Daniel Island Eye Care
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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects the eye’s ability to keep itself lubricated. The problem occurs within the eye’s tear film. If a patient’s tear film isn’t able to produce and keep high-quality tears, it’s possible the patient will begin to experience the irritation and symptoms of dry eye.

Dry eye can be caused by a variety of factors. Some limit the eye from producing tears, while others increase the evaporation speed of the tears. Factors such as diet, dry air, allergies, or old age can all contribute to a patient’s risk of dry eye.

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
Increasing Tear Break-Up Time
Reducing the Amount of Demodex Mites & Bacteria Living Around Your Eyes
Eliminating Blood Vessels that Contribute to Inflamation
Improving Meibomian Gland Functionality

OptiFlow Improves

  • Tear break-up time
  • Meibomian gland functionality

OptiFlow Reduces

  • Demodex mites and bacteria around the eye
  • Demodex mites and bacteria around the eye 
    Blood vessels that contribute to inflammation
  • OptiFlow significantly reduces the symptoms of dry eye.

What to Expect

Before Your Treatment

To help you have the best experience possible, we ask that you properly prepare for your appointment by doing the following:

  • Completing medical history/medications forms
  • Avoid tanning 3-4 weeks prior
  • Don’t wear make-up to your appointment

These steps help us to make your appointment as efficient as possible and support the treatment’s effects.

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 may be followed by meibomian gland expression [depending on the doctor]. For some patients we may also be doing lipiflow treatments.

Depending on the patient, improvements are normally seen around the second or third treatment. These improvements include relieving a patient’s dry eye symptoms.

Will the OptiLight 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.

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You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes 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.

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