Monocular hot pack mask
The hot compress mask is used to soften the secretions that obstruct the Meibomius glands and then expel them through massage. Emptying these glands on a regular basis preserves their function of producing the oily layer of tears that is essential for a healthy tear film and clear vision. In the long term, this treatment prevents atrophy (shortening, change in shape and disappearance) of the Meibomian glands. It can be used 1 to 3 times a day and is most effective if used several days in a row (at least one week).
- The mask is particularly effective because it is made of ceramic beads which have the advantage of producing a humid heat of controlled intensity and which do not absorb ambient pollutants. The fabric of the mask contains aluminum which limits the proliferation of bacteria.
- Instructions: put mask in the microwave for 20 seconds at HIGH power, apply on the eyes for 10 minutes then massage from the lower eyelids upwards (towards the eye) and from the upper eyelids downwards 3 times per eyelid.
- The mask is washable with a mild soap when completely cooled and must dry 24 hours before being reused.
- The mask is made to cover one eye only, so it is particularly interesting to do something else at the same time as your compress (e.g. listening to TV) or for children who might not like the feeling of a mask on their face.