Why Use a Warm Compress or Mask For Your Eyes?
A warm compress can be really beneficial for giving yourself some relief from irritation, dryness, and redness in the eyes. There are a lot of reasons why your eyes may feel like that, including allergies, blepharitis, a sty, rosacea, dermatitis, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, viral infections, bacterial infections, wearing contact lenses, or even just tiredness. Hence, while a warm compress may provide you with relief, it is important that you do get your eyes checked out as well, to rule out the need for any prescription medication.
The eyes are very delicate organs, and you have to pay close attention to them. If you experience discomfort, pain, vision disturbances, a feeling that something is in your eye, or any other form of irritation, you should get it checked out. A warm compress will probably not harm (it could if you have conjunctivitis and cross-contaminate yourself or others), which is why you can often use it alongside any prescription or over the counter medication. But it is always better to be safe than sorry and have things checked out.