EyePress vs CompetitionThere are many products on the market today that are designed to provide heat to the eyelids. The common denominator of all of these products is that they need to be heated in a microwave or boiling water; this is a very dangerous prospect as they can get too hot and cause thermal burns to the eyelid skin. In fact, 2nd degree burns to the eyelids have been reported in the literature from using these products. These products stay warm for about one-two minutes at a comfortable temperature before they need to be reheated again to be clinically effective.
Eye-presses have the advantage of being SELF-HEATING: they reach 55 degrees Celsius in a matter of a few seconds and stay warm for about 5 minutes, which is the ultimate duration of heat necessary to treat these very common conditions according to many scientific sources http://eyepress1.wpengine.com/scientific-literature. The other advantage of the Eye-press is that it never exceeds 55C temperature (this maximum temperature is naturally controlled by the thermodynamic nature of the chemical reaction that takes place inside); this feature makes our product completely safe for use on the eyes and prevents thermal burns to the eyelid skin. This is especially important in children whose eyelid skin is extremely delicate and particularly prone to thermal injury.
There are also a variety of detergents and eyelid “wipes” available on the market that promote eyelid hygiene. These products provide the user with a tear-free formulation that doesn’t burn if it gets in the eye, while washing away debris on the eyelash margin. These wipes are effective, but they work best when used in the presence of heat. Eye-presses combine these two factors (i.g., the steady-state heat + the tear-free detergent) simultaneously to provide for a safe, convenient, and clinically effective exercise, unlike anything else that is currently available.
Eye-presses have been designed by a board-certified ophthalmologist who is an expert in treating conditions that affect both the eyelids, as well as the ocular surface, and this invention is protected by 3 U.S. Patents.