Dry Eye Treatment
at Li & Liao Optometry

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is a common, yet uncomfortable condition where your eyes are either not producing enough tears or are producing low-quality tears. This leaves your eyes feeling itchy, dried out, and can make them watery, red-looking, and even blur your vision. Dry eye syndrome has a few different causes, but our team at Li & Liao Optometry works to identify the exact root cause of your issue and eliminate your symptoms quickly with our dry eye treatments.

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Relief from dry eye

We Provide Relief from
Dry Eye Syndrome

As your partner in eye care, we want to help you see clearly and comfortably, without dry eyes. Our advanced diagnostic technology can help us locate the source of your symptoms, and then our doctors will recommend the best dry eye syndrome treatment for your needs for lasting relief.

Dry Eyes Treatment Options

Our doctors are compassionate providers who want to not only identify what’s causing your dry eye syndrome, but also make sure you understand what’s happening and why. We’ll walk you through our diagnosis, curate your options, and work with you to help protect your eyes now and for years to come!

Lumenis OptiLight IPL Treatment

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) therapy helps improve tear breakup time, reduces inflammation, and restores functionality of the meibomian glands. Unlike other standard approaches that only target the symptoms of dry eye, OptiLight’s IPL therapy is the only FDA-Approved treatment available that treats dry eye at the source and prevents it from re-occurring. IPL also helps mitigate chronic dry eye, which can otherwise worsen when left unchecked.

TEARCARE®

The TearCare® System is designed to provide relief for dry eye patients who have meibomian gland dysfunction, a condition where the glands responsible for providing your tears with oil are clogged or blocked. TearCare® uses localized bursts of heat to gently express the meibomian glands, clearing up any blockage and restoring proper tear function to hydrate the eyes and resolve any irritation or dryness.

SMART DRY EYE DIAGNOSIS

The only way to properly treat your case of dry eye is by pinpointing its root cause. Our doctors do this using the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M — an advanced corneal topographer, color camera, and meibomian gland imager. This advanced piece of technology allows us to map the surface of your eye, analyze your tear film and lipid layer, and take pictures of your meibomian glands, all of which impact your ability to produce high-quality tears. And as part of our commitment to patient education, we can also use the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M to show you clear pictures of your dry eye’s source as we walk you through your treatment plan.

EYE LID SCRUBS

We offer medicated eyelid scrubs to treat your dry eye and help you maintain good eye area hygiene. These clean away dirt and debris that can clog your eyes’ tear ducts and oil glands which cause conditions like blepharitis — or eyelid inflammation — that often lead to dry eye symptoms.

Topical Eye Drops

To treat certain cases of dry eye disease, we offer restorative eye drops that effectively lubricate and hydrate your eyes. Our doctors will work with you to pinpoint the cause of your dry eye and determine which of our eye drops can bring you instant relief. We have eye drops that are specifically designed to provide and retain moisture, resulting in long-lasting, comfortable vision.


SUPPLEMENTS

Our knowledgeable doctors also recommend specialty supplements and vitamins to help manage your dry eye and relieve your symptoms. We have years of experience matching patients to specific supplements based on their case, and we’ll follow up to make sure your treatment is as effective as possible.


Intense Pulsed Light(IPL)

Lumenis OptiLight IPL Treatment

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) therapy helps improve tear breakup time, reduces inflammation, and restores functionality of the meibomian glands. Unlike other standard approaches that only target the symptoms of dry eye, OptiLight’s IPL therapy is the only FDA-Approved treatment available that treats dry eye at the source and prevents it from re-occurring. IPL also helps mitigate chronic dry eye, which can otherwise worsen when left unchecked.


TEARCARE®

TEARCARE®

The TearCare® System is designed to provide relief for dry eye patients who have meibomian gland dysfunction, a condition where the glands responsible for providing your tears with oil are clogged or blocked. TearCare® uses localized bursts of heat to gently express the meibomian glands, clearing up any blockage and restoring proper tear function to hydrate the eyes and resolve any irritation or dryness.


SMART DRY EYE DIAGNOSIS

SMART DRY EYE DIAGNOSIS

The only way to properly treat your case of dry eye is by pinpointing its root cause. Our doctors do this using the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M — an advanced corneal topographer, color camera, and meibomian gland imager. This advanced piece of technology allows us to map the surface of your eye, analyze your tear film and lipid layer, and take pictures of your meibomian glands, all of which impact your ability to produce high-quality tears. And as part of our commitment to patient education, we can also use the OCULUS Keratograph® 5M to show you clear pictures of your dry eye’s source as we walk you through your treatment plan.


EYE LID SCRUBS

EYE LID SCRUBS

We offer medicated eyelid scrubs to treat your dry eye and help you maintain good eye area hygiene. These clean away dirt and debris that can clog your eyes’ tear ducts and oil glands which cause conditions like blepharitis — or eyelid inflammation — that often lead to dry eye symptoms.


 
Topical Eye Drops

Topical Eye Drops

To treat certain cases of dry eye disease, we offer restorative eye drops that effectively lubricate and hydrate your eyes. Our doctors will work with you to pinpoint the cause of your dry eye and determine which of our eye drops can bring you instant relief. We have eye drops that are specifically designed to provide and retain moisture, resulting in long-lasting, comfortable vision.


SUPPLEMENTS

SUPPLEMENTS

Our knowledgeable doctors also recommend specialty supplements and vitamins to help manage your dry eye and relieve your symptoms. We have years of experience matching patients to specific supplements based on their case, and we’ll follow up to make sure your treatment is as effective as possible.


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What is IPL? How Does it Work for Dry Eye Treatment?

One of the main causes of dry eye is meibomian gland dysfunction, in which the glands responsible for producing the oil component of tears become clogged. The eye is protected by a tear film, so when these glands don’t function properly, the tear film evaporates faster than it should, and the eye experiences dryness.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses targeted light at specific wavelengths to reduce inflammation and restore function to the oil-producing glands around the eyes. Lumenis OptiLight is the only instrument approved by the FDA for dry eye disease, and its gentle treatment is administered in under 15 minutes.

Learn More About IPL Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome:

What is OptiLight?
OptiLight is the only FDA-Approved treatment for dry eye disease on the market. Almost nine out of 10 cases of dry eye are caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which is when the natural oil gland openings in the eye become clogged, often due to inflammation. OptiLight reduces this inflammation and helps your tear film return to normal.
How does OptiLight work?
OptiLight is applied via a series of light pulses of broad-spectrum light targeting the inflamed oil glands and surrounding blood vessels. This treatment helps address abnormal blood vessels, Demodex mites, and other sources of inflammation to restore your meibomian gland function and help you find relief.
How is OptiLight treatment carried out?
Patients usually need a total of four sessions, spaced two to four weeks apart. Treatments take 10-15 minutes and are pain-free. A thin layer of coupling gel is applied to the affected area, and the patient’s eyes are covered with shields. OptiLight then applies light below the eyes, which is followed by a meibomian gland expression. The required treatment time is minimal, and patients can resume their day immediately.
How long does it take to work?
Most patients see results after the first two to three treatments. To ensure stable, long-term results, patients are advised to complete four full sessions, and return a few times a year for maintenance appointments.
How does OptiLight differ from existing treatments?
Other attempts to address dry eye disease are limited to mitigating symptoms. Scrubs, drops, compresses, and artificial tears may give temporary relief, but are unable to address the root cause of the issue: meibomian gland dysfunction. OptiLight is the only treatment that can effectively target the root of MGD without damaging the surrounding eye and lid cell tissue.

Why Choose Us for Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment?

Our team makes the most of your time by ensuring the swift diagnosis of your dry eye syndrome, and setting you up with the treatments your eyes deserve! We’ll take our time to learn about you and your symptoms, and then personalize a care plan to match your specific eye health needs. Schedule a consultation with us today to get relief!
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TESTIMONIALS

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“I have always received excellent professional care from each staff member from Drs Li and Liao’s office. Very happy to report, after much diligence in treating my severely dry eyes with new eye drops /Rx, as well as OTC supplements my eye condition is manageable now!”

– Julia U.

Li and Liao Optometry five star review

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“This place is the BEST. They were recommended to me by a friend and it was the best choice I made for my sons optometrist. He’s been going there for 3 yrs now. They have the most kind and caring Drs. Dr. Li & Dr. Chao are very knowledgeable and that... makes them amazing. Dr. Chao raised concerns about an abnormality she noticed in my sons optic images that changed our lives for ever. My son almost lost his eyesight but because of her quick thinking he was referred to an ER for further eval. He received the treatment he needed and his eyesight is almost completely back to normal. I can’t thank them enough for what they have done. Thank you to everyone at Dr. Li & Liao Optometry.” <<<

– Emma G.

Li and Liao Optometry five star review

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“I had the best experience in a long time! Issues with my eyes were finally resolved and proper help provided! Doctor and assistants were amazing very helpful and very polite. No rushing you through or pushing you into anything. Office is very clean and comfortable.”

– Christine H.

Li and Liao Optometry five star review

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“I always have the best experience every visit. From reception to doctor to staff everyone is welcoming and warmth. Dr. Li explains very detailed what I need to know about my vision. Highly recommended! ...The lady who assisted me finding right glasses is so awesome, thorough and helpful ( I forgot her name). The place also is clean and they also wide variety of glasses to choice from. Highly recommend this office❤️️️” <<<

– Esterly D.

Li and Liao Optometry five star review

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“The staff was great! I had a great experience. I called in and same day they were able to get me in. I was helped immediately after walking in. Dr explained everything well. Great experience def recommend.”

– Jackie P.

Li and Liao Optometry five star review

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“I’ve been going to Li & Liao Optometry since I was 13 years old (28 now)! They are the only optometrist I will go to. Dr. Li has amazing patient/doctor relationship skills and makes you feel like family.”

– Jacqueline J.

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