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965 E 700 S
St George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-673-5577
Fax: 435-688-0381

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What are some of the risk factors for Evaporative Dry Eye?

  • Hormonal changes in women during menopause – particularly decreasing levels of estrogen – can cause thickening of the oils secreted by the meibomian glands, which results in blockages.
  • Decreased estrogen levels may enhance conditions under which staphylococcal bacteria can proliferate in the meibomian glands. This results in a decreased oil secretion rate.
  • Additional factors that may cause or exacerbate meibomian gland dysfunction include age, contact lens use and hygiene, cosmetic use, and illnesses, particularly diabetes.

Common symptoms of Dry Eye

  • Dryness
  • Discomfort and irritation
  • Grittiness or feeling of a foreign body in the eye
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Tearing
  • Redness
  • Discharge
  • Tiredness
  • Ttching
  • Vision disturbance
  • Sensitivity to light

How Dry Eye can negatively impact your vision – and your life

The symptoms of Dry Eye can be uncomfortable – and a big burden. Basic visual tasks, such as reading, using a computer, driving or watching television may become difficult. Wearing contact lenses may be impossible. And, you might find that symptoms worsen later in the day, keeping you from enjoying the activities you want to do.

Underlying the considerable discomfort is a real physical condition that needs treatment to stop the cycle of Dry Eye deterioration and worsening symptoms. Dry Eye is a chronic disease – and without proper management, the deterioration may look like this:

  • Increased evaporation of tears
  • Unstable tear film
  • Damage to the eye surface
  • Further discomfort
  • Inflammation and cell damage
  • Fluctuation and decrease in vision

LipiFlow® is designed to provide relief, so you can get on with your life.

Evaporative Dry Eye can be a thing of the past – with LipiFlow®

If you’re ready to get started, call us to schedule an assessment appointment. Reduce your dependence on drops or maybe even eliminate them. Goodbye, daily therapies. Hello LipiFlow®.

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965 E 700 S
St George, UT 84790
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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9am5pm
Tuesday9am5pm
Wednesday9am5pm
Thursday9am7pm
Friday9am5pm
SaturdayBy Appt.By Appt.
SundayClosedClosed
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