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Dawn Devaney Gammon, OD, FAAO
Dry Eye Relief Is In Sight With Optilight
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Dry Eye Relief Is In Sight With Optilight

Dry Eye Relief Is In Sight With Optilight

Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects between 16 and 49 million Americans. It occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears, or when the tears evaporate too quickly because the meibomian glands in the eyelids are not functioning optimally. Dry eye syndrome can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, certain medications, skin conditions like rosacea and environmental factors. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life causing eye irritation, 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 of their diagnosis or that truly effective treatments exist. Though many patients use artificial tears to provide temporary relief, unfortunately the underlying disease process can continue to progress.

Now, relief is in sight! OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The Optilight is the first and only Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) instrument that is FDA-approved for dry eye management. The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear quality, increase meibomian gland functionality and reduce the amount of demodex mites and bacteria living around your eyes. The Optilight procedure is quick and convenient and there is no downtime required following treatment.

You don’t have to suffer with dry eye discomfort anymore. Dry Eye is a complex, multifactorial disease which can require extensive time for proper diagnosis and formulating customized treatment plans. Visit your eye doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

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