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What is Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects the eye’s ability to keep itself lubricated. The problem occurs within the eye’s tear film. If a patient’s tear film isn’t able to produce and keep high-quality tears, it’s possible the patient will begin to experience the irritation and symptoms of dry eye.

Dry eye can be caused by a variety of factors. Some limit the eye from producing tears, while others increase the evaporation speed of the tears. Factors such as diet, dry air, allergies, or old age can all contribute to a patient’s risk of dry eye.

What is OptiLight by Lumenis?

OptiLight by Lumenis is a light-based, non-invasive treatment done in the area below the eyes to manage dry eye. The first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management.

The treatment is safe, gentle, and is backed by more than 20 clinical studies.

How Does It Work?

OptiLight uses precise pulses of light to reduce the inflammation that is typically associated with dry eye disease, improve tear break-up time, and increase meibomian gland functionality. 

This application can significantly relieve dry eye indicators and has a multi-factorial effect, including:

  • Increasing tear break-up time
  • Reducing the amount of demodex mites and bacteria living around your eyes
  • Eliminating blood vessels that contribute to inflammation
  • Improving meibomian gland functionality
Increasing Tear Break-Up Time
Reducing the Amount of Demodex Mites & Bacteria Living Around Your Eyes
Reducing the Amount of Demodex Mites & Bacteria Living Around Your Eyes
Reducing the Amount of Demodex Mites & Bacteria Living Around Your Eyes

What to Expect

Before Your Treatment

Before your treatment, your doctor will be available to discuss any questions you may have and make sure you understand how to prepare. Your doctor will ask about your overall health, including any allergies or active infections in your treatment area that could complicate the procedure.

Since OptiLight by Lumenis targets the skin surrounding your eyes, the area must remain as healthy as possible before treatment. You should also reduce sun exposure and tanning for 4 weeks leading up to your treatment and avoid photosensitive medications for at least 3 months before your first treatment.

This treatment is fast and simple. During the treatment your doctor will apply a coupling gel on the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields.

As light is applied to the skin, you may experience a warm sensation. The treatment is gentle with minimum discomfort. The treatment itself will only take 10–15 minutes.

OptiLight is often followed by meibomian gland expression.

You can expect a mild sunburn sensation on the treatment area following treatment. You may also experience bruising that lasts up to 2 weeks. Like your treatment preparation, avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks following treatment.

It will generally take 4 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart to improve dry eye symptoms.

Will the OptiLight Work 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:

  • Suffer from aqueous deficiency dry eye (rather than evaporative dry eye or meibomian gland dysfunction)
  • Have a history of keloid scarring
  • Have severe scarring around your eyes

Ultimately, your doctor is the only person who can determine whether this option is right for you. During your next appointment, ask us if you are a good candidate for OptiLight by Lumenis.

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After

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Anymore

Dry, irritated eyes can be managed with a new treatment that brings comfort and can restore quality of life. Visit your eye doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Our Locations

Spokane

Our practice is located in Downtown Spokane, right across the street from the new Davenport Grand Hotel and Auntie’s Bookstore. We are just a couple of blocks east of Riverfront Park Square.

Contact Information

Address

126 N. Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Chewelah

You can access our practice off N Park St, just north of E Webster Ave. We are located across from Safeway and have lots of parking available right in front of our office.

Contact Information

Address

306 N Park St.
Chewelah, WA 99109

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 12 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You can access our practice off N Park St, just north of E Webster Ave. We are located across from Safeway and have lots of parking available right in front of our office.

Contact Information

Address

306 N Park St.
Chewelah, WA 99109

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 12 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our practice is located in Downtown Spokane, right across the street from the new Davenport Grand Hotel and Auntie’s Bookstore. We are just a couple of blocks east of Riverfront Park Square.

Contact Information

Address

126 N. Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Hours

Monday
8 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our Services

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What is LipiFlow for Dry Eyes?

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans searching for relief from dry eyes, you may have heard of LipiFlow at your last eye exam. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System, more simply known as LipiFlow, is a non-invasive procedure that can treat dry eyes. While other treatments might only reduce symptoms, LipiFlow addresses the root […]

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January 10, 2023
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Does Astigmatism Affect Depth Perception?

Astigmatism, Eye Conditions

A regular eye exam schedule can do wonders for your overall eye health. Your optometrist can stay up-to-date with developing visual issues like astigmatism and provide treatment options that can help you manage the condition. Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea or lens that prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. This irregularity causes […]

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November 28, 2022
Dr. Daniel Evans
A woman sits behind a phoropter at the optometrist's office. A phoropter is a tool used to determine refractive errors

Your eye health and vision should be your eye doctor’s primary concern. Fortunately, diagnostic equipment allows the optometrist to check for anything that could affect your vision, including refractive errors like astigmatism. To check for astigmatism, your eye doctor typically uses a measurement tool called a phoropter to determine the shape and severity of the […]

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If you’re one of the millions of Americans searching for relief from dry eyes, you may have heard of LipiFlow at your last eye exam. The LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System, more simply known as LipiFlow, is a non-invasive procedure that can treat dry eyes. While other treatments might only reduce symptoms, LipiFlow addresses the root […]

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A young woman holding a pair of glasses in front of her, struggling to see

A regular eye exam schedule can do wonders for your overall eye health. Your optometrist can stay up-to-date with developing visual issues like astigmatism and provide treatment options that can help you manage the condition. Astigmatism is an irregularly shaped cornea or lens that prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. This irregularity causes […]

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