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Dry Eye Center

Using the only IPL FDA-approved for management of dry eye disease due to MDG (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)

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Dry Eye Disease

         Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes may experience irritated, gritty, scratchy or burning eyes; a feeling of something in their eyes; excess watering; and blurred vision. Symptoms may include:

  • Red, burning, gritty and itchy eyes

  • Light sensitivity

  • Fluctuating blurred vision

  • Frequent watery eyes

  • Discomfort with contact lenses

Lumenis OptiLight

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.

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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:

  • Increasing tear break-up time

  • Reducing the amount of demodex mites and bacteria living around your eyes

  • Eliminating blood vessels that contribute to inflammation

  • Improving meibomian gland functionality
     

What to Expect

Before Your Treatment

The preparation for your treatment begins a few weeks before your scheduled appointment. Begin by avoiding sun exposure, such as tanning, for the 2 weeks leading up to your treatment.

Ensure you arrive at the office without wearing any makeup or moisturizers on your face. We screen for recent use of any photosensitive medications, Botox, or other dermal fillers. They may interfere with treatment.
 

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, you’ll receive artificial tears to help add moisture to your eyes. While this treatment doesn’t cause any discomfort, you may have slightly flushed skin. Skin irritation is possible for the 24 hours following your appointment.

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