IPL for Dry Eye FAQ

Visit Our Optometry Practice in Leawood, KS, for Revolutionary Dry Eye Treatment

Just because dry eye syndrome is common doesn’t mean it’s not bothersome to live with every day. Between the light sensitivity, gritty sensations, swelling, and general irritation, it can feel like you’re always thinking about your eyes. At Vision Professionals of Leawood and Dry Eye Spa, we are here to help.


What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

You can experience all the symptoms above when your eyes don’t produce enough natural tears to provide continual lubrication. You may feel surprised to learn that tears consist of water, mucus, and oil, which is why rinsing your eyes with only water doesn’t solve the problem of having dry eyes. Your eyes need a balance of these components to remain consistently lubricated.

Unfortunately, over-the-counter eye drops don’t do much more to lubricate your eyes than flushing them with water does. The reason for this is that non-prescription eye drops contain harsh chemicals that can cause ongoing eye irritation. Optilight Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment performed by an optometrist is a better solution.

Understanding Optilight IPL treatment

Optilight IPL treatments address meibomian glad dysfunction. The meibomian glands are responsible for secreting the oil found in natural tears. When you have a blockage in the meibomian glands, result is often the same symptoms that are associated with dry eye syndrome. This revolutionary treatment clears gland blockages by gently treating the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.

When you come in for an Optilight IPL treatment from our eye doctor, Dr. Tyler Ohde, he delivers gentle pulses to your eyes with a handheld instrument. The light pulses quickly clear the blockages caused by meibomian glad dysfunction. This allows your body to resume producing the normal balance of tears to keep your eyes sufficiently lubricated all day long. Optilight IPL treatment is painless, which means you can resume your regular activities right away.

Could You Benefit from Optilight IPL Treatment in Leawood, KS?

Our optometrist provides treatment to patients who come to him frustrated by conditions like dry eye syndrome. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us Vision Professionals of Leawood and Dry Eye Spa to schedule an optometry consultation as soon as possible.

Besides the symptoms we already listed, you may also experience blurry vision, difficulty with night driving, eye redness, itchy and watery eyes, burning or stinging sensations, difficulty wearing contact lenses, and having to clear stringy mucus from your eyes several times a day. All of these are indications that you need to see an optometrist for proper diagnostics.

Give us a call today at (913) 239-9446 to schedule your appointment.


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