Here at Dr. Gina Dyda-Schmid Optometrist and Associates, we are proud to offer LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment to our patients. This unique treatment is designed to remove any blockages from the meibomian gland and treat dry eye symptoms. In the past, dry eye has primarily been treated with prescription or over-the-counter eye drops, dietary supplements, and punctal plugs (also known as tear duct plugs). LipiFlow treatment provides relief similar to these remedies but in a more effective, safe, and drug-free way.
What Causes Dry Eye?
Many symptoms of dry eye are a result of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, which causes blockages that hinder the production of oil, which helps prevent your eyes from drying out. These oils also help protect your eyes from environmental variables that can negatively impact the health of your eyes, not to mention your comfort. Without the protection of these oils, excessive reading and television use, dry climates, and heating and air conditioning can all have adverse effects on your eye health and can contribute to dry eye symptoms.
How does LipiFlow work?
With the LipiFlow treatment, we can clear blockages of the meibomian gland through a combination of heat and massage to the outer and inner eyelids. By removing these blockages, your eyes can return to their natural functionality so that your dry eye symptoms are treated with natural tears rather than artificial ones. This treatment is not only extremely effective in treating dry eye, but it is a quick, non-surgical procedure that we can do in a single office visit.
Is LipiFlow Safe?
Here at Dr. Gina Dyda-Schmid Optometrist and Associates, we use only the safest, most effective products to treat our patients. LipiFlow treatment is designed only to apply pressure and heat to the eyelids, so your eyeball and the structure of your eye is never affected. Our highly trained staff would be happy to help answer any additional questions you may have about your treatment.