WHAT IS OPTILIGHT BY LUMENIS?
OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done around the eyes region to treat some of the underlying inflammation conditions that cause dry eye symptoms. It is the first and only IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment that is FDA-approved for dry eye management.
The treatment is safe, 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 and improved meibomian glands’ functions.
This application can significantly help relieve dry eye symptoms, and it offers other benefits:
- Increasing tear break-up time
- Reducing the amount of Demodex mites and bacteria living around your eyes
- Eliminating weak blood vessels that contribute to the inflammation cycle
- Improving meibomian gland functions and long term protections
Am I a Good Candidate for OptiLight?
How do you know if OptiLight is the right treatment for you? During an eye exam, your doctor can
determine whether or not it is the right option for you.
In general, OptiLight isn’t recommended for patients who:
● Are taking certain medications, like Accutane
● Have active acne
● Suffer from certain skin disorders
● Are susceptible to keloid scarring
● Have severe scarring
● Have severely sunburned recently
To prepare for your appointment you should avoid:
● Using skin brightening agents or serums for the week before your appointment
● Using tanning beds 1 month prior to your appointment
● Getting botox for at least 3 months before your appointment
● Taking oral isotretinoin, tetracycline, or doxycycline in the 3 months prior to your
This treatment is fast and simple, taking only 10–15 minutes. During your treatment your doctor
will apply a cool gel on the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields to protect them.
As light is applied to the skin, you may experience a warm or a tapping sensation, but you
shouldn’t feel any pain.
While side effects are uncommon, your eyes may feel slightly more dry or gritty for the day
following your procedure. If you do experience dry eyes, you can use preservative-free artificial
Following your treatment, your skin will be sensitive, so we recommend avoiding sun exposure
and wearing sunscreen.