BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional or trained technician.
The BlephEx® handpiece is used to precisely spin a soft medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes.
This procedure effectively removes accumulated bacterial biofilm, much like a dental cleaning removes accumulated plaque, also a biofilm.
Once the biofilm is removed, your eyelids are cleaner and healthier.
A healthy eyelid is critical for normal tear production.
How long does it take?
- The procedure lasts about 6 – 8 minutes.
What does it feel like?
- Most patients simply report a tickling sensation.
A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
Are there any restrictions or after care?
- After the procedure, you may resume normal activities. Home cleaning regimes can continue
Can it be repeated?
- BlephEx® should be repeated every 4-6 months as determined by your eye doctor.
The sooner in life that BlephEx® is begun as a routine element of eye care, the better the long-term results.