Dry Eye LipiFlow® Treatment
Real help for dry eyes in Arlington, Washington.
The demands of a digital world, aging, and certain medical conditions can compromise the health of your eyes and the quality of your tears.
Artificial tears help treat the symptoms. But a sophisticated therapeutic treatment called LipiFlow actually targets the leading cause of dry eye, a condition known as meibomian gland dysfunction.
We offer an advanced way to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of dry eye. Contact us to get real relief.
What Is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
Tears are vital to eye health. Composed of mucin, moisture, and oil, the tear film nourishes and protects eyes. An essential oil in tears is produced by the meibomian glands in the eyelids. When gland activity or tear balance is disrupted eye health is at risk.
Replacing tears with artificial solutions may help alleviate symptoms. But now there is a way to support normal tear production.
Advanced LipiView offers doctors a way to view and measure meibomian gland activity. And sophisticated LipiFlow technology actually restores meibomian gland function.
What Is LipiFlow?
LipiFlow is a state-of-the-art treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction. It targets the primary cause of dry eye—blocked or dysfunctioning glands.
LipiFlow uses therapeutic heat and massage to relieve blockages. Precisely controlled by sophisticated technology, it helps open blocked gland ducts and restore normal flow.
The procedure is quick and noninvasive, with each session taking about 15 minutes. Overall patients find the process quick and “soothing.”
Schedule An Appointment With Us
Alpine Vision Clinic is one of the few facilities north of Seattle offering this technology. Dr. Williams and staff have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface diseases including dry eye.
Talk to us about diagnosing and treating dry eyes, ocular surface disease, and meibomian gland dysfunction. We are trained in evaluating your meibomian glands, tear layer, and blinking pattern and can help you find real relief.