Millions of people suffer from eye and vision-related problems. For some, the solution is as simple as wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, others face challenges that aren’t as easy to rectify. That’s where the Alma's OptiClear IPL comes into play. At Valarie Jerome Optomerists, we were one of the first optometry practices to have this amazing technology in our practice here in Newbury.
This innovative technology is used to treat individuals for dry eye disease caused by meibomian gland dysfunction -MGD. Overall, OptiClear is safe, precise, comfortable, and effective.
According to recent statistics, 1 in 3 people in the UK suffers from dry eye disease along with MGD. That combination leads to an array of uncomfortable symptoms.
Dry eye occurs when a person’s eyes don’t produce adequate tears to keep them lubricated or when tears don’t work the way they should. MGD is a condition that affects the small glands in the eyelid responsible for making the oil layer for tears.
Having to deal with one of these problems is bad enough. However, living with both can prove debilitating for some people. Thanks to OptiClear IPL, people with the two conditions get much-needed relief. Here are the ways this advanced technology helps:
Reduces inflammatory mediators, which, thereby, prevents inflammation
Improves tear breakup time that, in response, decreases osmolarity
Alleviates abnormal blood vessels that commonly cause inflammation
Restores meibomian glands so they function properly
Decreases demodex mites that cause infection and the accumulation of bacteria on the eyelids
As part of this revolutionary system, ophthalmologists and optometrists can select different devices based on their needs.
OptiClear utilizes embedded settings that adhere to strict protocols, making it safe and effective tool.
Ophthalmologists and optometrists can treat the eyes with absolute precision and control. That’s because while this technology provides optimal energy, it never has spike inconsistencies.
Doctors can treat a patient in just 15 minutes. Specifically for dry eye disease with MGD, it provides an improvement in just four sessions.
IPL treatment can also improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It can also help reduce the appearance of facial rosacea.
Optometrists can incorporate a system into their practice to provide better patient care. Reducing the amount of eyedrops used daily, improving eye comfort and helping the eyes look better is what this new IPL treatment is all about. Your optometrist wants your eyes to look good, feel good and see good.