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OptiLight by Lumenis

What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?

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.

At Lifetime Optometric, we dedicate ourselves to providing the best possible care for our patients. Using effective technology, such as the Oculus Keratograph, we can determine the cause of your dry eyes. After understanding your unique situation, we can create a customized treatment to help relieve your dry eye symptoms.

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:

  • 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

You’ll have an initial discussion with your eye doctor before your first treatment session. Your doctor will explain the risks and benefits of this procedure and provide you with a set of instructions to follow in the upcoming weeks before your appointment.

Commit to following these instructions before and after your treatment to receive the best possible results.

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.

After Your Treatment

After completing your treatment, your eye doctor will provide you with aftercare instructions. Carefully follow these instructions to help care for your skin in the following weeks. Your doctor is here to help if you have any questions or concerns between treatment sessions.

Part of Your Custom Treatment Plan

A course of treatment depends on the specifics of your case. Your doctor will help determine the number of treatments you may need.

OptiLight is a part of your customized treatment plan. Your eye doctor can recommend several additional dry eye treatments if necessary, including LipiFlow or amniotic membranes.

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:

  • Suffer from aqueous deficiency dry eye (rather than evaporative dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction)

  • Have a history of keloid scarring
  • Have severe scarring around your eyes

Ultimately, your doctor is the only person who can determine whether this option is right for you. During your next appointment, ask us if you are a good candidate for OptiLight by Lumenis.

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.

Contact your eye doctor if you’re looking to relieve your dry eye symptoms.