Protect Your Eyes from Germs and Bacteria

Because of the spread of COVID-19, people all across the globe have become more aware of the importance of protecting their eyes from harmful germs and bacteria — and for good reason!

The eyes are especially susceptible to disease and infection, which means that practicing proper eye care is essential to protecting your overall health. In response to the growing awareness of eye health, we’ve put together some information to show you why it’s so important to take eyelid hygiene into account when you’re protecting yourself against disease, and how Blephadex products can be a major part of that protection strategy.

Close up of a dark eye


You’re probably familiar with all the recommendations advising that you avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, but why is that? These features have something in common — mucous membranes. Mucous membranes contain cells that absorb particles and act as a passageway to the lungs and other systems of the body.

Health officials believe that viruses like COVID-19 are mostly spread by inhaling droplets that are projected when an infected person sneezes or coughs. However, these droplets can also land on surfaces and live for up to a few days. If you touch a surface with viral particles on it and then touch your eyes, you’re at a greater risk of contracting the virus.


Just as it’s important to wash your hands thoroughly, it’s also important to practice proper eyelid hygiene. Blephadex products are made with tea tree oil, which is proven to thoroughly clean eyelids and kill microorganisms.

When used alone, tea tree oil can burn, but the proprietary formula used in Blephadex combines powerful tea tree oil with soothing coconut oil. Together, these ingredients are comfortable and effective, making them a refreshing daily solution that may help protect against infections.

bottles of Tea tree oil and tea tree leaves
Man removing his glasses and rubbing his eyes


It’s common sense to avoid touching your face, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. One case when it’s hard to avoid touching your face without even realizing it? When your eyes are itchy or dry! Itchy, scratchy, and irritated eyes are common symptoms of dry eye, a condition that millions of people suffer from.

Dry eye occurs when the eye doesn’t’ receive enough moisture from the tears, and it can be caused by many different factors, one of which is poor eyelid hygiene. When you don’t clean your eyes enough, clogged tear glands can fail to lubricate your eyes properly, causing itchy, irritating dry eye syndrome.

If resisting the urge to touch and rub your eyes is increasingly difficult, it may be time to implement a daily hygiene routine with Blephadex products, which are designed to clean and moisturize your eyelids so that your tears can function as they’re supposed to!


We believe that you should have access to the eyelid hygiene products you need when and where you need them. We carry Blephadex Eyelid Wipes, Warming Eyelid Wipes, and environmentally-friendly Cleansing Foam, and all of our Blephadex products can be taken on-the-go, meaning that you’ll always be prepared with an antimicrobial cleaner wherever you are!


Our team has continued production during COVID-19, because we understand the ongoing importance of providing our patients with the eye care products they need to keep their eyes healthy.

Available on an automated subscription with free home delivery, you can ensure that you will always have access to the product you need to keep your eyes healthy — all without leaving the comfort and safety of your own home. Start using Blephadex today, because there’s no better time to begin protecting your eyes.