Professional Independent Optometry


image of blepharitis on the upper lid of the eye

Blepharitis is a common eye condition that is often associated with inflammation of the eyelids. The symptoms experienced can vary depending on the severity of the condition and include:

  • Watery Eyes
  • Red Eyes
  • Gritty, burning or stinging eyes
  • Crusty eye lids or oily lids
  • Swollen lids
  • Treating blepharitis usually involves lid hygiene therapy. Unfortunately as this is a chronic condition it can take a number of weeks to complete the treatment.

    Lid hygiene therapy includes three steps.

  • Warm compresses
  • Cleaning the eyelids with a commercial lid scrub
  • Gentle massage of the eyelids
  • This information has been provided as a general guide and should not be used to diagnose or manage your eye condition. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Regular eye examinations are recommended.