IPL Treatment for Dry Eye

The new Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Dry Eye Treatment uses IPL therapy to reduce the discomfort of Dry Eye.

Performed in the eye doctor’s office, IPL is a painless procedure. First, the doctor applies IPL shields to protect the eyes from the light. Then a thin layer of cooling gel is applied to the treatment area. Next, a small handheld device is used to administer pulses of light to the eyelids and surrounding area.

Doctors believe IPL improves the function of eye glands that help lubricate the eye. Hundreds of patients have reported their eyes feel better and their vision has improved after IPL therapy. Perhaps IPL is right for you, too.

How many treatments will I need?

Treatments are repeated once a month over the course of four months, though significant improvement is seen in most cases with one or two treatments.

What results can I expect?

After the initial treatment, most patients report some improvements in their symptoms. Depending on the severity of the dysfunction, some patients may need fewer treatments, while others may need more. All patients need maintenance therapy at least once a year.

Don’t settle for a temporary solution.

Home treatment options such as artificial tears, warm compresses, lid scrubs or medicated drops only treat the symptoms of dry eye — not the actual condition. So while they may offer temporary relief, they won’t make the problem go away.

How does IPL dry eye treatment help?


While treating patients for a facial a skin condition known as Rosacea, it was discovered that the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy also benefited those with Dry Eye Syndrome.


The treatments affect the Meibomian glands, which keep the eye moist.


While wearing protective eye pads over your eyes and gel on the treatment area, your doctor will treat you with the IPL device.


The IPL device is moved from one side of your face to the other in stages, from the edge of your ear to the bridge of your nose, just under each eye.


The device flashes an intense pulse of light with each application. It is totally painless; you don’t feel a thing except a strong warmth in the treatment area.