The First and Only IPL FDA Approved for Dry Eye Management
At some point, nearly everyone experiences the uncomfortable feeling of dry eyes. However, for some, it may become an ongoing condition t hat requires treatment. At Insight Eyecare and Eyewear, we are proud to offer the first and only FDA-approved IPL treatment for dry eye disease, OptiLight.
What is Dry Eye?
Dry eye, also known as ocular surface disease, is a common condition that occurs when your
eyes do not produce enough high quality lubrication, which causes symptoms such as foreign body sensation, pain, dry or watery eyes, and blurry vision. We know how tough and frustrating these symptoms can be – and you deserve a solution.
Although the root cause of dry eye can vary, inflammation is a key underlying component in most cases. Other contributing factors may include decreased tear production as a result of the natural aging process, hormonal changes, environmental conditions, medications, and other medical conditions.
What is OptiLight?
OptiLight is an I PL, or intense pulsed light treatment. Backed by numerous clinical studies, OptiLight with Lumenis patented Optimal Pulse Technology uses precise, intense broad spectrum light to address the inflammation component in dry eye disease. OptiLight was specifically developed to reach the delicate contours of the treated area safely, effectively and gently. OptiLight sets new treatment standards and helps patients to regain health, control and quality of life.
Optimal Results in Just a Few Short Sessions
A course of treatment typically includes 4 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Each session usually takes only 10-15 minutes. During the treatment your dry eye technician will apply a coupling gel on the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields. You may experience a warm sensation as the therapeutic light is applied to the skin under the eyes and around the upper cheek area. The treatment helps to eliminate oil gland blockages and abnormal blood vessels that cause the inflammation. The patented Optimal Pulse Technology allows for gentle application with minimal discomfort.
Gentle, Fast, No-Downtime
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness. This will usually disappear within a few hours. You can return to your daily activities and apply makeup straight away in most cases. You will be advised to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days and to apply sunscreen.
Achieving Optimal Results for a Better Quality of Life
Most patients will report improvement in their dry eye symptoms after their 2nd or 3rd treatment. A maintenance treatment may be recommended every 6-12 months to ensure optimal long term results. At Insight Eyecare and Eyewear, we will combine your OptiLight treatment with our Lipiflow Thermal Pulsation Therapy to achieve maximum results in controlling your dry eye. Our doctor will determine the best protocol for when to introduce your Lipiflow therapy based on your individual circumstances.
At Insight Eyecare and Eyewear, we are honored to serve our community and provide a world-class solution for so many of us who suffer from dry eye. For more information on OptiLight and our services or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (480) 883-0900.