Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.
Despite these constant detrimental effects on quality of life, many dry eye sufferers are not aware that they’re suffering from dry eye disease or that real treatments exist. Instead, they just live with the discomfort.
Our practice is dedicated to finding the ideal dry eye solution for you. You no longer need to simply live with the discomfort. By comprehensively understanding your unique condition, we can bring you the relief you need.
We’re proud to offer OptiLight by Lumenis to our patients, specially designed for dry eye management.
What Is OptiLight by Lumenis?
OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.
The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.
How Does It Work?
OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality.
This application can significantly relieve dry eye indicators and has a multi-factorial effect, including:
What to Expect
Before Your Treatment
To prepare for your OptiLight IPL treatment, we ask you to take a skin type questionnaire to correctly set the device to your unique skin to increase the treatment’s effectiveness. In the weeks leading up to treatment, you should reduce your exposure to harmful UV light from the sun as it could cause damage to the skin.
During Your Treatment
This treatment is fast and simple. During the treatment your doctor will apply a coupling gel on the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields.
As light is applied to the skin, you may experience a warm sensation. The treatment is gentle with minimum discomfort. The treatment itself will only take 10–15 minutes.
OptiLight is often followed by meibomian gland expression.
After Your Treatment
After treatment you should avoid sun exposure and tanning and be sure to use at least SPF-30 sunblock on the treatment area for 3–4 weeks. Avoid hot water for 48 hours after your procedure and use a light moisturizer to soothe the treatment area.
Part of Your Custom Treatment Plan
A course of treatment typically includes 4 sessions spaced 2–4 weeks apart.
By evaluating your unique dry eye condition, we can develop a custom treatment plan to bring you relief. From warm compresses to eyelid scrubs, we are committed to finding the right treatment to solve your dry eye based on its unique cause.
Will the OptiLight by Lumenis Work for Me?
While OptiLight by Lumenis is an effective dry eye management solution, we want to make sure it’s right for you. We do not recommend this treatment if you:
You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eye Anymore
Dry, irritated eyes can be managed with a new treatment that brings comfort and can restore quality of life. Visit your eye doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to your needs.