DRY EYE & LIPIFLOW
DRY EYE AND LIPIFLOW
Wilmington Family Eye Care is now one of a select few practices in the country that offers LipiFlow for our dry eye patients!
LipiFlow is a treatment device specifically designed for effectively removing blockages from the meibmomian glands, allowing them to properly function and produce the oils that make up the top protective lipid layer of the tear film. Supported by 37 patents and used around the world by leading eye care professionals, LipiFlow is fast becoming the standard of care for MGD with studies demonstrating its safe and effective results. LipiFlow was designed to minimize patient discomfort during a 12 minute in-office treatment that most patients describe as a gently massaging of the eye lids.
Your eye doctor at Wilmington Family Eye Care will perform a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate gland performance and the health of your gland secretions. This will help to determine the root cause of Dry Eye Disease. You can assess your Dry Eye symptoms online and your doctor may have you complete a short questionnaire. A series of other simple test can be performed that may include compression of the lid under a slit lamp and using LipiScan which provides a high resolution picture of your gland structure. If you are experiencing Dry Eye symptoms, it is essential that you ask your eye doctor to check for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). If you have MGD, LipiFlow may be an optimal treatment to ensure long-term eye health and to alleviate Dry Eye and MGD symptoms.
To learn more visit Lipiflow’s website.
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Our staff creates a caring and comfortable environment to help your family feel right at home with our comprehensize medical exams.
Our optical staff has years of experience in adjusting and fixing glasses. We also showcase over 700 frames including designer brands.
Our optometrists work with you to determine which material, brand, and design is best for your eyes and your lifestyle.
We screen every patient and use advanced technologies for treatment in the prevention of vision loss from Glaucoma. Glaucoma is referred to as the sneak thief of vision loss and the only detection is through a comprehensive eye examination.
Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness. Our doctors will assess for damage to small vessels and communicate with your primary care physician. The early stages of damage do not cause changes in vision and you will not have symptoms. Only an eye exam can detect the problem and prevent vision loss.
Our doctors are the first to lead the revolution in vision loss prevention through Adapt Dx - a test that can detect age related macular degeneration (AMD) 3 years earlier. Early detection leads to better vision outcomes.
People who have lost eyesight due to injuries or eye disease require special products to help them function as independently as possible. Our staff is trained to demonstrate the use these devices to improve your quality of life.
Emergency Eye Care
We are available for your emergency eye issues such as eye injuries, eye infections and more.