Do your eyes often feel dry? Does it ever seem like your eyes aren't producing enough tears to lubricate your eyes? You may be suffering from dry eye syndrome. LipiFlow is an effective treatment option available for those living with dry eyes.
Eye Care Center Limited provides treatment for dry eyes and other eye health concerns at our Addison and Burbank locations. If you are thinking about LipiFlow, here are some common questions patients often have about the treatment and how it can help.
You may benefit from dry eye treatment if you have been diagnosed with dry eye syndrome. The causes of dry eye syndrome may stem from eyelid inflammation, allergies, medications, or even changes in your hormone levels. People who wear contact lenses are more likely to experience dry eye syndrome as well.
Meibomian glands produce the oil that makes the top layer of the tear film. We often see patients suffering from dry eyes due to blocked glands, a condition known as meibomian gland dysfunction. LipiFlow uses an electronically generated vectored thermal pulse to massage under the eyelids and free up meibomian gland blockages. Once these blockages clear, the gland can deliver oil to the eye to hold tears in more effectively, correcting dry eyes. Some patients benefit from one session or require several for optimal results.
An optometrist will determine if LipiFlow is right for you during your next appointment. The best candidates for this treatment may already experience dry eye syndrome, including symptoms like sensitivity to light, blurry vision, eye redness, itchy eyes, and sore eyes.
Eye Care Center Limited provides dry eye treatment for many patients. If you are in Addison or Burbank, our eye doctor may be able to help. Contact our office to meet with our eye doctor to learn more about LipiFlow.