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Dry Eyes? Learn How LipiFlow® Can Bring Relief

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Are you going through each day annoyed by the itchiness, stinging and redness of dry eyes, because nothing helps to soothe your sore vision? Revolutionary LipiFlow® can be your answer.

To discover how this dry eye therapy works, book a specialized Dry Eye exam with our Sunnyvale eye doctor. We’ll assess your condition to identify the cause. If it’s meibomian gland dysfunction, we’ll introduce you to the LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System.

How does LipiFlow® work?

The LipiFlow® system has been clinically shown to be effective at relieving blockage of the meibomian glands. By applying warm heat and gentle pulsing pressure, LipiFlow® helps the body to restore normal production of lubricating tear film oils. Whereas moisturizing eye drops only help temporarily, LipiFlow® gets to the root of the problem — bringing lasting relief. Many of our Sunnyvale eye care patients report that their dry eye symptoms disappeared after the first treatment.

What’s the LipiFlow® treatment process?

The actual treatment with LipiFlow® takes about 12 minutes per eye, and both eyes can receive treatment at the same time.

  1. First, numbing eye drops will be placed in each eye, and we’ll clean any debris from your lash lines and the edges of your eyelids.
  2. The LipiFlow® eye piece will be placed gently into each eye; you’ll need to keep your eyes closed lightly throughout the treatment.
  3. You will feel warmth and mild pressure on your eyelids. There are two six-minute cycles consisting of warming, pulsation and pressure. Together, these phases help loosen and eliminate any clogs in your glands.

LipiFlow® is virtually painless, and in most cases, maximum symptom relief occurs about two to four weeks after treatment – lasting for the next year and longer! A few weeks after your treatment, we’ll perform an evaluation to check the effects. LipiFlow® doesn’t just treat the symptoms, it solves the problem at the source.
At Silicon Valley Eye Physicians, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 408-739-6200 or book an appointment online to see one of our Sunnyvale eye doctors.

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