Radiofrequency vs Intense Pulsed Light: What Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment Is Best?

March 11, 2021

So you’re tired of suffering from dry eye symptoms such as dry, itchy, burning eyes. You might be performing a search for “Optometrist near me” to get a dry eye assessment or to ask about dry eye treatments. If you’ve already tried all the artificial tears, warm compresses, and steroid eye drops, your optometrist may recommend looking into RF and IPL treatment for dry eyes.

A Revolutionary Solution To Combat the Effects of Dry Eye AND Fine Lines and Wrinkles!

Inmode Forma Radiofrequency (RF) and Inmode Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments both have a quick, same-day recovery, procedure time with immediate results, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. IPL and RF Treatment will treat Dry Eye Syndrome at the source by:

Bonus: IPL and RF reverse the signs of ageing by stimulating collagen production for younger-looking eyes.

To learn more about IPL and RF treatments and if they are right for you, book a no-obligation consult with My Optometrist at our NW or SW Calgary Locations.


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Lumecca IPL technology differs from Forma (RF) treatment. It uses controlled light to target blood vessels in the facial tissues. Forma RF, on the other hand, delivers radiofrequency energy to the Meibomian gland.  

These two treatments are customizable to the cause of your dry eyes. The heat from RF will kill off harmful bacteria and warm-up clogged glands so tears and oils can flow freely. RF is an excellent option for those who are looking for immediate relief from clogged glands. IPL can be paired with RF but essentially works to target inflamed or abnormal blood vessels that are impacting your tear production.

Benefits of IPL for Dry Eyes and Anti-Ageing

While both treatments can be used in conjunction with one another, IPL treatment is best for those who are experiencing symptoms associated with inflammation. Cosmetic benefits of IPL include:

RF is the best option if you are experiencing clogged Meibomian glands. Healthy oil production will keep your eyelids lubricated to keep tears from drying out. RF may be a better option for individuals with darker skin tones. Cosmetic benefits of RF include:

Restore, Protect And Prevent Aging Eyes

There’s never a better time to get relief and protection from future damage when it comes to fresh and youthful eyes. Protect your vision, and soothe perpetual dry eyes. All while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing dark circles, and tightening the skin around your eyelids. Talk to an optometrist today about which Dry Eye Syndrome treatment options are best for you. At My Optometrist Calgary, we can help bring back your eye health and improved vision-because life is worth seeing clearly. Stop suffering; call us at 403-256-0606 to book your thorough assessment for personalized dry eye remedies and other eye concerns at any of our three locations!


Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?

If you are experiencing dry eye symptoms, you should book a dry eye assessment with an optometrist near you to rule out any underlying conditions and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is most often caused by:

What are the side effects of IPL and RF?

While Forma RF and Lumecca IPL are non-invasive and painless procedures, there is a risk of developing the following reactions:

Why are RF and IPL more effective than other treatment options?

RF and IPL will do more than alleviate surface symptoms; they aim to address the root of the problem while providing immediate and lasting relief, eye health, and vision protection against future symptoms. When it comes to your eyes, what we put on them, in them, and what we do for damage prevention is vital. You can feel confident that RF and IPL are safe, effective, and FDA-regulated, and approved.

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