Answer: The Specialist will put in numbing drops which make the cleaning procedure more comfortable. In fact, most patients report a tickling sensation, but no pain.
No, BlephEx® is a cleaning procedure for dry eye that is not covered by insurance. You can use cash, check, credit, or even an FSA or Health Savings plan to pay for the procedure.
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.
Answer: 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.