1. HEATING THE EYE DOCTOR® PREMIUM
The Eye Doctor® Premium MUST only be heated from room temperature. For best results we recommend that you heat in the microwave. Alternatively, The Eye Doctor® Premium can be heated in the oven. To distribute heat effectively and to prevent hot spots. shake the inner bag immediately after heating and before use to ensure even distribution of the BodyBeadsⓇ® inside the mask.
MICROWAVE HEATING INSTRUCTIONS
The product can be microwaved with the cover on. If you prefer, the cover can be removed by locating the diagonal opening on the black side of the cover and remove inner bag. Lay the inner bag flat in a clean microwavable dish. Do not place directly onto a grill stand. 0 to 850W, maximum time 30 Seconds or 851W to 1000W, maximum time 15 Seconds. (Based on a microwave with a turntable and on full power)
These heating instructions are also shown on the inner bag of The Eye Doctor® Premium.
OVEN HEATING INSTRUCTIONS
Locate the diagonal opening on the black side of the cover and remove the inner bag. Lay it in an ovenproof dish. Heat in a preheated oven at 300°F/150°C (280°F/140°C for fan assisted ovens) or Gas Mark 2. for 7-10 minutes. (Adjust the time depending upon the efficiency of your oven).
After heating put the inner bag inside the cover. Always check the temperature of The Eye Doctor Premium before putting it on your eyes by touching the heated mask to the inside of your wrist. If you feel it is too hot, wait 1 to 2 minutes to cool. Once again apply to the inside of your wrist to check the temperature before applying The Eye Doctor® Premium to closed eyes. Fasten the strap around your head and adjust for personal comfort. Sit back and relax for 7 to 10 minutes.
The inner bag may become slightly moist after heating. In the event of overheating, place The Eye Doctor® Premium on a heat resistant surface and allow to return to room temperature. This product can cause burns if overheated. Always allow The Eye Doctor® Premium to return to room temperature before reheating to prevent progressive overheating. This is to prevent The Eye Doctor Premium becoming damaged and/or too hot to use. Never exceed heating times.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE The Eye Doctor® Premium?
Most patients should benefit from applying The Eye Doctor® Premium and performing eyelid massage (refer to Step 2 – eyelid massage procedure) twice a day for two weeks. This can be reduced to once a day and then a couple of times a week as required, once symptoms have been alleviated.
The Eye Doctor Premium can be reused as per instructions multiple times.
2. EYELID MASSAGE PROCEDURE
The objective of this procedure is to cleanse the melted oil from the glands in the eyelid.
It is important to massage correctly in order to remove secretions which have been softened by the heat of The Eye Doctor® Premium. With your eyes closed, massage the eyelids along the edges as described below. We recommend you use our detergent & preservative free Eye Doctor Lid Wipe or alternatively use a clean finger or clean tissue and apply firm pressure.
Always massage with your eyes closed. Pressure should be gentle but firm and massaging should not feel uncomfortable. Always use the pad of your index or middle finger to massage the edges of the eyelid. To avoid irritation do not over massage. 3-4 times along each eyelid should be sufficient at each session. After treatment you may experience some blurring in your vision. The blurriness will clear within a few minutes. If it does not clear within an hour, consult your doctor.
For the upper eyelid: Slide your finger in a downward fashion. This is to apply pressure from the eyebrow downwards to the eyelashes of the upper lid.
For the lower eyelid: Slide your finger upwards towards the eyelashes of your lower lid
Hay Fever/Allergies, Inflammation, Tired/Itchy Eyes, Puffy/Sore Eyes, Sinus Headaches and Migraine
HOW SHOULD I USE THE EYE DOCTOR® PREMIUM COLD?
Use direct from the freezer and apply as often as required. COOLING THE EYE DOCTOR® PREMIUM®
Locate the diagonal opening on the black side of the cover and remove the inner bag. Put into a plastic bag and place in the freezer. Leave for at least 2 hours.
After freezing remove from the plastic bag and put back inside the cover. Your Eye Doctor Premium® is now ready for use. Apply to closed eyes until symptoms are relieved.
After application remove cover and return the inner bag, in a plastic bag, to the freezer for next time. If you wish to use as a hot treatment, please ensure you allow the Eye Doctor®
Premium to return to room temperature before following the heating instructions.
WASH CARE & STORAGE
Locate the diagonal opening on the black side of the cover and remove the inner bag and wash the outer cover by hand in warm water. Do not use any detergents. Do not wet or wash the inner bag. Leave The Eye Doctor® Premium outer cover to dry flat. Ensure the outer cover is completely dry before reinserting the inner bag. We recommend you store The Eye Doctor® Premium in the black travel/storage pouch to keep it safe, clean and dry when not in use.
To ensure hygiene we recommend replacing your eyemask every 12 months.