Complete Eye Care is now offering a new, breakthrough treatment for dry eye sufferers.
If you are experiencing eye dryness, irritation, light sensitivity, vision fluctuations, contact lens intolerance and eye fatigue, you may be a candidate for a new treatment called LipiFlow.
Of millions of people in the U.S. that suffer from dry eye, a majority have evaporative dry eye, which stems from a deficiency in the oily lipid layer of the eye's tear film. The lipid deficiency is due to blockages in the Meibomian glands located in the eyelids. The lipids serve to protect the water (aqueous) layer of tears so that the tears do not evaporate too quickly.
Treat the Cause of Evaporative Dry Eye
LipiFlow® is intended for the application of localized heat and pressure in adult patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye or lipid deficient dry eye.
Unlike traditional treatments (e.g., warm compresses, wetting drops and ointments) that address dry eye symptoms, LipiFlow treats the root cause, the obstructed Meibomian glands.
If left untreated, dry eye can lead to further ocular deterioration and additional problems. The goal of unblocking the glands is to allow them to resume their natural production of lipids required for a healthy tear film. LipiFlow treatments can only be provided by a licensed physician.
"Dry eye is a common patient complaint, and it's one that shouldn't be ignored," said Dr. J. D. Bonner with Complete Eye Care. "We are pleased to now offer LipiFlow to help those with MGD. We know that traditional therapies provide limited relief. LipiFlow, addressing the leading cause of dry eye, can offer substantial relief. "
How LipiFlow Works:
LipiFlow uses a disposable eye piece to apply controlled heat to the inner eyelids and intermittent gentle pressure to the outer eyelid.
LipiFlow facilitates the release of lipids from the blocked Meibomian glands allowing the natural flow of lipids to resume.
LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes. Both eyes can be treated simultaneously.
What to Expect from LipiFlow:
In a controlled clinical trial, a majority of patients treated with LipiFlow reported an improvement in overall dry eye symptoms at 4 weeks post treatment2.
You would not be a candidate for LipiFlow if you recently had eye surgery, eye injury, herpes of the eye or chronic eye inflammation. LipiFlow may not fit all eyes. Possible side effects from LipiFlow include redness, burning, stinging, discharge, blurred vision, dryness and sensitivity to light.
If dry eye is hindering you from the activities you love, we are here to help. Please contact us at 423-332-8222 to schedule an appointment for a dry eye assessment. We are here to help you with all your vision health needs.
The professionals at Complete Eye Care are available Monday – Friday to assist you with all your eye care needs. Walk-ins are welcome should a patient find themselves in an emergency situation. The optical shop is open to the public, you don't need an appointment to stop by and you can bring in your outside prescription for glasses and/or contact lenses. We have a variety of frames and contact lens options that fit every budget, need and style!
Complete Eye Care is located at 9453 Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy. For more information about their services, the importance of routine eye exams or to schedule an appointment, call 423-332-8222 or visit completeeyecare.org.
"Dry eye is a common patient complaint, and it's one that shouldn't be ignored. We are pleased to now offer LipiFlow to help those with MGD. We know that traditional therapies provide limited relief. LipiFlow, addressing the leading cause of dry eye, can offer substantial relief. " – Dr. J.D. Bonner
For more information about their services, the importance of routine eye exams or to schedule an appointment, call 423-332-8222 or visit completeeyecare.org.