6 Benefits of Eyelid Wipes & Their Impact On Eye Hygiene

October 19th, 2018

While everyone knows how important it is to wash one’s face regularly, many don’t recognize that taking care of one’s eyes with eyelid wipes should also be part of a daily routine. One of the most common drivers of irritation, inflammation, and even ocular diseases like blepharitis, meibomitis, and dry eye, is poor eyelid hygiene. [1]

Every day our faces – and our eyes – are exposed to dust, dirt and environmental allergens. When we wash our face, we tend to naturally avoid the areas around our eyes. Unfortunately, we end up ignoring it altogether – hence, why lid wipes for the eyes are so crucial for daily use.

Designed specifically to be gentle and effective at cleansing the fragile area around the eye, these wipes also dissolve any secretions that can dry and irritate the eye.

Eyelid Wipes Eliminate Bacteria

Bacteria is a common reason for eye irritation and ocular disorders [2]. Using lid wipes for eyes is the best habit to reduce harmful bacteria and avoid eye discomfort.

Eyelid Wipes help to Remove Makeup

If you go to bed without removing eye makeup, mascara and/or eyeliner, it all can slip into your eye and cause redness, itchiness and even infections. Additionally, your lashes will break more often due to the constant weight of mascara on them. Sleeping without removing eye makeup on a regular basis increases the chance of clogging the oil glands and hair follicles on your eyelids, which may cause the formation of small bumps, called hordeolums or styes[3].

Eyelid Wipes Keep your Contact Lenses Cleaner

Every bit of makeup or dust that is not removed with eyelid care wipes has the potential to get into your contact lens the next morning. This can cause potential eye irritations and breakage of the lens.

Eyelid Wipes Help to Ease Allergies

Those allergic to dust, mites, pet dander, mold, and pollen often experience red, itchy eyes when they are exposed. Using eyelid wipes regularly removes allergens from the sensitive eye area and may help reduce symptoms.

Eyelid Wipes help Relieve Computer Vision Syndrome

Long hours spent staring at a computer screen can result in several conditions, including blurred or double vision; dry, red eyes, and/or eye irritation. Tired and stressed eyes benefit from eyelid wipes, as the cloth helps to cleanse & revive eyelids and lashes, supporting their natural eye lubricating roles.

Eyelid Wipes help Protect Against Dry Eye Syndrome

Every time you blink, you spread tear film over the surface of the eyes, moisturizing and nourishing them, and protecting them from dust, foreign particles and germs. Practicing good ocular hygiene with the use of lid wipes helps to safeguard against dryness.

Ask your doctor if ComfortClear™ Lid Hygiene Wipes are right for your daily eyelid hygiene.

If you experience any unfamiliar eye discomfort, you should first consult with a doctor.


[1] These are the 5 Best Eyelid Wipes and Scrub http://www.blepharitis.eu/eyelid-wipes-scrub/

[2] Ocular Disease and Special Testing http://ketchumhealth.org/index.php/service-specialties/ocular-diseases

[3] Is It Really That Bad To Sleep In Makeup? Dermatologists Tell Us The Truth https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/sleep-in-makeup_n_2289084.html

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