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OptiLight by Lumenis, Milford, CT

If you suffer from dry eye disease, you know how uncomfortable it can be. You may have tried over-the-counter eye drops and home remedies and found no lasting relief from your symptoms.    

At Lighthouse Vision, we use Lumines’ novel OptiLight technology, along with the complementary device OptiPLUS, to provide longer-lasting relief from dry eyes. Utilizing these two cutting-edge technologies, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating dry eyes and improving overall eye health. 

What is OptiLight, and how does it work?  

OptiLight by Lumenis is the first and only IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy FDA-approved for the management of dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction.  OptiLight IPL therapy is an innovative solution designed to relieve symptoms associated with dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction. It uses a specific wavelength of light, delivered in short bursts to the affected area, to reduce inflammation—a common cause of eye irritation.  

Multiple studies and research have proven OptiLight’s effectiveness, demonstrating significant improvements in dry eye indicators. The treatment has several benefits, such as enhancing meibomian gland oil production, increasing tear breakup time, reducing bacteria and Demodex mite populations around the eyes, and eliminating superficial blood vessels contributing to inflammation. 

Advantages of OptiLight treatments 

OptiLight IPL therapy offers several benefits, including:

  • Swift treatment times – perfect for a lunch break!  
  • Long-lasting results 
  • Immediate return to daily activities – no recovery period needed  
  • Reduced reliance on eye drops  
  • Addressing the underlying cause of dry eye, not just the symptoms  
  • Reducing redness or skin blemishes and providing mild reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in the treated area 

What to expect during an OptiLight session    

OptiLight IPL treatments are quick, simple, and painless. We will begin by placing protective shields over your eyes and applying a gentle coupling gel to the treatment area, similar to the gel used in ultrasound procedures. 

During the treatment, you may experience mild warmth and see a bright flash as the light is applied to the skin. The procedure is generally comfortable and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. After the treatment, the gel will be removed, and sunscreen will be applied to the treated area. 

The most common side effect is temporary redness or swelling in the treated area. Some individuals may also experience temporary vision changes, such as increased light sensitivity or blurry vision. These side effects usually subside within a few hours following the treatment. 

Preparing for an OptiLight treatment  

Before undergoing OptiLight IPL therapy, your eye doctor at Lighthouse Vision will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment which can include tests to assess your eye health and tear production. Your eye doctor might also request that you avoid using makeup or lotions on your face for 24 hours before the treatment, as these can increase the risk of side effects. 

Enhance your treatment results with OptiPLUS 

In addition to OptiLight, our eye doctors also use the complementary device OptiPLUS to enhance the effectiveness of your dry eye treatment. OptiPLUS uses cutting-edge dual frequency radio frequency (RF) technology to precisely deliver heat across several different skin layers, both targeting your meibomian glands and promoting collagen production. OptiPLUS not only improves eye health but also helps you look and feel your best by reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. By receiving OptiLight treatment in combination with OptiPLUS dual RF technology, patients can experience even greater relief from their dry eye symptoms.  

If you’re struggling with dry eye symptoms and want to explore the potential of OptiLight IPL therapy, along with OptiPLUS RF technology, contact us today to schedule an appointment!