Fort Collins Dry Eye Center

Treating Symptoms of Dry Eye with the Latest Technology and Highest Success

It’s time to change your outlook on dry eye.

There are roughly 30 million people in the United States and over 300 million worldwide who have been diagnosed with dry eye. Most have learned to live with eye discomfort and have become dependent on drops or other treatment methods that only offer temporary relief.

Few know that in over 85% of cases dry eye is caused by MGD – a disease that can be treated for good!

MGD occurs when there is a compromise to the function and/or structure of the meibomian glands in the eyelids that produce the protective oily layer of the tear film. These glands can become blocked over time and can no longer produce oils needed for healthy tears. This blockage results in rapid evaporation of your tears and can lead to irritation, discomfort and if not treated gland dropout.

Now, with the breakthrough LipiFlow® technology, it’s possible to directly treat the root cause of MGD.

LipiFlow is the only FDA-cleared device for removing gland blockages and restoring gland function. Through advances in the application of Vectored Thermal Pulsation (VTPTM) technology, the LipiFlow treatment utilizes a patented algorithm of heat applied to the inner eyelids and massage to remove the obstructions in your meibomian glands.

The LipiFlow treatment is administered with no pain and minimal discomfort at Dr. Anderson’s Office.

Individually sealed devices called activators are placed around the eyelids. A gentle “massaging” coupled with the precise delivery of heat is applied removing gland blockages and reactivating gland function. The treatment is designed so the eyeball is completely protected.

After Care & Exercises

The Lipiflow treatment is an elective procedure to treat dry eye and MGD. Ask Dr. Anderson if it is the right choice for you. After your treatment, take a look at these exercises to keep your eyes healthy and looking great!

I started seeing Dr. Anderson in 2007 and was impressed with the thoroughness of his exams, sophistication of his equipment.

While I briefly left his services to be assisted by an MD (Dr. Anderson is an OD), I returned after finding out that his refraction exams yielded me much, much better and more accurate prescriptions than those through an MD’s office.

I also found that his coordination of services with Omni Eye Center of Denver, where their specialized ophthalmologists (MDs) come to Fort Collins to deal with the medical issues that Dr. Anderson identifies ended up meeting all my eye-related medical needs. I continue to be impressed by Dr. Anderson’s care and referral network and trust the results of his sophisticated exam equipment and his evaluation of my eyes’ conditions.

Both he and his staff have been excellent to deal with over the years and I’ve referred several friends to his service.

Colorado B.