The importance of maintaining good eyelid health

Eyelid health: Why you should care

Why should you care about your eyelid health? Because maintaining healthy eyelids is a part of overall ocular health. Plus, you may have one of the most common eyelid diseases. Since only a doctor can properly diagnose Demodex blepharitis, it’s important to schedule an eyelid check at your eye doctor’s office to see where you stand.

Common irritations can come from common places

Common eye irritations can include contact lenses, allergies, dry eye, or possibly something more severe. Remember: Your eyelids can get sick—just like any other part of your body. Demodex blepharitis (DB) could be the reason behind your current or future red, itchy eyelids that can sometimes disrupt everyday activities.

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Don’t overlook the health of your eyelids

There are steps that can be taken to ensure your eyelids remain in good health. Start a conversation with your eye doctor and openly discuss your eyelid health. Share any past and present signs or symptoms of possible eyelid health issues. Through regularly scheduled eye examinations, you can better maintain good eyelid health.

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