Here at Dry Eye Solution, we use state-of-the-art Lumenis IPL devices, operated by our eye care expert on-site, which has the ability to treat Dry Eye conditions and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) was originally designed for dermatological issues.
IPL has been used to treat the likes of rosacea and acne with highly effective and safe results. However, the method for ocular conditions differs with Lumenis OptiLight

How it works:

Short, powerful bursts of light at specific wavelengths (between 515 and 695nm) cause changes in red blood vessels near the surface of the skin and eyes, increases skin temperature and eliminates problematic flora on the skin and eyes.

We use the protocols developed by Dr Rolando Toyos (USA) which utilises a 590nm filter.

No referral is required. One of our optometrists will perform a comprehensive Dry Eye Assessment and discuss any questions you may have regarding your treatment. We create a suitable treatment plan that covers pre, during and post-treatment care.

Dry Eye Treatment

Chronic Dry Eye causes red itchy eyelids when the eye glands are unable to normally lubricate the eye and which can cause you much discomfort. Early intervention is recommended to avoid further damage caused by Dry Eye Disease. ocular rosacea, blepharitis and demodex can be major risk factors in Dry Eye Disease.
IPL Dry Eye patients need a minimum of four treatments, performed two weeks apart, and 3, 6 or 12 monthly follow-up treatments are for maintenance and prevention.

Noticeable improvements include:

  • Eyelids will look clearer

  • Improved tear film and tear break up time

  • Less erythema (abnormal redness or inflamed skin)

  • Fewer blood vessels

  • Thinner secretions

  • Improved vision

  • Greater comfort and less irritation

  • Overall reduced symptoms

It has been described medically that the immediate effect of the treatment is “that it acts like the world's best warm compress”.

One of our optometrists will create a tailored treatment plan specific to your symptoms and needs.

Suite 2, 11 Knox Street, Double Bay, NSW 2028