Dry Eye Treatments

IPL by Lumenis

Are You Struggling with Dry Eyes?

You rely on your vision every day, but irritating dry eye symptoms can get in the way of living life to its fullest. Not only are dry eyes uncomfortable, but they can also impact your job performance, make daily tasks increasingly difficult, and so much more.

Our optometry team is committed to providing you with the vision care you need and deserve. Our practice is proud to offer OptiLIGHT by Lumenis, which is specially designed to help you find relief from dry eye disease. 

Book an appointment today to see how OptiLIGHT can help you!

*Please book a full eye exam OR book a Dry eye consult with Dr. Chin if you’ve had full exam within the past 1 year. 

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What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a chronic condition when your eyes don’t get adequate lubrication from your tears to keep them moist and comfortable. It’s often a result of your eyes not producing enough
tears or producing tears that are low quality.

Your tears are made up of 3 distinct layers, all of which work together to keep your eyes healthy and lubricated:

If there’s an issue with any one of these layers, it can lead to dry eye disease.

The Role of the Meibomian Glands

One of the leading causes of dry eye disease is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Meibomian gland dysfunction occurs when blockages form in your meibomian glands, which line the edges of your eyelids. These blockages prevent your tear film from getting the oils it needs, which can cause your tears to evaporate too quickly, leading to dry eye symptoms.

*Please book a full eye exam OR book a Dry eye consult with Dr. Chin if you’ve had full exam within the past 1 year. 

What Is OptiLIGHT by Lumenis?

OptiLIGHT by Lumenis is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment for dry eye symptoms caused by MGD. This non-invasive procedure is the first and only FDA-approved intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment for dry eye management.

OptiLIGHT applies precise pulses of light to the area below the eyes to reduce dry eye symptoms. This 10–15 minute procedure can significantly relieve dry eye symptoms by:

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Is OptiLIGHT by Lumenis Right for Me?

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:

Your optometrist is the only person who can determine which dry eye treatment is best for youand your individual needs. During your next eye exam, ask us if you are a good candidate for OptiLIGHT by Lumenis.

We’re Here to Help

Our team is here to help you find relief from dry eyes. We always strive to offer our patients a comprehensive eye care experience, and our treatments reflect that.

Book an appointment today to see how OptiLIGHT by Lumenis can help you!

*Please book a full eye exam OR book a Dry eye consult with Dr. Chin if you’ve had full exam within the past 1 year. 

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The Importance of Optometrist Visits

Regular visits to your optometrist contribute to maintaining optimal eye health and play a crucial role in preventing vision-related complications. At Yaletown EyeCare, our team is committed to helping patients of all ages maintain healthy vision by providing expert eye care services tailored to each individual’s needs.

If you’re interested in learning more about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact Yaletown EyeCare by phone at 604-669-3467, via email at info@yaletowneyecare.ca, or book online by clicking the button above.

Choose Yaletown EyeCare for all your eye care needs and experience exceptional service delivered by our dedicated team of optometrists.