Dry Eye Solutions at Precision Eye Care
Dry eye disease is a common vision condition that can leave your eyes feeling gritty, scratchy, and irritated. Dry eyes can interfere with your comfort and productivity, and we want to help you find relief.
LipiFlow is an innovative device that can help manage and treat the underlying causes of dry eye during an efficient in-office treatment session with your eye doctor.
Our practice is dedicated to helping you find solutions for your dry eye struggles. The first step is visiting us for a comprehensive eye exam—schedule yours today.
Getting to the Bottom of Dry Eyes
LipiFlow helps our team treat one of the underlying causes of dry eye disease, meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Meibomian gland dysfunction is considered a leading cause of dry eye disease and affects the tear production process.
Your tears are composed of 3 layers:
- An oily outer layer
- A watery middle layer
- An inner mucus layer
The oily layer is created by meibomian glands, tiny glands that line your upper and lower eyelids. If they become inflamed or blocked, they can’t secrete oil, which impacts your tear quality. This inflammation is related to MGD, a common cause of dry eye.
How Does LipiFlow Help?
The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System is an excellent option to manage dry eye disease caused by MGD. The LipiFlow device sends warmth to the glands in your eyes and gives them a gentle massage.
The LipiFlow procedure is efficient and provides excellent results. This device is used to remove obstructions in your tear glands with a combination of heat and gentle massage, allowing for a better flow of oils into your tear film for healthy eyes.
The LipiFlow Process
LipiFlow thermal pulsation is an efficient and effective procedure that can be done in 4 simple steps.
The fragile blood vessels in your eyes can swell if your blood sugar levels remain high. Diabetic retinopathy results from blood vessels breaking and leaking fluid in front of your retina, the part of your eye responsible for converting light into the images we see.
Diabetic retinopathy can lead to macular edema, a condition in which your macula (the part of your eye responsible for clear central vision) begins to swell due to damage to your fragile blood vessels.
Almost everyone will develop cataracts later in life, but having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of developing them earlier. Cataracts can be corrected with increased prescription lenses at first but could eventually require surgery to repair your vision fully.
As a group of eye diseases, glaucoma is typically caused by increased pressure inside of your eye. At first, it begins by affecting your peripheral vision and may not have any noticeable symptoms until it slowly creeps inward.
Helping You Manage Dry Eyes
Dry eyes can always be challenging to manage, and we strive to help you find solutions. With the inclusion of LipiFlow into our dry eye management services, we can help you get to the bottom of your dry eye symptoms and address meibomian gland dysfunction.
Take the first step to managing your dry eyes today and schedule an appointment with our eye care professionals.
Our office is located in Vancouver, Washington off the SR-500 and I-205 (War Veterans Memorial Freeway) across from the Vancouver Mall. We have plenty of accessible parking available in the parking lot outside our building.
- 8400 NE Vancouver Mall Loop, Ste 110
- Vancouver, Washington 98662
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed