Dry eyes syndrome…what is it and how does it effect your lash extensions.
As defined by the American Optometric Association:
“Dry eye is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults…
People with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision”.
In other words… It’s a break down in tear communication!
Those who have dry eyes are still able to wear eyelash extensions as long as they take extra care of the extensions. The ReLash appointments may be more frequent for some semi-permanent extension wearers.
The main instruction for the After Care is to not get the extensions wet for at least 48 hours.
How does someone with dry eyes handle this? I asked a client and she tells me that she keeps tissue near by and uses her eye drops sparingly…when she does use the eye drops she tries her best to keep the drops going directly into the eye and not to drip around the eye.
Another major factor, the Xtreme Lashes Protective Coating! When used twice a week, the Protective Coating gives your semi-permanent extensions a higher chance of staying on longer.
During her most recent ReLash appointment we snapped these photos. After 3 1/2 weeks since her previous visit, she still has almost 50% of her extensions attached!
Wearing semi-permanent extensions takes commitment….when dealing with additional factors such as dry eyes, it takes an extra step to keep the lashes looking Fab!