D.E.R.M masks are available to our patients after you've had an appointment with Dr. Atkins. We want to make sure that you are getting the correct treatment for the type of dry eye you have. This will ensure you receive the highest and best level of eyecare for your specific condition. If you'd like to set up an appointment to speak with him about the correct dry eye treatment for you, please call, text, or book online. We have in office and telehealth appointments available.
Industry studies have shown approximately 50% of dry eye patients have a mild condition and a simple five minute moist-heat compress can bring immediate relief.
The Dry Eye Relief Mask, D.E.R.M.™, is our recommended moist-heat compress for mild dry eye. The mask contains Silica beads which naturally attract moisture from the air and release it when microwaved. Heating the mask for 20 seconds will provide soothing moist-heat relief for 5-6 minutes. We supply complimentary samples of liners with the D.E.R.M. which can be moistened and applied to the mask prior to heating to extend the treatment to 7-9 minutes.
D.E.R.M.™ is hypoallergenic and can also be used to create cold therapies for allergy relief.
Patients with moderate to severe dry eye require 10-20 minutes of controlled moist-heat to gain both immediate and long-term results. If you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe dry eye, we recommend using the tranquileyes® or tranquileyes xl® to ensure both immediate and long-term relief.
D.E.R.M™ for Mild Dry Eye Relief - Please read description
- D.E.R.M.® mask
- Complimentary cotton liners
Use & Care Instructions:
- Moisten cotton liner with water and place over back of D.E.R.M.® mask. Place D.E.R.M.® with liner on a paper towel and microwave on high for 20 seconds (1000 Watt Microwave). Test temperature with your fingers. If it feels hot to the touch, wait one minute and test again. When temperature feels comfortable, gently place mask and liner over closed eyes.
- Wear for 7-9 minutes or as directed by your eye doctor. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. Damp wipe the D.E.R.M.® mask as needed and air dry.
Recommended For: Mild Dry Eye and Prevention
Dry eye syndrome is a common ocular surface disease in which the tear film is affected. Causes can be related to the environment (wind, sun, dust, living in high altitudes…), lifestyle (staring at screens for long periods of time, poor nutrition, eye surgery…) or physical condition (hormonal changes, aging, Sjögren’s Syndrome, thyroid eye conditions…).
There are two types of dry eye: aqueous deficient and evaporative. However, about one third of patients show a combination of both, which means the signs and symptoms often overlap.
Dry eye symptoms include watery eyes, pain and redness, blurred vision, stinging or burning of the eye, and sandy or gritty feeling.
Read more about this condition.
We recommend using this product with Gentle or Anti-Aging Tea Tree Eyelid & Facial Cleanser™ to clean your eyelids and face daily.