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Posted on 08-09-2016
Eyelid hygiene should be as commonplace and accepted as regularly brushing your teeth. Just as we brush our teeth to control flora in our mouths, we should also clean our eyelids to control flora in our eyes.
Like cavities, lid margin disease is common and largely preventable or controllable. If you stopped brushing your teeth, you'd get bad
breath, your gums would become red and sore, and you'd eventually have tooth decay. Similarly, if you don't clean your eyelids every single day, bacteria will multiply, your eyes will get uncomfortable and red, and your vision may be compromised. Daily hygiene keeps your teeth and eyes clean and white!
I tell my patients that, similar to dental care, they need to care for their lids daily and see me regularly. With regular check-ups that may include imaging, examinations, and in office cleaning, I can see how their eyes are doing and ensure that they have clear, comfortable, healthy vision throughout their lives.
As usual, I am interested in your comments. Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Harry J. Charm, Optometrist
Anaheim Hills Family Optometry
6200 E. Canyon Rim. Rd., Suite 101
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
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