Cambridge, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/19/2018 -- All Eye Care Doctors, the leading provider of prescription eyewear in Cambridge, MA, as well as Medford, found near Porter Square in Cambridge, and Davis Square and Assembly Row in Somerville, is proud to announce that they are now an approved provider of LipiFlow, a breakthrough FDA approved technology in treating the leading cause of dry eye disease. LipiFlow treatment will be available from All Eye Care Doctors later this month.
LipiFlow is a treatment device that removes blockages from the meibomian glands, allowing them to produce the oils that constitute the top protective lipid layer of one's tear film. This device is starting to become the standard of care for meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), with many years of studies demonstrating its effectiveness and safety.
LipiFlow activators are sterile devices that bring therapeutic energies to the meibomian glands, all while protecting the structure of the eye. The optometrists at All Eye Care Doctors place the activators over and beneath the eyelids, which are contoured above one's cornea to avoid contact with the eye surface. Placing and treating the activators is a simple process that is done with minimal discomfort.
Treatment starts once the activators are in place, delivering gentle pressure and heat to the inner lids, simultaneously providing therapeutic motion to the outer lid to safely remove any gland obstructions. The whole process takes 12 minutes per eye. As healthy gland function recovers, one will usually see the best results 6-8 weeks after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their optometrist if LipiFlow is right for them.
Those who would like to learn more about LipiFlow, or hear more information about their options for prescription glasses in Somerville, MA, are directed to call All Eye Care Doctors' Medford or Cambridge location today or to visit their website at https://all-eye-care.com/.
About All Eye Care Doctors
The licensed optometrists and opticians at All Eye Care Doctors use state-of-the-art technology to offer professional and personalized eye care services to each patient. At this locally-owned vision center, we do our best to ensure patients will see the same doctor at every visit and receive care that fits their unique lifestyle and vision needs. To find out more about All Eye Care Doctors, visit https://all-eye-care.com/.