LipiFlow – A Revolutionary Treatment for Evaporative Dry Eye
If you suffer from dry eye disease, you know first-hand how the persistent discomfort and resulting vision problems can be a cause of ongoing distraction at work and keep you from enjoying the activities you love.
Up until now, patients who suffered from dry eye syndrome could only treat the symptoms using prescription eye drops, artificial tears, dietary supplements and punctal plugs. Capital Vision Care is now offering an innovative treatment called LipiFlow® that that addresses the root cause of many forms of Dry Eye Disease, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
LipiFlow® is a non-invasive in clinic procedure that lasts 12 minutes with a total appointment time of 30 minutes This procedure offers impressive results with minimal discomfort, side effects and no downtime. Patients are able to resume their daily activity immediately following the procedure.
Before recommending LipiFlow®, your eye doctor needs to do a complete eye examination and tests to determine the cause of your dry eye, unless it is already known. Your exam may include testing your tear film and how well your Meibomian glands are working.
LipiFlow Treatment Introductory Pricing
- Long Lasting Results
- Comfortable & Zero Downtime
- Follow Up Appointments
How Does LipiFlow® Work?
Your eyelids are encircled by a series of small oil-producing glands called Meibomian glands. These glands play an important role in the overall quality of your eye’s natural tears as it keeps them from evaporating too quickly from your eye’s surface.
Meibomian glands sometimes become blocked. When they do, your tears don’t contain enough oil. Treating the blocked Meibomian glands helps restore normal oils to your tear film, resulting in tears that keep the eye moist longer.
The LipiFlow® is specially designed to remove blockages and restore the functionality of the Meibomian glands, allowing for the regular production of the oils that make up the protective lipid layer of the eye’s tear film.
LipiFlow® works by safely and comfortably delivering a combination of heat and therapeutic motion to the eyelids to effectively express blockages and open the passages found in the Meibomian glands. Once the glands are free of blockages, they can resume producing and delivering the essential oil needed for healthy tear film and ocular comfort.
Our professionally trained and certified “Eye-gienists” will apply the LipiFlow® activators onto each eye. These activators are single-use sterile devices that safely and comfortably deliver a combination of heat to the inner lids and simultaneous therapeutic motion to the outer lids, removing blockages from the Meibomian glands. The Activators are contoured to avoid contact with the cornea, protecting the delicate structures of the eye. Maximum results are usually experienced 6-8 weeks after treatment.