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What Is Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects the eye’s ability to keep itself lubricated. The problem occurs within the eye’s tear film. If a patient’s tear film isn’t able to produce and keep high-quality tears, it’s possible the patient will begin to experience the irritation and symptoms of dry eye. 

Dry eye can be caused by a variety of factors. Some limit the eye from producing tears, while others increase the evaporation speed of the tears. Factors such as diet, dry air, allergies, or old age can all contribute to a patient’s risk of dry eye.

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

The treatment is safe, gentle, and 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
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Increasing Tear Break-Up Time
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Reducing the Amount of Demodex Mites & Bacteria Living Around Your Eyes
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Eliminating Blood Vessels that Contribute to Inflamation
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Improving Meibomian Gland Functionality

What to Expect

Before Your Treatment

Prior to your appointment, you can continue using your at-home treatments, including hot masks, cleansers, medication, and artificial tears. Make sure to wear comfortable, casual clothing to your appointment. We ask men to arrive clean-shaven or facial hair trimmed and neat. Please avoid wearing makeup and remove all jewelry.

When you arrive at our office, we’ll ask you to provide an up-to-date list of medications and supplements (topical, oral, or injected). At this time, we’ll go over any changes to your medical history.

If you wear contact lenses, please bring your glasses with you. We will ask you to remove your contact lenses before your treatment.

The OptiLight treatment is fast and simple, so that you can get back to your daily life in no time. This noninvasive, light-based treatment takes only 15 minutes through a series of 4 treatment sessions.

Your doctor will cover your eyes with shields and apply a thin layer of coupling gel to the treatment area. IPL will be applied to the skin just below the eyes. You can expect a gentle warming sensation with minimal discomfort.

Following your IPL treatment, you may see some redness, experience a warm sensation, or feel some eyelid tenderness. This is normal and usually dissipates within 48 hours.

If you experience a gritty sensation in the eyes during the first 24 hours, you can use preservative-free artificial tears for relief.

You can resume wearing makeup and contact lenses immediately after treatment, as long as your eyes and the treated area are comfortable. With OptiLight, there’s no downtime needed. You can get back to your daily activities right away.

Please avoid sun exposure for 48 hours and be sure to wear SPF 30+ daily throughout the course of your treatment. We recommend a non-chemical sunscreen, such as zinc or titanium based.

If you have any questions, our team is happy to provide you with the information you need.

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.

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You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Anymore

Dry, irritated eyes can be managed with a new treatment that brings comfort and can restore quality of life. Visit your eye doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Our Services

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

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Dry Eye Therapy

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Contact Lens Fittings

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Myopia Management

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Our Location

Find us right off Riva Road at Holiday Court in the Parole Professional Center.

If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call!

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Contact Us

Our Address

  • 130 Holiday Court, Suite 109 & 111
  • Annapolis, MD 21401

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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