For centuries, warm compresses to the eyes have been known to alleviate symptoms and even cure several eye and eyelid disorders. People used hot tea bags, heated potatoes or eggs, hot spoons, and microwave-heated goods to their eyes up until now. Eye press is a modern way to apply heat and warmth to your eyes. Eye press is known to relieve symptoms such as dry eyes, allergies, and itchiness by applying heat and dryness to the area. It also works like a warm compress which is known for the soothing relief it provides. Eye press warms up your eyes by releasing dry air, which is believed to be the main cause of all these symptoms. However, heated objects applied to your eyes for long periods may cause serious and irreversible damage if not done properly and with care.
- Injuries to the eye surface
If not done properly, this treatment can cause serious injuries to the delicate skin on your eyes. The heat from the steam may cause burns in a short time. It can also cause lesions to the epithelial layer of the cornea, which is a protective layer that covers your eye surface.
- Medical problems after treatments
Continuous use of this treatment can prevent oxygen from reaching your eyes and other parts of the body due to the lack of blood flow. If you continue with these treatments, it may lead to headaches and high blood pressure.
- Risk of blindness
The pressurized dry air that is released from the eye press device, when applied for a long period of time, can cause optic nerve damage. This condition makes it difficult for light to reach your brain. In most cases, this may lead to permanent loss of vision in one or both of your eyes.
- Leading to dry eyes
This treatment, if done improperly or for a long period, can lead to severe dry eye syndrome. Because the pressurized air released from this device causes blood vessels in your eyes to contract or reduce their size, it reduces the number of tears that are produced. As a result, you may experience dry eyes and other symptoms such as itchiness and redness after using this treatment.
- Blurred Vision
If you develop blurred vision, while using an eye press for a long time, it may indicate an allergic response to the product or materials used in its production. It can also be due to over-drying that the heat and dryness cause in your eyes. You may also experience a burning sensation in your eyes after using this device because of the dryness caused by its heat and pressure.
There are several advantages to an eye press, but there are also a lot of potential drawbacks and threats. It can cause injuries to the eye surface if it is not done properly, and can lead to medical problems such as high blood pressure and headaches. It may also cause permanent loss of vision if the device is used for a long period. Since there are so many potential dangers and risks associated with this treatment, it is best to consult your ophthalmologist before using an eye press. This will not only prevent permanent damage to your vision but will also ensure the best and most effective treatment for your condition.