How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eye?

Eye symptoms like itching, redness, or grittiness can affect your life in many ways. These symptoms may indicate dry eye, a chronic but treatable condition. Dry eye is a common, frustrating problem. You may not even realize you have it or have been trying to manage it with eye drops. Fortunately, your Visionmax team has better treatment options. 

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What Causes Dry Eye?

People may develop dry eyes for many reasons. Your eyes may feel dry due to allergies, dust or debris in the air, or a range of medical conditions. A common cause of chronic dry eye is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). These tiny glands on the edges of your eyelids secrete a vital component of your tears. If they become blocked, your tears evaporate too quickly, leaving your eyes dry. 

How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eye?

Dry eye symptoms are common, but if they keep coming back or refuse to go away, they may be signs of a chronic condition. You may have chronic dry eyes if you frequently experience symptoms like:

  • Itchiness
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Irritation
  • Redness
  • Grittiness

Many people try to manage these symptoms with eye drops or other at-home treatments. These may provide relief for some people, but others may benefit from more advanced treatment. 

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We’d love to help you get all the information you need in order to make the best choice for your eyes. Request a consultation today! Our staff is available and happy to answer your every question.

How does LipiFlow® Treat Dry Eye Symptoms?

LipiFlow® is a treatment for MGD. This non-invasive treatment addresses blocked glands to restore your normal tears. It uses single-use applicators to deliver a gentle combination of warmth and pressure that dislodge blockages and clear the Meibomian glands. As a result, these glands can secrete lipids that form part of your tears. Since MGD makes up 86% of dry eye cases, LipiFlow® provides results for many people. Treatment takes less than fifteen minutes per eye, and both eyes can be treated at the same time. 

Is There Any Downtime After LipiFlow® for Dry Eye?

There is no downtime after LipiFlow®. You can return to your usual activities immediately. This gentle treatment does not affect your vision and will not cause any discomfort. You can have LipiFlow® treatment on a lunch break and return to work without delay. 

I absolutely loved my experience with VisionMax. They have the most incredible staff, from start to finish they were so helpful and informative! I was nervous and Dr.Senekal talked me through the whole procedure, making me feel so comforted. It was over before I knew it (quite literally)! I cannot recommend going to VisionMax enough!

What Results Will I See With LipiFlow® for Dry Eye?

Each person responds differently to LipiFlow® treatment. Most people will see results with a single session. Relief from dry eye symptoms typically takes four to six weeks. Many people experience long-lasting symptom relief, but you may need an occasional maintenance treatment if your glands tend to become clogged. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Dry Eye Treatment?

Only a consultation can determine if you will benefit from LipiFlow®. An eye examination will determine whether your dry eye is caused by MGD or other causes. Almost anyone can have LipiFlow® treatment. This non-invasive treatment is extremely low-risk and safe for sensitive eyes. 

Take the Next Step

To learn more about dry eye treatment, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (866) 458-1545. We look forward to helping you!

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