OptiLight by Lumenis

Say goodbye to dry eyes and say hello to a light-based solution, OptiLight by Lumenis.

OptiLight is the first and only IPL FDA-approved treatment for dry eye disease caused by MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction). The gentle, noninvasive procedure is safe, comfortable, and supported by more than 20 clinical studies.

Get relief from your dry eyes with the help of OptiLight.

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 eyes. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe, and 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

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.

What to Expect During Your OptiLight Treatment

OptiLight typically involves a series of 4 treatments set 2–4 weeks apart. Each session takes about 10–15 minutes. Once the session is over, you can immediately get back to your day. No waiting time.

During your appointment, an eye care professional will apply coupling gel to the treatment area. Then, they’ll cover your eyes with shields. 

Next, light pulses are focused on the skin below your eyes. You might feel warmth or heat on your skin, but otherwise, most patients experience minimal sensation.

Finally, your eye doctor will remove the eye shields and remove the coupling gel. OptiLight is also commonly followed up with meibomian gland expression or LipiFlow treatments.

Most patients notice improvements after 2–3 treatments.

Is OptiLight Right for You? Schedule a Consultation

Finding the right solution for your dry eyes can make a difference in your quality of life. We know it can be challenging to find something that works, and we’re ready to help you.

If you’re ready to say bye-bye to dry eyes, visit us at one of our Boston Vision locations in Brookline, Medford, Lawrence, Wellesley, Milford, Andover, Burlington, or Woburn to learn more. We’ll talk about your options and see if OptiLight can help you. Book an appointment online or try giving us a call at 617-202-2020.

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