Dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) occurs when the tear glands stop working properly, which can mean that not enough tears are produced, or that they evaporate too quickly. Dry eye can be caused by a range of factors, including wearing contact lenses, ageing, medical conditions, the side effects of medication and dry, hot, windy, smoky or dusty environments.
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System from TearScience is one of the only treatments to target the leading cause of dry eye: blockages in the Meibomian glands.
At your consultation, you'll be given an eye examination and a LipiView scan, which looks at your tear film in greater detail. This only takes around 10 minutes and if you're suitable for treatment, LipiFlow can be carried out on the same day.
LipiFlow itself takes around 12 minutes per eye. It's a non-invasive treatment, which uses gentle pulses of heat and pressure to remove the blockages in your tear glands.
Your Meibomian glands are gently opened up, allowing your body to create the natural oils that are essential for keeping your eyes moist and comfortable.
Optical Express is one of the few eye care providers to offer this state-of-the-art treatment. While LipiFlow is of course an investment, patients enjoy excellent results and freedom from irritating and painful dry eye symptoms.
Book a consultation and your treatment could be carried out the same day