Dry eye and blepharitis (an inflammation of the eyelids/eyelid margins) are growing health concerns, affecting millions of Canadians. Dry eye sufferers often use HYLO® lubricating eye drops as a first-line treatment option for dry eye. Hydrating the ocular surface helps to replenish the tear film and provide long-lasting relief from dry eye symptoms.
Regular eyelid hygiene is equally important. Daily cleansing of lashes, eyelids, and lid margins is vital for maintaining a healthy tear film. Inflamed eyelids and eyelid margins may potentially worsen dry eye. Common eyelid hygiene products often contain irritants such as tensides (soaps), which can disrupt or destroy the lipid layer of the tear film. A healthy lipid layer prevents excessive evaporation of natural tears. When soaps damage the lipid layer, evaporation of tears increases and dry eye symptoms are exacerbated. Choosing a soap-free cleanser for makeup removal and daily eyelid hygiene helps to improve conditions such as blepharitis, ocular rosacea, conjunctivitis, and dry eye.
Fragrance-free, paraben-free, and soap-free liposomal cleansing suspension CALMO® Lid Care has become an important alternative to common lid cleaners. Acting on the feedback of Canadian eye health professionals and patients, CandorVision is excited to introduce CALMO® Lid Care in an additional 30mL starter pack size.
“We start 2024 with the launch of CALMO® Lid Care 30mL for gentle yet effective soap-free eyelid hygiene.” says Dr. Frank Heidemann, President and CEO of CandorVision™. “Unlike standard products, which may sting or burn, CALMO® Lid Care makes your eyes feel better right away. Its liposomal formula cleanses gently and helps to stabilize the lipid layer of the tear film, thus relieving dry eye symptoms.”
CALMO® Lid Care 30mL has the same benefits as CALMO® Lid Care 70mL: both are fragrance free, paraben free, and soap free, suitable for daily lid care and gentle removal of ocular debris and makeup. The new pack size of CALMO® Lid Care 30mL will make it easy to start patients on a daily lid hygiene regimen due to its attractive price and comfortable feel during and after application, with its content lasting approximately 2 weeks. For those seeking longer-term use, CALMO® Lid Care 70mL remains available.
“CALMO® Lid Care 30mL will be a valuable tool for eye health professionals to expand their patient base. Hesitant patients and infrequent users can now easily experience soap-free CALMO®eyelid and lash care”, notes Dr. Frank Heidemann. “CALMO® Lid Care 30mL is also ideal for travel – a small bottle that easily fits in your carry-on luggage”.
CALMO® Lid Care 30mL can be found Canada-wide at pharmacies behind the counter alongside CALMO®Lid Care 70mL, HYLO® family of dry eye treatments, OCUNOX® Eye Ointment, CALMO® Eye Spray, and NACLINO™ lid wipes, as well as at selected optometry and ophthalmology clinics.
CandorVision™ (a division of CandorPharm Inc.) is a Canadian-owned and operated company which develops and markets the highest quality ophthalmic medical devices for dry eye and lid hygiene treatment for the Canadian market. CandorVision™ provides cutting-edge technology to health professionals, developed with the protection of our environment and environmentally compliant techniques in mind.