Intense Light Therapy for the treatment of Dry Eye

Lumenis M22™ IPL Therapy

One of the most common causes of dry eyes is a problem with the Meibomian glands, necessary for producing the oils that are an important component of tears. These glands can become clogged with dry oils or be unable to do their job for another reason.

IPL Therapy is an approved treatment for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has been used for many years to treat skin issues and to remove unwanted hair. Research has found that IPL Therapy is an effective treatment for chronic dry eyes caused by malfunctioning Meibomian glands.

This ground breaking treatment makes use of the latest technology, the Lumenis M22™ IPL machine. The Lumenis M22 ™ IPL works by focusing the correct light pulses (wavelengths of 500-800nm) into the Meibomian glands, the root cause of  dry eye problems. This CE mark approved treatment makes use of the oxyhaemoglobin in the blood vessels which absorbs the light emitted by the IPL machine. This raises the temperature of the affected cells and blood vessels, breaking up the oil blockages in the glands that are preventing the production of healthy, refreshing tears.

IPL offers many benefits if you suffer from Dry Eye Disease including:

  • Less need for the constant use of eye drops
  • Improved eye comfort and function
  • Treatment of the root cause of chronic dry eyes – MGD

This treatment for dry eyes is safe when conducted by an experienced optical professional and only takes about 15 minutes. A series of four treatments are often recommended. Maintenance treatments every six months or so may also be recommended. Although every patient is unique, most people experience relief from the symptoms of chronic dry eye disease.

Classic Eyes offer a number of solutions to dry eye problems including:- E-Eye IRPL®, Lipiview®, Lipiflow®, Valeda® and Lumenis M22IPL. We have the most comprehensive treatment options on offer in the UK to treat and avoid Dry Eye. To schedule an appointment for a dry eye assessment to see if IPL would be suitable for you, please contact one our practices via email, phone or Facebook. We’re always happy to answer your questions regarding eye health.

Research links:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5488788/

https://crstoday.com/articles/2016-aug/intense-pulsed-light-therapy-for-mgd-related-dry-eye-disease/

 

New treatment available for Dry Eye: E-Eye Intense Pulsed Light Technology

E-Eye is a device that generates polychromatic pulsed light pulses (Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL) to directly treat the Meibomian glands of patients diagnosed with dry eye disorders.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is a major cause of dry eye discomfort. Treatment with E-Eye over several sessions can stimulate the function of these oil-producing glands, restoring the lipid layer of the ocular surface. The perfectly calibrated and homogenously sequenced light pulses of E-Eye are delivered in the form of regulated train pulses. The energy, spectrum and time period are precisely calculated to stimulate the meibomian glands.

Available at our Poole branch. Please call for a dry eye assessment.

Home-based Lazy Eye vision therapy from AmblyoPlay

AmblyoPlay, a home-based vision therapy solution for children and adults with amblyopia (lazy eye), mild strabismus (crossed or turned eye) or convergence insufficiency (eyes unable to focus together), is now available at Classic Eyes Eye Care Centre in Poole and Bournemouth.

With a prevalence of 2–5%, amblyopia is the most common vision deficit in children in the UK. Colloquially known as lazy eye, amblyopia is a vision development disorder in which the vision of one eye is less developed than the other. Because the brain has a difficult time merging two images when one is of weaker quality, it starts to favour the stronger eye over the weaker one.

Traditional vision therapy exercises used to treat amblyopia are repetitive and time-consuming, which often leads to abandonment of the therapy for a high proportion of patients – especially young children. With AmblyoPlay, users perform vision therapy through red and blue glasses and interactive gaming software and are rewarded with tokens they can exchange for physical awards that are sent to their home. The program – available via Windows and Mac computers, Android tablets and iPads – stimulates the eye muscles through two 15-minute sessions per day.

We realised quickly that for our target age group – children aged four to 14 – making the therapy engaging and rewarding was the first step in supporting parents and doctors as they treat amblyopia,” said Žan Menart, CEO of Smart Optometry Ltd. “Lazy eye can lead to depth perception and vision problems that have long-lasting effects, like reading and learning difficulties, social trauma, disadvantages playing sports, difficulty obtaining a driver’s license and more.”

AmblyoPlay is an innovative and effective treatment for Amblyopia and Strabismus at our practice. Patients are engaged by personalised activities designed to enhance their quality of vision and binocularity. Progress is easily monitored and tracked at home and the best bit, it works and it’s fun!” Josie Jimmy, Vision Therapist Classic Eyes Ltd.

For more information about AmblyoPlay, visit www.amblyoplay.com.

VALEDA Dry AMD Treatment available at Classic Eyes

The Valeda Light Delivery System is the first approved treatment for Dry
Age-Related Macular Degeneration using Photobiomodulation. Without treatment Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Dry AMD) can progress as you age, leading to vision loss.

Valeda TreatmentStudies have shown that Valeda can improve visual outcomes. In the ageing eye, cells may become sick leading to loss of function and cell death. Valeda works by stimulating energy production within the cells of the eye and improves their ability to perform their roles. Healthy cells are essential for good eye health.

Please book an appointment with one of our optometrists who will determine if Valeda is right for you.

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Advanced Facial Aesthetics now available in store.

Introducing Dr Dirks BChD(Pret), MSc(Phys), BSc(Hons), BSc

Preserving eyesight has always been our main focus here at Classic Eyes and we assure you nothing has changed. We are still dedicated to offering the most comprehensive technologically advanced eye care available. Many of our patients now opt for facial enhancements to enhance youthful appearance and reduce unwanted lines and wrinkles. To offer a safe environment in which to receive these treatments we have partnered with Dr Justus Dirks, an aesthetics practitioner with 14 years experience and a IAAFA Gold member, to provide a range of treatments at our Poole branch. Please call or make an appointment through Mysight for your free initial consultation with Dr Dirks.

Procedures include line smoothing, Hyperhydrosis, Hyaluronic acid filler (Profhilo), Tear trough fillers, Nasolabial line reduction, Lip Augmentation, Forehead Line reduction ad Masseter reduction. Dr Dirks has a 3 level approach to keeping a youthful appearance: ENVIRON®, PROFHILO® and DERMAL FILLER.