LipiScan and LipiFlow
Lipiscan is a simple procedure that allows your eye doctor to assess your risk for dry eye disease. This diagnostic test provides us with a high-definition image of the meibomian glands. Eye Pieces provides this test, free of charge, during every comprehensive eye exam we conduct.
LipiFlow ® is a new treatment for dry eye that restores the lipid layer of the tear film, so the tears function better. While there are multiple choices available for treating MGD, LipiFlow is the only FDA-approved treatment for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function. Developed by TearScience, the sterile lid warmer and eyecup apply a combination of heat and pressure to the eyes for less than 15 minutes at a time, under constant monitoring by an eye doctor. The procedure is not painful, and enables the tear glands to secrete good quality tears, and is done in the comfort of your optometrist’s office.