing them for years, proper eye hygiene is essential to keeping your eyes comfortable and healthy. You may be cleaning your lenses with the best solution and regularly rinsing your contact lens case, but are you incorporating a complete eye hygiene routine? A daily hygiene routine for your eyelids and lashes is just as important as brushing your teeth.

Here are 3 reasons why you should have a complete eye hygiene routine:

1. Improves natural eye hydration

Using a warm compress, like the Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress, helps your eyes stay moist and hydrated. This dry eye therapy has a soothing moist heat that gets healthy oils moving around, which will reduce dry eye and make your contacts more comfortable. When your eyes are more comfortable, you may find that you can wear your contacts longer.

2. Helps prevent eyelid conditions like dry eyes, styes and blepharitis

When you clean the ocular surface, you are reducing the risk of developing eyelid conditions, such as dry eyes, styes or blepharitis. Styes are small bumps along the eyelash line and are usually caused by touching the eyes with dirty hands, using makeup after its expiration date or poor contact lens hygiene.  

Blepharitis occurs when the eyelids are inflamed. There are two types of blepharitis, anterior and posterior. Anterior is caused by bacteria in the eyelids, and the posterior occurs when the eyelid’s oil glands, also known as meibomian glands, are clogged.

3. Removes dirt, oil and bacteria from the surface

Cleaning the ocular surface from excess dirt, oil, debris, bacteria or makeup will help prevent eye infections like those previously mentioned and dry eye syndrome. Your eyelids and eyelashes protect your eyes and help maintain a healthy tear film.

Remember to thoroughly wash and dry your hands before and after touching your eyes and putting in your contacts.

The Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress is designed to improve your overall eye health while helping to extend your comfortable lens wear time and keeping and keeping your eyes refreshed. The moist heat eye mask features a two-pod design that comfortably sits over both eyes and delivers a concentrated and deep-penetrating heat to help liquefy clogged meibomian glands. To use, microwave the compress for 20 seconds and wear for 8-10 minutes. The compress is great for daily use and is washable and reusable.

Ready to see the difference? Buy your compress today.