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We are happy to announce that we will be seeing patients in our office again beginning June 2nd!

During this difficult time, we have made adjustments to our services to ensure the health and safety of our patients and our staff.

See the full protocol here

Although things may look different, providing excellent eye care in a healthy environment is our primary goal.

Vision Therapy Center at New Baltimore Optometry

Located 2 miles east of the expressway on 23 Mile Rd
In the Spectrum Professional Building in New Baltimore, Michigan

Located 2 miles east of the expressway on 23 Mile Rd | In the Spectrum Professional Building in New Baltimore, Michigan

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Hot Compress Eye Masks: Effective & Rapid Dry Eye Relief in New Baltimore

A Simple Solution For Those Suffering From Dry Eyes, Blepharitis, Or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Treating Your Dry Eye With Hot Compresses

If you are suffering from the symptoms of Dry eye this low tech solution may be just what the doctor ordered. A hydrating hot compress eye mask that contains special beads which continuously absorb and store water molecules from the air.

When the mask is microwaved, the clean, natural moist heat goes to work immediately to provide soothing relief. A heated eye hydrating mask helps to stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function and slows tear evaporation.

Your properly hydrated and lubricated eyes will now be able to expel bacteria and debris more efficiently so your patients’ eyes will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

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Easy At Home Care in New Baltimore For MGD And Blepharitis

Hot compress eye masks are easy to use and natural way to treat chronic dry eye, MGD and Blepharitis. It takes only 20 seconds in the microwave, then apply the mask over your closed eyes for several minutes. The moist heat goes to work immediately to help slow tear evaporation. There is no need to add water, no waiting and no mess.

Just as the average weekend-warrior treats his sore back or other muscles with heat, treating dry eyes with moist warmth works on exactly the same principle. Moist heat is one of the best, natural ways to treat pain caused by eye strain.

Follow-up your hot compress with increased vigilance in your general eye hygiene. Good eye hygiene will improve symptoms relating to dry eye syndrome, and particularly for blepharitis sufferers.

What Are Hot Compress Eye Masks Helpful For?

Hot compress eye masks are effective at reducing the severity of three extremely common and uncomfortable eye diseases.

Chronic Dry Eyes

Chronic dry eyes is one of the most common eye diseases. As many 90% of people who spend over two hours a day in front of a computer will experience dry eye symptoms. The cause is a lack of lubrication, either from inadequate tear production or from infrequent blinking (commonly occurring while using a computer).


Blepharitis is an eye condition which causes inflamed eyelids, burning, and discomfort. It is caused by an build up of bacteria which leads to biofilm under and near your eyelids.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

The leading cause of dry eyes, it is the blockage of the oil secreting glands, which causes your tears to evaporate too quickly.  Applying a warm compress will unclog the debris permitting for the oil and other tear-gland-blocking debris to be easily removed. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Hydrating Eye Masks

How Do I Clean The Mask?

A light hand wash and air dry does the trick. You can use a light soap to get rid of any stains or dirt, but overall it is a very easy clean.

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New Baltimore | Macomb | Sterling Heights | Detroit | and the state of Michigan