Why have Cliradex products become a doctor-recommended solution for ocular hygiene and dry, irritated eyes? The answer is simple; keep reading.
Whether you are seeking relief from suffering, frustration and discomfort associated with eyelid irritation; or an ophthalmologist or optometrist looking for a product that can provide the ideal solution for patients, you want to make sure you’re getting a product that works at addressing the root cause – not just treating symptoms.
Cliradex is becoming one of the most widely recommended therapies for eyelid irritation and lid-margin diseases. Conventional methods, which are available anywhere for dry-eye related symptoms include:
- Warm compresses
- Baby shampoo
- Eye drops
- Lid scrubs
However, each of these conventional therapies have limitations.
Cliradex Products vs. Conventional and Home Therapies
Warm compresses offer temporary relief from the suffering, without treating the root cause. Baby shampoo can actually act as an antagonist and cause eyes to become dryer; therefore, making things worse instead of better. Eye drops work to lubricate the eye and offer an immediate relief from the pain caused by eyelid irritation; but this relief lasts a short period of time and does not actually solve the problem.
Store bought lid scrubs are a step in the right direction. They are designed to clean the eye rather than just provide short-term pain relief. However, they are formulated to clean the eyelid and eyelashes using surfactant-based chemicals, which are the same class of chemicals used in detergents to clean stains from clothing. The way they work is similar to using a flea comb on a pet, providing benefits without resolving the problem.
Cliradex Products vs. Prescription Therapies
Other therapies are available with a prescription. However, users may find these products to be complicated to use and expensive. Alternative products may also quickly lose their potency when exposed to light. Cliradex products can be purchased in doctor offices or online without prescription.
So how does Cliradex stack up against the competition as a therapy for blepharitis, eyelid infections and lid-margin diseases? See this chart below for a simple comparison.
|Key Ingredient||Use||Eradicates Demodex||Eyelid Irritation||Preservative |
|Natural or Rx?||Effective Shelf Life|
|4-Terpineol||Lid Cleanser||13||Natural||2 years|
|Lid Scrub||0||?||2 years|
Cliradex products are the only products available that have been formulated using the latest research. The patented Cliradex formula was developed to help people find relief from the symptoms associated with a number of conditions, including:
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
- Dry eye
- Other lid margin diseases.1
According to Dr. Daniel C. Brooks, M.D. who often recommends Cliradex products to address conditions which may lead to dry eyes, “Cliradex Light is a great addition to the current product line that I will recommend for patients with general blepharitis and ocular rosacea, as well as for ongoing maintenance of Demodex mites following treatment with Cliradex towelettes.”
Bio-Tissue stands behind the science and our formulation. While we believe Cliradex is the best choice for eyelid irritation relief, there’s no need to take our word on it. Check out the following independent websites and see what they think about Cliradex:
- Tighe S, Gao YY, Tseng SCG. Terpinen-4-ol is the most active ingredient of tea tree oil to kill Demodex mites. Translational Vis Sci Tech2013;2: 1-8.