Your Eye Doctor and Dry Eye Relief with Optilight by Lumenis
Are you tired of relying on eye drops for dry eyes? Your optometrist at El Dorado Hills Vision Center Optometry, serving Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Placerville, wants you to know about a revolutionary new treatment that may reduce or eliminate your need for eye drops to manage the symptoms of dry eye disease called Optilight.
Dry Eye Disease Doesn't Typically Mean Your Eyes Aren't Producing Enough Tears
One of the puzzling aspects of dry eye disease is that individuals suffering from it often have teary eyes. It's as if your eyes are unable to produce enough tears to moisturize your dry, red, and itchy eyes, so they compensate by producing excessive tears all at once. The real issue is not insufficient tear production. It's about producing the right type of tears, tears that contain unique proteins and complex fatty acids, which help spread moisture across your eyes, ensuring that the entire eye surface remains lubricated.
The Cure for Dry Disease Involves Treating Your Eyelids, Not Your Eyes
The natural lubricants in your tears are produced by your Meibomian glands. You have approximately 25 of these tiny oil-producing glands in your lower eyelid and around 35 in your upper eyelid. Inflamed Meibomian glands may not release the lubricants necessary for your tears to adhere to your eyes. Optilight addresses this inflammation, allowing your eyes to produce the effective tears that keep them moist.
Optilight generates short pulses of a specific wavelength of light that counteract inflammation without harming delicate tissues. This promotes the normal flow of the clear, protein-rich Meibum that lubricates dry eyes. If you've been dealing with dry eyes or crusty eyes due to blepharitis for an extended period, your immune system may require some time to clear out any accumulated bacteria in the glands while they were inflamed. Typically, after three or four treatments, symptoms are significantly relieved.
Your eye doctor applies Optilight to your eyelids, not directly to your eyes. You may feel a gentle warmth on your eyelids during the 10- to 15-minute treatment. If you wear makeup, you can reapply it and return to your regular activities immediately after each session. Once you've achieved normal tear production, a touch-up visit once every 6 to 12 months is all you need.
Dry Eye Relief Starts at El Dorado Hills Vision Center Optometry
Are you looking for an eye doctor near you? Don't endure dry eyes any longer than necessary! Schedule your eye exam at El Dorado Hills Vision Center Optometry online or by calling (916) 292-5666 today!