A Bruder Mask is a great way to improve the health and functionality of the glands of the eyelids.

For the eyes to be truly comfortable they need to have a good layer of oil on top of the tears. This oil is naturally produced by the meibomian glands of the upper and lower eyelids. We have about 25 – 40 in the upper lid and 20 – 30 in the lower lid. When the glands are not functioning properly they don’t secrete enough oil into the tears, this causes the tears to evaporate too quickly. Meibomian gland dysfunction is the leading cause of dry eye disease.

Oil glands of the upper and lower eyelids

Fortunately, there are some things that you can do at home to keep your oil glands functioning properly. Home use of the Bruder Mask is one of the best ways to keep your glands healthy allowing the natural oils to flow back onto the eye relieving discomfort.

The technology behind the mask

The Bruder Mask features MediBead technology that absorbs water molecules from the air and releases them as clean moist heat when microwaved for 20 – 25 seconds on high.

When applied to the eye for 5 – 10 minutes the mask goes to work to quickly refresh the eyes and relieve dryness and improving the meibomian oil gland production

 

 

 

The Bruder Mask in action

My Dry Eye Optometrist Dr. Tom Wilk describes how he uses the Bruder Mask for his patients in Calgary, AB.