OptiLight for Dry Eye Patients
OptiLight uses precise light pulses to reduce inflammation, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality. This application can significantly relieve dry eye indicators and has a multi-factorial effect. By using this treatment, dry eye or red eye will be more manageable. Read below to see how we at Miller Optometry in Yucaipa, CA, can minimize your symptoms.
What Is Dry Eye?
The eye relies on moisture, a combination of mucous, water, and natural oils produced in a tear. Normally, this mixture is more than sufficient to care for the eyes. However, when tear production decreases, dry eye syndrome can kick in, creating symptoms like swelling, itchiness, and redness.
Additionally, red eye can occur. We see this visually as inflammation of blood vessels that produce red eyes. Even with tears or adding tap water to the eyes, the issue doesn’t go away, especially when naturally produced oils are nonexistent.
Dry Eye Is Extremely Common
Over 49 million people in the U.S. suffer from dry eye syndrome, which becomes more prevalent after age 40. If left untreated, it will continue to become more and more of an issue, triggering damage from itching and dry eyes, as well as irritation and eventual impact on your vision.
Our new optometrist treatment has arrived, creating a paradigm shift in how dry eye is treated. Our eye doctor's primary approach has used natural eye drops to restore moisture for years. However, with OptiLight, it’s now possible to obtain longer-term relief from related inflammation and boost the meibomian gland's activity, which helps with good tear and eye moisture production.
Optilight, developed by Lumenis, relieves patients by reducing mites and bacteria that contribute to irritation in and around the eye, reducing the swelling of blood vessels that add to the inflammation effect, and helping the tear production operate correctly.
Red Eye and Dry Eye Help
At Miller Optometry our doctors have helped dozens of patients with dry eye syndrome, including serious itchiness, swelling, and red eyes. With Optilight, our expertise, and the technology now available, patients can use long-term relief from dry eye. Whether working your vision heavily with computer work or needing relief from dry eye, our eye doctors in Yucaipa, CA, can help with dry eye. Call us at (909) 797-0134 to schedule an appointment!