Dry Eye Treatment
Dry Eyes is a common condition that occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears can be inadequate for many reasons. For example, dry eyes may occur if you don’t produce enough tears or if you produce poor-quality tears.
Dry eyes feel uncomfortable. If you have dry eyes, your eyes may sting or burn. You may experience dry eyes in certain situations, such as on an airplane, in an air-conditioned room, while riding a bike or after looking at a computer screen for a few hours.
Treatments for dry eyes may make you more comfortable. These treatments can include lifestyle changes and the usage of eye drops. You’ll likely need to take these measures indefinitely to control the symptoms of dry eyes.
There are other measures to treat dry eyes if you have had no relief on artificial tears. For example, punctal plugs, serum tears or Lipiflow.
What is Lipiflow?
Lipiflow is a option for dry eye treatment that is not covered by insurance companies.
LipiFlow is a treatment device specifically designed for effectively removing blockages from the meibmomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film. LipiFlow was designed to minimize patient discomfort during a 12 minute in-office treatment that most patients describe as a gently massaging of the eye lids.
If you are interested in a consultation regrding Lipiflow, please make an appointment with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to determine if you are a candidate.