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What is IPL?

IPL (intense pulsed light) is a revolutionary treatment for skin and eyelid inflammation which, in many cases, is the root cause of dry eye. With the IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root cause of the inflammation.

IPL technology stimulates the function of the meibomian ​glands in the eyelid that help produce the oil that is necessary for your tears to lubricate the eye. This natural light-based therapy treats your skin and eyelid inflammation resulting in overall relief of your dry eye symptoms while improving overall skin appearance.

Did you know? Over 85% of skin and eyelid inflammation patients also suffer from inflammatory ocular conditions, such as dry eye.

Lumenis Optima™ IPL – The right choice for me

  • Treats the root cause of the problem
  • Provides immediate relief
  • Safe and comfortable
  • A fast “lunch-time” treatment
  • Improves skin appearance
  • Natural light-based therapy
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Reduces Inflammatory Mediators


Decreases the level of pro-inflammatory mediators progressing the inflammation

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Alleviates Abnormal Blood Vessels


Destroys the abnormal blood vessels that are prolonging the inflammation

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Decreases Demodex


Decreases Demodex mites which are stimulating infection leading to inflammation

Are you a candidate for IPL?

Have you been to numerous doctors, tried multiple dry eye treatments, and still cannot find the relief you need? Lumenis Optima IPL is a revolutionary treatment for your dry eye!

Patients who have…

  • Dry Eye
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Recurring styes
  • Rosacea
  • Been unable to wear contacts due to dry eye

What to expect?

IPL treatment is an outpatient procedure that requires no anesthesia or sedation. Skin and eyelid inflammation can be relieved within as few as 1-2 treatments. Typically, the treatment for dry eye includes just four sessions. Once an IPL session is complete, you will be able to return to your normal schedule with little to no downtime. Following the full treatment session, you will have another consultation with our dry eye specialist to review your maintenance plan for optimal long-term results.

Find out if IPL is right for you, schedule a dry eye consultation with Dr. Schmidt today!