Equinox Low-Level Light Treatments for Dry Eye in Plainville

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The Future of Eye Comfort Is Here

At Higgins Brothers Vision Center, we dedicate ourselves to providing modern, health-based, and medically-focused solutions for a wide range of eye problems and conditions, especially dry eye.

Because dry eye affects so many Americans, we’ve adopted an extensive selection of treatments and strategies to help our patients get the most from their eye comfort. One of our offers is the Equinox Low-Level Light Treatment (LLLT), an innovative way to manage dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Give your eyes the comfort they deserve and call our team today to book an appointment. You can also visit our Dry Eye Center to learn more about the condition and the many ways we help our patients find relief.

What Is Equinox LLLT?

Equinox LLLT is a dry eye treatment that uses light to treat meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), one of the country’s leading causes of dry eye. By gently heating your eyelids, the Equinox LLLT can loosen blockages in your meibomian glands and activate the healthy flow of oil to your tear film.

Equinox LLLT is a wearable device that resembles a mask. The mask covers the upper portion of your face, making the treatment comfortable, quick, and suitable for a range of ages.

What to Expect From the Treatment

We perform an eye exam before we begin any dry eye treatment. Several other factors can cause dry eye symptoms, so we need to look at your eyes and determine if the Equinox LLLT is right for you.

If we find that Equinox LLLT can help you achieve the eye comfort you’re looking for, we can develop a treatment plan that may require multiple sessions. Before each session, we’ll be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Before Your Appointment

Before your appointment, we will ask you to:

  • Remove any makeup
  • Remove your contact lenses
  • Avoid tanning

We’ll have you lay back in your seat during your appointment while we set the Equinox LLLT mask into position over your face. Please keep your eyes closed throughout the treatment.

For several minutes, the device will use red, yellow, and blue lights to melt blockages in your meibomian glands and stimulate oil production. The Equinox LLLT can also manage chalazion (cysts) and stimulate collagen production around your face.

After your appointment, we’ll book a follow-up session in about a month.

You may not notice relief immediately, but you may experience more comfortable eyes over a few weeks.

Is Equinox LLLT Right For You?

The Equinox LLLT device has no known side effects following treatment. Because the treatment is noninvasive, most people can safely have the Equinox LLLT treatment.

However, it may not be the best solution for you if your dry eye is caused by something other than MGD, like aqueous tear deficiency. We can determine if you need a different treatment when you visit us for an eye exam.

Visit Higgins Brothers Vision Care for All of Your Dry Eye Needs

We’re ready to provide you with the long-lasting eye comfort you deserve. Call us today to book your appointment.

Our Location

Conveniently located a short drive from the I-72 on East Main Street and Crown Street. You’ll recognize our inviting building immediately—it looks like a cozy home.

Our Address

  • 74 E Main St
  • Plainville, CT 06062

Contact Information

In case of an eye emergency call Dr. Higgins at (860)729-4083.

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