What is OptiLight IPL?
It is a non-invasive, light-based treatment for dry eye disease. This treatment can help reduce the inflammation associated with dry eye disease while heating the meibomian glands, stimulating the release of the oil vital for your tear film. The treatment is safe and gentle and is backed by
How it Works
OptiLight uses Intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat dry eye disease. IPL therapy involves using light pulses to treat the blood vessels causing inflammation in your eye. These pulses heat your meibomian glands, removing blockages that allow oil to flow and help your tears lubricate your eyes for longer.
Patients report minimal discomfort. Each session takes only 10-15 minutes. There is no downtime; you can resume your daily activities immediately; it is advised to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days and to apply sunscreen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments will I need?
Four sessions over four months. Then two maintenance treatments every 6-12 months
When should I expect an improvement?
Patients typically report improvement after 2 to 3 treatments. Maintenance sessions are recommended every 6-12 months to ensure long-term results.
What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience some redness immediately following treatment, and it will diminish within a few hours. You can return to your daily activities and apply makeup straight away in most cases. It is recommended to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days and to apply sunscreen.