At Advanced Eye Physician, our goal is to provide you with top-quality, comprehensive eye care, including treatments. Your eyes should be comfortable and clear, so we have invested in intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to lead the industry in dry eye treatments.

If you suffer from dry eyes resulting from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), then IPL therapy could be the treatment you have been waiting for. Call us today to book your comprehensive eye exam and discuss treatments for dry eyes.

What is Intense Pulsed Light therapy?

What Is IPL?

Enter intense light pulsed therapy.

IPL is an in-office treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to target precise areas around the eyes, reducing inflammation. IPL is applied to specific areas around the face and eyes to traditionally treat acne and rosacea.

It’s intended to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria to improve the look of your skin. But it also has a benefit for your dry eyes by improving symptoms related to MGD! Patients that were being treated for rosacea were also noticing an improvement in their dry eyes.

Light from IPL produces a gentle heat that helps clear blocked meibomian glands and encourage meibum secretion.

What do we treat?

At Advanced Eye Physician, we currently provide treatments for:

  • Signs of Aging
  • Acne
  • Skin Rejuvination
  • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Please read more below.

Introducing Optilight by Lumenis

Are you Struggling with Dry Eyes?

You rely on your vision every day, but irritating dry eyes 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 team of doctors is committed to providing you with the vision care you need and deserve. At Advanced Eye Physician, we’re proud to offer OptiLight by Lumenis to our patients, specially designed to help you find relief from dry eye disease.

Book an appointment with us today to see how OptiLight can help you!

What is Optilight by Lumenis?

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

OptiLight uses precise pulses of light, done in the area below the eyes, to reduce dry eye symptoms. This 10-15 minute procedure can significantly relieve dry eye symptoms by:

  • 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

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:

  • Are taking certain medications, like Accutane
  • Have active acne
  • Suffer from certain skin disorders
  • Are susceptible to keloid scarring
  • Have severe scarring
  • Have severely sunburned recently

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

Our team at Advanced Eye Physician 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!

Meet the Lumenis M22™

Our practice uses the Lumenis M22™ modular aesthetic multi-application platform. This next-generation IPL and laser machine allows us to treat a wide variety of aesthetic concerns, including:

Age Spots

Age spots are small portions of the skin that often turn dark as you become older. They typically appear in adults over 50 years old, but can also show up on young people who spend a higher-than-average amount of time outdoors.

Age spots are generally harmless, but can be mistaken for cancerous moles. As such, many people with age spots seek to have them removed using ResurFX technology for cosmetic purposes.


Acne occurs when oil and dead skin cells plug your hair follicles, causing blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples. Although acne is more common for young people, it can affect anyone at any age.

Acne can cause significant physical discomfort and emotional distress, though it is generally not dangerous. Since acne can be persistent and difficult to get rid of, however, you may wish to seek professional help.

Skin Rejuvenation

The texture of your skin changes as you age—and not always for the better. While many people do not mind the occasional wrinkle or freckle, other changes like scarring and cellulite can cause embarrassment and unhappiness. Skin rejuvenation can help control and correct these issues, revealing smoother and younger skin beneath them.

You can learn more about IPL skin treatments on our Aesthetic Treatments page.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

Your tears play a significant role in your ocular health. They lubricate, nourish, and protect your cornea, while flushing out dirt and debris. Moreover, also help focus light entering your eyes so you see clearly.

Tears contain 3 layers:

  • An inner mucus layer that keeps the tear film connected to the eye.
  • A watery middle layer that hydrates the eye and repels bacteria.
  • An outer oily layer to keep the tear smooth and prevent the other layers from evaporating.

This oily layer is called meibum produced by the meibomian glands. If these glands become blocked, then there is less oil in the tear film, and the tears evaporate too quickly. In addition, the oil that is secreted can be grainy or unhealthy and cause irritation. These resulting tear film issues are called meibomian gland dysfunction.

Symptoms of MGD:

  • Dry eyes and inflammation
  • Burning or itching eyes
  • Stickiness or crustiness around the eyes
  • Excessive eye watering
  • Light sensitivity
  • Red eyes
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Intermittent blurry vision
  • Styes