Your dry, itchy eyes might be caused by something more than too much screen time. You might have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). 86% of people with dry eye have this common but frustrating condition. We offer LipiFlow® as a fast, painless way to achieve long-lasting dry eye relief.
What is LipiFlow®?
LipiFlow® is a gentle but effective treatment for dry eye caused by MGD. This common condition occurs when the tiny Meibomian glands along the eyelids become clogged. These glands produce an important lipid that keeps your tears from evaporating. LipiFlow® unblocks these glands and restores normal, lubricating tears. As a result, your eyes feel soothed and lubricated, and you may have less or no need for eye drops.
How Much Does a LipiFlow® Treatment Cost?
The cost of treatments like LipiFlow® varies depending on your provider and location. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reports the average cost as $900. However, we recommend a consultation to discuss pricing. The AAO also calls LipiFlow® the “gold standard” treatment for MGD.
How Does LipiFlow® Work?
LipiFlow® uses a single-use applicator that gently unblocks the Meibomian glands. It uses a combination of heat and gentle pressure to open the glands. LipiFlow® is computer-controlled to protect your eyes throughout treatment. As a result, LipiFlow® requires no downtime, and you can return to work or other activities immediately.
What are the Benefits of LipiFlow®?
Several factors make LipiFlow® the most effective treatment for dry eye caused by MGD. Benefits of LipiFlow® include:
- Normal tears that keep your eyes lubricated
- Reduction in irritation, dryness, and other symptoms
- 10-12 minute treatments fit into a busy schedule
- No medications or related side effects
- Non-invasive and painless
- Can reduce or eliminate the need for eye drops
LipiFlow® gives you the opportunity to achieve relief from a frustrating condition, and it fits into your lunch break from work.
Request a Consultation
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.
What Results Will I See With LipiFlow®?
You can start to see results from LipiFlow® within a few weeks to a few months. You will notice less dryness, better lubrication, and less burning or irritation. Some people will have glands that occasionally become blocked again. How often this happens varies widely from person to person. LipiFlow® results can last for years for some people.
Am I a Candidate for LipiFlow® Dry Eye Treatment?
Since LipiFlow® is non-invasive and gentle, it is safe for nearly everyone. Good candidates for LipiFlow® have dry eye caused by MGD and want lasting relief. If an eye examination determines that your dry eye has another cause, we will assist you with finding other treatment options. You should not have LipiFlow® if you have an eye infection or certain medical conditions.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about LipiFlow® for dry eyes, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (780) 452-4111. We look forward to helping you!