Dry, scratchy eyes can be annoying, but when combined with blurred vision or sensitivity to sunlight they can be downright debilitating.
If this is the case for you, you may have a chronic condition called evaporative dry eye, which often can’t be relieved by eye drops or warm compresses. For many people, true relief comes from LipiFlow®.
What is LipiFlow®?
LipiFlow® is a procedure that treats not just the symptoms of chronic dry eyes but gets to the root of the actual cause. By opening and clearing blocked glands, the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System allows the eyes to continue in the natural production of oils necessary to create tears.
This technology applies controlled heat to the inner eyelid at mild intermittent pressure, which releases the oils from the blocked glands without causing any damage to the eyes.
The LipiFlow® Experience
The procedure is virtually painless and has even been referred to as relaxing and therapeutic. It is an outpatient procedure, performed in a doctor’s office, and in some cases can even be completed the same day as your evaluation.
Often your provider will have you complete a series of evaluations, including a questionnaire, to determine the likely cause of your dry eyes.
If you are suffering from dryness or symptoms of chronic dry eye after having laser vision correction surgery, LipiFlow® may be right for you. Eyedrops may provide relief temporarily, but LipiFlow® can assist in eliminating the frequency of your need for eye drops, or eradicating eye drops altogether.
LipiFlow® can be a life-changing procedure that can relieve you of your chronic dry eyes permanently.
LipiFlow® technology provides a level of accuracy and quality that allows providers to treat their patients with confidence and ease. Contact us today to find out how LipiFlow® can help you!
We have oil glands in our upper and lower lids that express a thin layer of oil with each blink that protects our tears from evaporating too quickly. Over time the oil becomes thick which decreases its effectiveness and can clog the gland.
TearCare, consists of two small adhesive heat pads that are placed on your upper and lower eyelids. Each pad heats the lids for about 15 minutes to soften the oils so they may be gently expressed w minimal pressure to remove the thick oil resulting in a healthier tear film.