All Eye Care Doctors, your source for eye treatment and prescription eyewear in Cambridge, MA and Medford, MA and surrounding areas, is proud to announce that we are now an approved provider of LipiFlow®, a new breakthrough technology to treat dry eyes. LipiFlow will be available at both our Medford and Cambridge offices this month!
A Breakthrough in Treating Dry Eyes
There are 25 years of research supporting the clinical science behind the leading cause and treatment for dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Gland blockages that occur due to MGD can be cleared most effectively by the gentle heating and massaging of the inner and outer eyelid. This is formally known as thermal pulsation treatment, and LipiFlow is the only FDA-approved device to provide both inner and outer lid therapy.
What is LipiFlow?
LipiFlow is a treatment device designed for removing blockages from the meibomian glands, allowing them to function and produce the oils that constitute the top protective lipid layer of your tear film. LipiFlow is quickly becoming the standard of care for MGD, with studies demonstrating its effective and safe results. This treatment involves minimal patient discomfort, requiring only a 12-minute in-office treatment per eye that most patients experience as the feeling of a gentle massaging of their eyelids.
How Does LipiFlow Work?
LipiFlow activators are single-use sterile devices that deliver therapeutic energies to the meibomian glands, while still protecting the delicate structures of your eye. The activators are placed over and under the eyelids but are contoured just above your cornea so that they avoid contact with the eye surface. The placement and treatment of the activators on the eyes is a simple process that is usually done with minimal discomfort.
Once our optometrists place the activators on your eyes, treatment begins. The LipiFlow activator delivers heat and gentle pressure to the inner lids, along with a therapeutic motion on the outer lid to safely remove any gland blockages. The entire treatment takes about 12 minutes while results are seen 6-8 weeks after treatment.
Find Out if LipiFlow is Right for You
Your knowledgeable, expert optometrists here at All Eye Care Doctors can identify if LipiFlow treatment is right for you and your eyes. To learn about LipiFlow dry eye treatment, or to learn more about our options for prescription glasses in Somerville, MA, check out our recent press release or call our Medford location today at 781-393-5367 or our Cambridge location at 857-600-0701.