Ok, so I was told by my eye doc that I’m supposed to lie for 15 min, twice a day, with a warm compress on my eyes. Tough assignment, I know. But I quickly discovered that a warm washcloth gets cold in less than 5 minutes.
So I discovered rice:
Get a cheapy pair of nylon knee-highs. I found those little bitty “eggs” (little plastic case, about the size of a golf ball) for $.33/pair at Wal-mart. bought a bag of bargain rice for $.96.
Put 1/2 cup or so of rice into one of the knee-highs, tie-off a little above the rice. I laid the bag across my eyes to estimate the size, and tied it off there.
Stick the tied-off stocking of rice in the microwave, starting at 20 seconds, and keep heating until it reaches the heat that you want.
It will stay hot for a good, long while. The rice is awesome for holding the heat in. And then, you can reuse it. I’ve heard that it works well as an ice pack, too.