Blepharitis is a common eye condition in which the eyelid becomes inflamed resulting in redness, dryness and a feeling of grit in the eyes.

Usually, blepharitis occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of your eyelashes come into contact with bacteria (such as from contact lenses and makeup) or become clogged or irritated. While the condition is uncomfortable and may be physically unattractive, it's usually doesn't lead to permanent eyesight damage.

Possible symptoms of Blepharitis include:

Blepharitis can, however, be difficult to treat. Symptoms can frequently improve but are rarely eliminated.

Schedule an appointment with our Wink i Wear optometrist if you notice any symptoms.