During the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have noticed an increase in “ocular irritation and dryness among regular mask users. (1)” A recent study of this increase found that widespread use of facemasks, while essential for the prevention of novel coronavirus transmission may cause ocular dryness and irritation, patients wearing masks for extended periods may be more likely to experience these symptoms." The study also explained that "eye protection and eye management of dryness and irritation is an important consideration for long-term mask users. (1)”
To manage dryness and irritation as this study suggests, the most popular treatment on the market today are artificial tears. While artificial tears offer temporary relief, artificial lubrication does not address the underlying cause. Studies show that for 90% of individuals with Dry Eye Syndrome, the solution is consistent, proper warming of the meibomian glands (3). The TearRestore Dry Eye system addresses this problem by heating the meibomian glands to the correct temperature and treating the underlying cause of Dry Eye Syndrome. TearRestore is superior to competitors as it offers the optimal temperature, retains heat for longer, and allows you to see while being treated.
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1) Moshirfar M, West WB, Marx DP. Face Mask-Associated Ocular Irritation and Dryness. Ophthalmology and Therapy. 2020;9(3):397-400. doi:10.1007/s40123-020-00282-6
2) Stapleton F, Alves M, Bunya VY, et al. TFOS DEWS II Epidemiology Report. Ocul Surf 2017; 15:334.
3) Nichols, Kelly. The International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: Executive Summary. Investigative Ophthalmology Vision Science. 2011 Mar; 52(4): 1922–1929. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3072157/