Introducing Low-Level Light Therapy: The Revolutionary Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome
If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, you know how frustrating it can be. The constant burning, itching, and watering eyes can interfere with daily activities and diminish your quality of life.
Fortunately, low level light therapy (LLLT) provides a safe and effective solution that can alleviate these symptoms and help you reclaim your life.
What Is Dry Eye Syndrome? (DES)
The most common cause of DES is meibomian gland dysfunction, where the tiny glands that line the upper and lower eyelids become clogged and cannot deliver nourishing oils to the eye’s surface.
Risk factors for developing DES include:
- Advanced age
- Being female
- Certain medical conditions
- Certain medications
- Living in a dry, windy, or cold environment
- Excessive screen time or other near work
- Previous refractive surgery or other eye surgery
- Incorrect contact lens usage
If any of the above symptoms or risk factors apply to you, you’ll be excited to hear about the revolutionary treatment that’s taking the optometric world by storm: Low Level Light Therapy.
What is LLLT?
Low Level Light Therapy, or LLLT, is a non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to significantly reduce inflammation and promote the production of natural oils that keep your eyes lubricated.
How Does LLLT Work?
The LLLT device applies gentle light to the periorbital region of your eyes, including the eyelids, eyebrows, and upper cheekbones.
This lightly warms the meibomian glands, so the hardened old oils can flow freely from the glands. This allows new and healthy oils to reach the eye’s surface, increasing the tear film’s stability.
What are the Benefits of LLLT?
- Safe, gentle, effective
- Provides immediate relief
- No downtime
- Easy to use
- Takes only 15 minutes per treatment
- Safe for adults and children
- Also treats styles and chalazions
- May decrease the appearance of rosacea, fine lines, and acne
Don't let dry eye syndrome continue to negatively impact your life. Contact Bellport Perspective Eye Care today to learn more about how LLLT can help you regain your vision and improve your overall eye health.