Dry eye disease is usually caused when your eyes do not receive enough lubrication from your own natural tears. Dry eye is extremely common, affecting over 17 million people in the United States. Common symptoms of dry eye include occasional discomfort, burning, itching, and even occasional pain. Left untreated, chronic dry eye can cause damage to the surface of your eye and your eyesight.
Chronic or long-term dry eye can occur when the tear glands don’t make the right amount or quality of tears to keep your eyes moist and protected. If you have an unhealthy tear film, dry spots can occur, which can be very irritating and uncomfortable.
Oasis TEARS and Oasis TEARS PLUS are preservative-free lubricant eye drops optimized to provide long-lasting comfort. With each blink of your eye, a special substance in Oasis TEARS combines with the active ingredient, glycerin, to keep tears on the eye surface for a long time. This unique combination coats and recoats the surface of the eye for continued relief of dry, irritated eyes.
The DERM mask is used to help combat dry eye caused by inadequate or unhealthy tear production. Inside the mask are silica beads, which hold and transfer heat. The mask can be heated in the microwave for 20 seconds and then placed over closed eyes for 5-10 minutes. The heat supply helps to liquefy the oils produced from glands along your eyelids, which then provides a stronger, healthier, more stable tear film. A bonus is that the DERM mask can also be placed in the freezer and used for cool compresses to combat periorbital swelling, eye allergies, or general ocular irritation.