Lipiflow Dry Eye Treatment Explained

Lipiflow device by Johnson & Johnson with computer screen and eyelid connections.A Lipiflow dry eye treatment can help if you are suffering from dry eye syndrome where your eyes don’t produce enough tears or dry out too quickly.

Symptoms of dry eyes may include eye redness, pain, itchy eyes, or stinging or burning eyes.

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), approximately 30% of Canadians suffer symptoms from dry eyes.

In this blog, our eye doctors take an in-depth look at Lipiflow dry eye treatment and how it can help restore the health of your eyes.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

A young woman wearing Lipiflow dry eye treatment eyelid connections.For many Canadians, dry eye syndrome is a result of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), which is a chronic disease where the Meibomian glands become clogged.

If you have been diagnosed with MGD our Markham dry eye clinic can help. We offer Lipiflow dry eye treatment using an FDA-approved Vectored Thermal Pulsation device. The Lipiflow treatment gently removes blockages in the Meibomian glands and restores normal gland function.

Lipiflow dry eye treatment is a non-surgical, in-office dry eye treatment that can produce positive results within a few weeks and improve glandular function for up to 2 years.

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Our Lipiflow FAQs below offer additional information and answer most of the common questions we get asked about Lipiflow dry eye treatment.

Lipiflow FAQ

What Is Lipiflow Eye Treatment?

Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation is a non-invasive, non-surgical technology utilized to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye syndrome. To address the root of the problem, a warm and gentle massage is applied to help break down and naturally remove oil buildup in the Meibomian glands.

How Does Lipiflow Work?

The Lipiflow device carefully applies heat to both the outer and inner eyelids as the eyelids are gently massaged. This helps to relax the meibomian glands, open the ducts, and eliminate loosened blockages.

How Long Does Lipiflow Treatment for Dry Eyes Last?

The Lipiflow procedure is painless and generally takes less than 15 minutes to administer.

Does Lipiflow Work for Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are a symptom of clogged oil glands and Lipiflow is specifically designed to unclog and open the ducts of the meibomian glands.

How Long Does Lipiflow Take to Work?

Lipiflow Treatment results can vary between patients from within a few days to several weeks or more depending on the severity of the Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

How Many Lipiflow Dry Eye Treatments Do You Need?

Because dry eye syndrome (caused by MGD) is a chronic condition, our Markham optometrists recommend that dry eye patients have a Lipiflow procedure at least once a year.

Does Lipiflow Hurt?

No, Lipiflow treatments for dry eyes do hurt. Eye drops may be used to minimize discomfort and most patients report that the treatment feels more like a gentle massage for the eyes.

How Effective Is Lipiflow Dry Eye Treatment?

The Lipiflow procedure is quite effective, unclogging the meibomian glands and allowing for natural oil production, which is necessary for a healthy tear film.

Where Can I Get Lipiflow Treatment?

You can book a Lipiflow appointment at our Unionville Dry Eye Clinic located at #107 – 4591 Highway 7 Markham, Ontario by calling 904-477-4488.

Is Lipiflow Covered by Insurance?

Currently, Lipiflow procedures are not covered by Health Insurance.

Is Lipiflow Worth the Cost?

Because Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a chronic disease, dry eye patients tend to feel that Lipiflow dry eye treatments do provide the most effective relief from Dry Eye Syndrome.

Is Lipiflow FDA Approved?

Yes, Lipiflow is Health Canada approved and the FDA does recognize Canada as having a comparable food safety system to the USA.

Does Medicare Cover Lipiflow Treatment?

No, currently, Medicare does not cover Lipiflow procedures.

Is Lipiflow Safe?

Yes, Lipiflow procedures are quite safe and painless.

What To Expect After Lipiflow Treatment?

Following treatment, side effects are rare and temporary and may include mild discomfort due to eye dryness, redness, and light sensitivity.

Get In Touch with Our Unionville Dry Eye Clinic

At Unionville Optometry, we treat patients of all ages offering a full range of eye care services including:

  • Eye Exams
  • Optomap Retinal Exams
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT Scans)
  • Laser Vision Consultations
  • Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
  • Prescription Contact Lenses
  • Designer Eyeglass Frames
  • Skinceuticals Skin Care Products

Our eye doctors do more than just treat the symptoms of dry eyes. The objective with Lipiflow dry eye treatment is to address the root cause of your dry eye problems and provide you with long-lasting relief sooner!

Please call us at 905-477-4488 to book a Lipiflow Treatment with our Unionville Optometry Dry Eye Clinic.

You can also reach us by email.

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