A study on the effect of using the Bruder Mask and moist heat eye compress therapy to help alleviate contact lens discomfort from home was recently highlighted in Optometry Times.
The study from University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry, discovered participants who used the Bruder Moist Heat Compress showed a higher proportion of meibum secretion versus those who used a warm washcloth– creating lasting, soothing relief from contact lens discomfort.
Effect of the Bruder moist heat eye compress on contact lens discomfort in contact lens wearers: An open-label randomized clinical trial
The Bruder Moist Heat Compress resulted in a significant improvement in comfortable contact lens wear time in subjects with contact lens-related dry eye. Read more from this published study in Contact Lens Anterior Eye.
This highlight of warm compresses and moist heat therapy is important to help ODs reduce contact lens dropout rate, impact a patient’s quality of life by increasing comfortable contact lens wear time, and alleviate the symptoms of dry eye!
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