Optima IPL Treatment
Dryeye Rescue Providers offer a revolutionary treatment using IPL technology to eliminate the root cause of your dry eyes.
How does IPL work?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a light-based technology, now being used to treat meibomian gland dysfunction and dry-eye disease. During the procedure, a strategic level of light pulses is administered to penetrate the skin under the eye and target the root cause of the inflammation. IPL treatment helps to liquefy and release hardened oils that have clogged the Meibomian glands in the eyelids. IPL procedures are effective, gentle, and safe.
Improves eye comfort and vision clarity
Safe and Comfortable
Reduces your dependency on eye drops
Treats the root cause of the problem
Quick “lunchtime” treatment
During the procedure
You may experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to your skin, but the treatment is gentle, and you should not feel uncomfortable. Ultrasound jelly is used under the eye to help soothe the skin. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes.
After the Procedure
Following treatment, your eye doctor may perform a meibomian gland expression (in this procedure, tiny “paddles” are used to compress the eyelids to squeeze out the contents of the meibomian glands.) The purpose of meibomian gland expression is to accelerate your skin and eyelid healing process and is optional but recommended.You may experience some mild redness and discomfort in the treated areas – this will usually disappear within a few hours. Most patients can resume their daily activities the same day. Sunlight should be avoided for a few days following the treatment, and sunscreen should be used.For optimal results, 4 sessions are typically recommended, with 3-4 weeks in between. Maintenance treatments, usually once every 6-12 months, are also recommended for optimal long-term results.