Eyes are one of the most important connections we have to the rest of the world. However, when practicing good hygiene, many people forget about their eyes. Similar to the way we brush our teeth daily and visit the dentist, we should practice good hygiene on our eye lids daily and visit our optometric physician regularly.
One of the most chronic medical eye conditions, blepharitis, is caused by numerous conditions, including the build-up of bacteria around the eyes. Blepharitis commonly occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction, leading to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids.
A new product available is NovaBay Pharmaceutical’s Avenova™. Avenova contains Neutrox™, a proprietary, pure, and stable form of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). HOCl has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and is naturally produced by our body’s white blood cells to defend against pathogenic microorganisms. In solution, Avenova with Neutrox has a very broad bacterial spectrum and kills most major pathogens within seconds. It is the first daily lid and lash hygiene product of its kind and available by prescription only. We carry it in our office as a convenience to our patients!
By overlooking lid and lash hygiene, you may be putting yourself at greater risk of eye diseases and conditions later in life. If you have any questions regarding the health of your eyes or how to start a lid and lash hygiene regime appropriate for you, please call us at Roosevelt Vision!
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