EYE LID
HYGIENE

VISIONARY EYE CARE SINCE 1868

WE ARE SPECIALISTS

At TK&S we use state-of-the-art techniques to clean your eye lashes and eyelid margin – ensuring your eyes are as clean and as healthy as possible.

Healthy eyelids can guard against the onset of conditions such as blepharitis and the presence of demodex – a type of mite that lives in the oil glands of human hair follicles.

By taking advantage of 21st century techniques and technology we can help you keep the bugs at bay.

WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS?

Blepharitis is a common condition that causes inflammation and irritation of the eyelids, leading to red rimmed and sore eyes, sometimes with crusting at the roots of the eyelashes. It is extremely common, responds well to simple treatment and, for most people, it is not harmful. Symptoms include red and sore eyelids, tiny flake-like dandruff at the bottom of the eyelashes, dry or burning eyes and sometimes blurred vision.

WHAT CAUSES BLEPHARITIS?

There is no direct cause of blepharitis but it is more common in people who have skin conditions such as eczema and acne, and in those with allergic diseases including asthma. Eyelids contain tiny glands that make an oil which keeps the eyes moist as part of the tear film. With blepharitis, these glands become blocked, which causes irritated eyelids and dry, sore eyes. It is thought that in some people, blepharitis is partly caused by sensitivity to the bacteria (staphylococcus) which normally live on the skin.

HOW WE TREAT IT?

We use Zocular – a premium range of okra-based products known for their distinctive premium quality and effectiveness. Zocular products contain unique Zocusome micelles that gently lift and clear the oil, debris, and residue on your eyelid margins to make your eyes and skin appear more natural and healthy – just one ZocuWipe or ZocuZap once a day is all it takes.

Another weapon in our armoury is BlephEx – technology which we use to reduce scurf and bacterial debris, the main causes of inflammatory lid disease, and improve the overall health of the eyelid.