If you suffer from dry, irritated, red, stinging eyes, you’re not alone. Over 3 million people in America suffer from dry eye syndrome, which is a chronic condition in which your eyes don’t produce enough natural lubrication. This condition, if left untreated, can lead to vision problems in the future – not to mention poor quality of life due to constantly dry and irritated eyes!
In the past, constant use of eye drops was the only way to combat dry eye syndrome. However, needing to use eye drops multiple times a day is inconvenient and can be a hassle in everyday life. Luckily, there is new technology available that provides long-lasting dry eye relief.
Here at Kirk Eye Center, we are dedicated to bringing you the most advanced eye care possible. This is why we offer LipiFlow, a revolutionary treatment for dry eyes that can provide relief for up to two years. Call us at 708-397-8114 today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
What Is LipiFlow Dry Eye Treatment?
LipiFlow is a treatment that actually addresses the root cause of dry eye syndrome. The majority of chronic dry eye sufferers have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), which is a condition where your meibomian glands become blocked. The meibomian glands are responsible for oil production in the eye, and when they become blocked, the eyes can’t produce sufficient lubrication.
LipiFlow is a gentle and pain-free treatment that uses Vector Thermal Pulse technology to break up blockages, allowing your meibomian glands to work properly. Benefits of LipiFlow treatment include:
- Long-lasting results
- Quick treatment time
- Improved quality of life
Eye drops can provide temporary relief, but a single LipiFlow treatment can provide up to 12 months of relief from dry eye. Treatment takes only 12 minutes, and it is painless due to the use of anesthetic drops.
Our patients often find that their quality of life is greatly improved after a LipiFlow treatment, as they no longer are plagued by constant eye irritation and the need to carry eye drops everywhere.
Are You a Candidate for LipiFlow?
You are most likely a candidate for LipiFlow if:
- You’ve tried various other dry eye treatments and remedies with little success
- You’re tired of using eye drops every day and want a longer-lasting solution
- The main cause of your dry eye is MGD
- You are in otherwise good eye health
During your consultation, we will use the sophisticated LipiView technology to determine the extent of your dry eye and the health of your meibomian glands. LipiView is a comfortable and effective way to closely examine why your eyes are dry. We are able to accurately measure your lipid layer and determine if LipiFlow is a good option for you.
The LipiView imaging tool is easy and comfortable for our patients. All you have to do is look into a camera and blink. There are no bright lights or puffs of air.
Schedule Your LipiFlow Consultation
If you have been suffering with dry eyes and are ready for a long-lasting dry eye treatment, please call Kirk Eye Center today at 708-397-8114 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in River Forest, Gurnee, and other areas of greater Chicago.