About 30 million people in the U.S. and 300 million people worldwide suffer from dry, itchy, painful eyes on a daily basis.
The most common cause for dry eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. In MGD, the Meibomian glands, which mix natural oils into your tears, become blocked. When your tears don’t have enough oil in them, they evaporate too quickly and can’t lubricate your eyes properly.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a chronic, progressive condition. But it is treatable.
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System from TearScience is one of the only treatments to target the leading cause of dry eye: blockages in the Meibomian glands.
LipiFlow is a safe, gentle treatment that unblocks the clogged ducts that cause Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. When you come in for your LipiFlow treatment, an eyepiece will be placed on your eyelids that sends gentle pulses of heat and pressure. These pulses will clear gland blockages and allow them to function normally again.
The entire LipiFlow treatment lasts about 12 minutes, is totally painless, and you can get back to your life as soon as you get up from the chair! Patients typically see results immediately, and many need only one treatment to correct their condition.
To find out if LipiFlow is the right treatment for your dry eyes, we invite you to visit us for a complimentary dry eye evaluation. During this evaluation, we will perform an evaluation to determine the root cause of your dry eye.
Contact us today at 425-525-1000 to schedule an eye exam to see if LipiFlow can provide relief for your dry eye symptoms.