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Dry eye disease is increasingly prevalent, impacting millions worldwide. This chronic condition can significantly affect daily life, making even simple tasks challenging.

Symptoms such as eye pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes may indicate dry eye disease. However, there’s no need to worry! Our team can conduct a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate your vision and eye health and recommend appropriate treatment.

With solutions like OptiLight by Lumenis, we can effectively manage your dry eye symptoms and restore clear, comfortable vision. Read on to discover more about OptiLight by Lumenis and its potential to enhance your quality of life.

What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a prevalent eye condition that arises when there is a problem with any of the three components of your tears.

Your Tears Are Made Up Of 3 Distinct Layers, All Of Which Work Together To Keep Your Eyes Healthy:

The oily layer prevents rapid evaporation of your tears, the watery layer supplies nutrients to your eyes, and the mucus layer ensures the tear film adheres to the surface of your eyes.

What Are The 2 Types Of Dry Eye Disease?

There are two types of dry eye disease:

Evaporative Dry Eye (EDE):

EDE is the most common type of dry eye disease, occurring when there is insufficient oil in your tears. This deficiency causes tears to evaporate too quickly, resulting in dry eyes. Meibomian gland dysfunction is a common cause of EDE, where blocked glands reduce oil production for tears.

Aqueous Tear Deficiency (ATD):

ATD occurs when your tears lack the aqueous layer. This means your eyes do not produce enough tears to keep them moist, leading to discomfort and irritation.

What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease?

If you are experiencing dry eye disease, you may notice any of the following symptoms:

  • A burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes
  • Irritated or excessively watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Eye redness, blurred vision, or eye fatigue
  • A sensation of something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

If you have these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a diagnosis of dry eye disease and appropriate treatment.

What Is OptiLight By Lumenis?

OptiLight by Lumenis is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment used to manage dry eye disease.

This non-invasive procedure is the first and only FDA-approved intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment for managing dry eye.

OptiLight delivers pulses of light precisely beneath the eyes to alleviate dry eye symptoms. This 10-15 minute procedure can relieve dry eye symptoms by:

Increasing tear break-up time

Decreasing demodex mites and bacteria around your eyes

Decreasing inflammation

Improving meibomian gland functionality

What To Expect

During an IPL treatment, you will wear eye protection and experience bright flashes of light. You may feel a sensation on your skin similar to a light snap from an elastic band. For optimal results, we recommend undergoing 4 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment you should avoid:

Using skin brightening agents or serums for the week before your appointment

Using tanning beds 1 month prior to your appointment

Getting botox for at least 3 months before your appointment

Taking oral isotretinoin, tetracycline, or doxycycline in the 3 months prior to your appointment

The OptiLight Treatment

This treatment is quick and straightforward, typically lasting only 10–15 minutes. Your doctor will apply a cool gel to the treatment area and shield your eyes for protection. As light is applied to the skin, you may feel a warm sensation or a slight tapping, but you should not experience any pain.

Post-Procedure Care

While uncommon, you may experience slightly drier or grittier eyes the day after your procedure. If you do, you can use preservative-free artificial tears.

After treatment, your skin will be sensitive, so we advise avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen.

Am I A Good Candidate For OptiLight By Lumenis?

How do you determine if OptiLight is suitable for you? Your doctor can assess during an eye exam whether this treatment is appropriate.

Typically, OptiLight is not recommended for patients who:

  • Are taking certain medications, such as Accutane
  • Have active acne
  • Experience certain skin disorders
  • Are prone to keloid scarring
  • Have severe scarring
  • Have recently had severe sunburn

Find Relief Today

You don’t need to endure the discomfort of dry eye disease alone. OptiLight by Lumenis offers an effective and efficient way to manage your symptoms, improving your quality of life. Often, your eye doctor may recommend more than one treatment modality, including options like Radio Frequency (RF), each operating through distinct mechanisms. Combining treatments often enhances outcomes. Your optometrist will create a personalized treatment plan to provide maximum relief for your dry eye symptoms. Our team is dedicated to helping you find relief from dry eyes. Book Online today to discover how OptiLight by Lumenis can benefit you!