With an estimated 3 million Americans afflicted with glaucoma, the practice’s recently announced low-level light therapy is intended to treat dry eye symptoms that can potentially be a sign of early-stage glaucoma. Dry eye and glaucoma often occur together, with 40 to 50% of patients diagnosed with glaucoma also experiencing dry eye symptoms.
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The practice hopes its newly announced service will encourage more White Plains residents experiencing dry eye symptoms like redness, itching, burning, light sensitivity, or blurred vision, to seek this effective preventative treatment. White Plains Eye Care uses the Marco EPI-C Plus device to issue low-level light therapy (LLLT), which uses red and blue light technology to treat the eyelids and eyelashes.
The Marco EPI-C device uses red light, which is absorbed by the eye’s mitochondria and stimulates adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to increase cellular action and the production of collagen and elastin. The blue light from the Marco EPI-C device serves to purify the eye and eliminate bacteria by soliciting porphyrins.
Patients experiencing dry eye symptoms can visit White Plains Eye Care to receive a comprehensive eye exam that will include testing to determine the quality of their tear production. From here, the practice’s optometrists will issue LLLT, if appropriate. The practice may prescribe supplemental at-home treatments as well, such as prescription eye drops, lid scrubs, or artificial tears.
About White Plains Eye Care
Founded and led by Dr. Eric C. Rubinfield, White Plains Eye Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care, using state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Rubinfield specializes in the treatment of dry eye conditions, in addition to providing general eye care services.
“We’re a sincere company with a straightforward vision,” said one spokesperson for the practice. “With us, vision care goes far beyond a simple eye examination. We have a full range of optical equipment to ensure that you receive the quality care you have come to expect.”
Interested parties can learn more and schedule an appointment with White Plains Eye Care by visiting https://www.whiteplainseyecare.com/
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