Dry eye is a condition that occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears or when the tears are not of the right consistency and evaporate too quickly. Dry eye has long been a significant problem for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Treatments such as OptiLight at Kubo Optometry in Sacramento, CA, are effective in relieving dry eye symptoms.
What Is OptiLight?
OptiLight is an FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for dry eye that uses a combination of low-level light therapy and blinking exercises. The therapy is based on the principle that tears are produced in response to stimulation of the meibomian glands located in the eyelids. The blinking exercises help to increase the secretion of the meibomian glands, while the low-level light therapy provides the necessary stimulation.
Diagnosis of Dry Eye
If you suspect you may have dry eye, it is important to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist for a proper diagnosis. Dry eye is often diagnosed based on the symptoms, but a comprehensive eye examination will be needed to rule out other potential causes of your symptoms.
How Does OptiLight Work?
The OptiLight system uses a unique device that emits low-level light. You will sit in front of the device and blink as instructed. The light will stimulate the meibomian glands, and the blinking will help to increase the secretion of the glands.
What Are the Results of OptiLight Treatment?
Most people who use OptiLight will significantly improve their dry eye symptoms within a few weeks. The results are usually long-lasting, but you may need occasional maintenance treatments.
Benefits of OptiLight
There are many benefits of OptiLight, including:
There is no need for surgery or medication, and the treatment is non-invasive. This means there are no side effects, and you can start using OptiLight immediately.
OptiLight is FDA-approved and is safe and effective in clinical trials.
OptiLight is a very affordable treatment, especially compared to other dry eye treatments such as artificial tears and medications.
4. Quick and Easy
The treatment is quick and easy, and you will typically only need to do it once or twice a day.
5. No Downtime
There is no downtime associated with OptiLight, and you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.
OptiLight is a very convenient treatment, as your optometrist can do it in the comfort of your own home.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist Today
OptiLight may be the right treatment for you if you are suffering from dry eye. Call (916) 443-8034 to schedule an appointment with our optometrist at Kubo Optometry in Sacramento, CA, today to find out more.