Understanding Chronic Dry Eyes: Causes and Symptoms and How Light Therapy Can Help
Dry eye syndrome is a prevalent ocular condition affecting millions worldwide, characterized by insufficient tear production or poor tear quality, resulting in discomfort and potential vision impairment. Among the various factors contributing to chronic dry eyes, dysfunction of the meibomian glands stands out prominently. Situated along the eyelid margins, these glands are responsible for secreting the oily component of the tear film, crucial for maintaining tear stability and preventing rapid evaporation. Additionally, abnormalities in blood vessels and underlying health conditions, such as ocular rosacea, can exacerbate dry eye symptoms.
- AAH Light Torch: This handheld device features red and near-infrared LED lights, providing targeted treatment for dry eyes. Portable and easy to use, the AAH Light Torch delivers therapeutic wavelengths of light directly to the affected areas around the eyes, promoting cellular regeneration and reducing inflammation.
- AAH Light Flex Pads: These flexible pads are embedded with red and near-infrared LEDs, offering customizable treatment options for dry eyes. Designed to contour to the contours of the face, the AAH Light Flex Pads can be comfortably applied to the periocular region, delivering gentle yet effective light therapy to alleviate dry eye symptoms.
Common Questions About Using Light Therapy for Dry Eyes
- Where Do You Point The Light? Direct the light towards the closed eyelids to ensure optimal absorption of light energy.
- Eyes Opened or Closed? For maximum effectiveness, keep your eyes closed during the treatment session.
- Do You Touch The Device to Your Skin? The closer to the skin the better and it is safe to touch.
- How Long Should a Session Be? Aim for a treatment session lasting approximately 10-15 minutes per eye, adjusting as needed based on individual response.
- How Many Times Per Week Do You Do The Treatment? Initially, conduct treatments 3-4 times per week, with frequency tailored to individual needs and symptom severity.
How Long Does it Take To See The Benefits of Light Therapy?
While individual responses may vary, many patients report experiencing relief from dry eye symptoms after just a few sessions of light therapy. Consistent treatment over several weeks may be necessary for optimal and sustained benefits.