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 eye. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How does BlephEx® work?
BlephEx® is a doctors eyelid cleaning procedure. The cleaning procedure should be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
- Does insurance cover the cost?
No, BlephEx® is a brand new cleaning procedure and is not covered by insurance. It is a private pay procedure.
- How much will it cost?
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.
- How many times should I have the BlephEx® procedure performed?
Just like the mouth is full of bacteria and needs constant and regular hygiene as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended that BlephEx® be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
- Does BlephEx® hurt?
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!
- Will BlephEx® cleaning procedure interfere with my glaucoma medicines?
No, it is recommended you continue all of your other drops that any eye doctor has you on.
- Can I perform BlephEx® at home?
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.
- I wear contact lenses. Should I have a BlephEx® procedure on my eyelids
Absolutely yes. Having regular BlephEx® cleaning procedures performed every 6 months will keep your eyelids healthy.
For more information on BlephEx or to schedule an appointment for a treatment, please call our office.