Do Your Eyes Hurt All the Time?
Do you feel like there is something in your eyes, or have crusty, gritty, or fatigued eyes?
86% of patients with Dry Eyes symptoms have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Lipiflow is the Most Advanced and Effective Treatment For Miebomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
What Is Lipiflow?
Lipiflow is a game-changing technology that effectively treats blockages and chronic dry eyes by stimulating better production of lubricating lipids in your Meibomian Glands. Working out of our state of the art Midtown Dry Eye Clinic, our eye care professionals make use of this revolutionary technology. Lipiflow produces an automatic heated eyelid massage combined with constant soft pressure in pulses. These pulses of heat break down the clogged Meibomian glands. Once the glands are unclogged, the natural oils in your eyes successfully reach the eye and provide desperately needed lubrication and relief to your eyes.
- Lipiflow is a quick and painless procedure, provided by one of our eye doctors within about 15 minutes;
- Lipiflow is FDA approved for the treatment of Dry Eyes;
- Peer-reviewed studies have definitively demonstrated that Lipiflow is both safe and highly-effective for treating dry eyes.
Our optometrists operate one of the leading dry eye clinics in Midtown Manhattan. Our dry eye center offers advanced care for MGD, Blephiritis, Sjorgens, and Dry Eye Disease.
Our treatment options include:
- Dry Eye Spa Treatments
- Nutrition counseling/Supplements
- Drops/artificial tears
- Dry Eye Relief Mask
Don’t Let Dry Eyes Get in Your Way of Life!
Common Questions About Lipiflow
Is Lipiflow Covered By Insurance?
At this time most vision and medical insurances do not cover treatment with Lipiflow.
How Long Does Lipiflow Treatment Last For?
Lipiflow is not a cure, rather a treatment for a chronic condition. Every patient will have a different experience largely dependent on the condition of their MGD. Patients tend to come in every 15-18 months.
What Does Lipiflow Treat?
TearScience’s LipiFlow which is also called Thermal pulsation is used to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, considered the primary cause for Dry Eyes. By warming and expressing the blocked glands, the oil layer on the eye is able to function normally preventing drying out of the eyes.
What Is MGD?
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is the condition where a blockage of the glands in your eyes does not allow for oil to reach the eyes, causing tears to dry out too quickly and leaving you feeling the effects of dry, painful, and irritated eyes.
What are the side effects of Lipiflow?
Lipiflow patients rarely experience side effects. Side effects may include stinging, inflammation, redness.
Does Lipiflow Need to Be Administered By An Ophthalmologist or Optometrist?
Lipiflow is available both through Ophthalmology and Optometry practices in the Midtown area. Pricing at Optometry practices tend to be slightly lower with no change in the quality of the treatment.