Eye Lid Swiss Army Knife Award
As a 26 year primary care optometry veteran, my vote for the Swiss Army knife of eye lid care is the Bruder mask.
Computer fatigue? - 5 minutes at the end of a long day - Spa-like heaven
Dry eyes? - Melt those needed lid oils to refresh zoomed-out eyeballs
Lid soreness and irritation? - Help break-up the goop in clogged lid glands and at lash margin
The 5 minute sustained moist heat of this mask is the key. So much better than gel-based eye packs and the mess and ineffectiveness of a face-cloth!
A recent patient of mine came up with this perfect description for the way her eyelids felt... Gritchy.
What did she mean and what causes this?
I wonder if this eye drop is still ok?
Scenario: you dig an eye drop bottle from deep in your travel bag. Expiration date on the worn label is next month .. is this drop still ok to put in your eye?
Do you blink to clear?
I suggest that clinically I see many patients mis-attribute transient screen blur to their glasses. This is most likely dry eye and counseling on drop use is usually met with some skepticism!