BlephEx®...The first and Only Doctor Eyelid Cleaning Procedure to Help Maintain Clean and Healthy Lids
How BlephEx® Works
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional or trained technician. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each individual eyelid. The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.
Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of dry eye and blepharitis symptoms.
BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure that allows your doctor to take an active role in helping prevent, as part of a healthy lifestyle, the risk of dry eye and blepharitis.
BlephEx® cleans eyelids to maintain eyelid hygiene.
With regular treatments, as part of a healthy lifestyle, patients may be able to reduce their risk of returning symptoms associated with dry eye and blepharitis.
The BlephEx® treatment only takes a few minutes to perform.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does BlephEx® work?
Answer: Blepharitis and Dry Eye is caused by a low-grade, chronic inflammation of the eyelids, that gets worse throughout a patients lifetime.
BlephEx® is a doctors eyelid cleaning procedure. The cleaning procedure should be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
2. Where can I get a BlephEx® procedure performed?
Answer: BlephEx® is performed in doctors offices all over the world. On our website go to our DOCTOR LOCATOR MAP (make this an active link) to find a practice near you who performs the cleaning procedure. Enter your zip code or use the + (plus) button to simply zoom in to your area.
3. Does insurance cover the cost?
Answer: No, BlephEx® is a brand new cleaning procedure for dry eye and is not covered by insurance. It is a private pay procedure.
4. How much will it cost?
Answer: We don't keep track of what offices charge for BlephEx®. Each practice is different depending on geographic location. The best thing to do is to call the practice near you and find out.
5. How common is blepharitis or dry eye disease?
Answer: It has been estimated that up to 2/3 of all patients walking into an eye doctors office have some level of lid margin disease.
6. How many times should I have the BlephEx® procedure performed?
Answer: Just like the mouth is full of bacteria and needs constant and regular hygiene to prevent gingivitis, so do the eyelids need constant and regular hygiene to help prevent, as part of a healthy lifestyle, the risk of blepharitis and dry eye. It is recommended that BlephEx® be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
7. Does BlephEx® hurt?
Answer: Your doctor will put in numbing drops which make the cleaning procedure more comfortable. Most patients report a tickling sensation, but no pain. The harder your doctor presses on your lids during the cleaning procedure, the MORE comfortable the cleaning procedure will be!
8. Will BlephEx® cleaning procedure interfere with my glaucoma medicines?
Answer: No, it is recommended you continue all of your other drops that any eye doctor has you on.
9. Can I perform BlephEx® at home?
Answer: No, due to the close proximity of the eye, BlephEx® is only to be performed by a professional eye care specialist or trained staff, in an office or hospital setting.
10. I wear contact lenses. Should I have a BlephEx® procedure on my eyelids?
Answer: Absolutely yes. Contact lens wearers are 10 times more likely to develop an early biofilm and will get inflammatory damage to their tear glands much earlier in life. Having regular BlephEx® cleaning procedures performed every 6 months will keep your eyelids healthy.