62, Evaporative Dry Eye sufferer since 2005 LipiFlow patient, 2008
It was horribly uncomfortable – a feeling like my eyes were scratched. I had some light sensitivity; I couldn’t wear my contacts much. It was uncomfortable when I was outside, especially if it was windy. Sometimes I couldn’t drive, I couldn’t read. I was continually putting drops in. I just had so many problems with my eyes, it was brutal. I have a high tolerance to pain, but it was a constant nuisance at best. I was just miserable.
I had punctal plugs, which helped some. I used warm compresses, I used just about every kind of drop.
No. I just sat back in a chair and they put these things on my eyes and I sat there and talked to the nurse for a little while and that was it. I could certainly feel the heat but it was nothing painful.
I would say within a few days; it was a gradual thing. But it didn’t take more then a few days until I could tell a big difference.
Massive. It has made a huge difference. I use drops once in a blue moon. I can wear my contacts. I usually don’t wear them everyday, but I certainly can wear them and have them in all day long; that was something that I wasn’t able to do. I’m able to walk outside on a windy day, sit in front of the computer, do my sewing. It’s very exciting. This has made a huge, huge difference.
It’s been better then I expected. This has been almost the best.
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