First, your optometrist will prepare you by placing a mild anesthetic drop in your eye. Your ocular hygienist will then clean the eyelids using ZEST to remove any build-up or debris before starting LipiFlow®. The single-use activator is then placed onto your eyelids and when the treatment begins, you will feel a warm and gentle pressure on your eyelids.
The treatment runs through three 6-minute cycles:
- A warming phase
- A varied pulsations phase
- A constant pressure phase
After your treatment, you can expect to see results in 4-6 weeks. 79% of patients reported an improvement of their dry eye symptoms within four weeks. LipiFlow® does not cure Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, so treatments are required to unblock glands on a regular basis.