How Does It Help?
The eyelid has glands within it that produce oil the consistency of olive oil. This important oil coats the tear layer on the eye to prevent evaporation.
For many with dry eye, the glands produce an oil with the thick consistency of butter, which clogs the gland. By using a warm compress eye mask, you heat up the thicker oil and allow the glands to function properly, providing a stable tear layer.
A warm compress eye mask is recommended by doctors to give immediate but lasting relief for those with dry eyes, blepharitis, and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).