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What Is Dry Eye?

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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?

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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?

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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
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What to Expect

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Before Your Treatment

When you arrive at Integrated Vision Associates for your OptiLight treatment, you’ll be greeted by a friendly face to check-in, go over any information, and complete a payment prior to the service.

To help achieve your desired results, we ask that you prepare for your appointment by doing the following:

  • Arrive with no makeup or heavy lotions
  • Remove any facial piercing prior to arrival

Following these instructions will help us ensure your service is as efficient and effective as possible.

OptiLight IPL is a fast and effective treatment to target the cause of your dry eyes.

To begin, your eyes will be covered for protection and a thin layer of coupling gel will be applied to the target area. This noninvasive, innovative light therapy will be applied just below the eyes. You may experience a slight warming sensation with minimal discomfort as the light is applied.

Each session typically takes 10–15 minutes to complete.

Following your OptiLight treatment, you may experience a similar sensation to sunburn. This is normal and typically lasts only 48 hours or less. Some redness and swelling is also normal and can be treated with ice packs and Tylenol.

If any blistering occurs, please contact our office immediately.

Will the OptiLight Work for Me?

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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

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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.

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Our Location

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Our Bypass Location

  • 508 Bypass 72 NW
  • Greenwood, SC 29649

(inside Wal-Mart)

Our Main St. Location

  • 1001 Main St S.
  • Greenwood, SC 29646

*Both locations are closed every other Saturday.

Our Brands

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At Integrated Vision Associates, we offer a wide variety of contact lens brands to ensure proper fit and comfort for your unique eyes. We also focus on specialty brands designed for patients who need lenses different from conventional contacts due to certain eye conditions.

Our Blog

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