IPL/ The Quantum

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a cutting edge technology that was originally used as a dermatological treatment to help with various skin conditions.  It is one of the most progressive treatments in dry eye today. As patients were seeking treatment for skin conditions they began to notice reduced dry eye symptoms. Research shows IPL treatment led to a relief in dry eye symptoms while also limiting inflammation, rosacea, and abnormal blood vessels on the skin and face. 
  • If you suffer from irritation and dry eye symptoms IPL can help alleviate these symptoms and potentially eliminate the need for prescription eye drops. While this is a case-by-case basis decision, many patients do well with this drug-free, drop-free dry eye treatment. If you think you would benefit from this treatment or have symptoms and desire a dry eye evaluation please call Allisonville Eye Care Center at 317.577.0707! 


The Quantum (The Q)

Our office now offers a unique home-therapy low light device for patients with dry eyes called the Quantum or “the Q” for short. Research confirms the ability of this device to improve the quality of the tear film. It is often combined with IPL (see link below) to improve the function of the oil glands, called meibomian glands, in the eyelids. Since nearly 90% of patients with dry eyes have meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), this can provide effective relief and keep the eyes clear and comfortable.

The Q is easy to use and has been approved by the FDA as safe and effective. It helps in at least three ways:

  • 1)The Q provides penetrating heat into the deeper eyelid tissue more effectively than a heat mask. This not only feels great but helps melt the stagnant oils to improve gland function. In addition, a microwave is no longer needed which improves convenience and flexibility of use.
  • 2)The special blue light stimulates the power centers of cells in the eyelids to improve cell function through a process called photo biomodulation.
  • 3)The blue wavelengths of light kill bacteria along the eyelid margins. An overgrowth of bacteria is commonly found in patients with dry eyes.

See the link below and watch the video from the inventor of the technology to learn more. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XdKt4EjvLU 


For more information or to schedule a dry eye evaluation at Allisonville Eye Care Center call us at 317-577-0707.

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  • Prompt, professional, and friendly!

    - J.S.
  • Dr. Kelly Summers was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. I truly had a wonderful experience from the sweet office staff to the experienced physicians.

    - K.H.
  • Very, very thorough exam. Friendly and professional. Impressive array of sophisticated technology to examine my eyes. I felt very confident that I was receiving excellent care.

    - P.S.
  • I needed to find an eye doctor after I relocated to Central Indiana. I came across the Allisonville Eye Care Center and heard good things about this place. So I decided to set up an appointment and was very pleased with Dr. Roark and his staff! They were all so very helpful, and I was impressed with Dr. Roark! He's very personable, which I have not been used to in the past when it comes to eye doctors. I will definitely go back, and I highly recommend!

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  • Entire staff was very helpful! I had a very thorough eye exam with Dr. Summers! Hannah did a great job with all of my testing prior to the exam! She also helped me pick out some fabulous new eye glasses!

    - Anonymous
  • I am a long time patient of Dr. Roark, and always have appreciated his professionalism. I needed new glasses, and the staff was very helpful. My new glasses were ready in just a few days, and I am very satisfied with the results.

    - J.M
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    - N.W.
  • Dr. Roark and his staff are fantastic! They are professional and very thorough!

    - J.R
  • They are very professional. Myself and my 9 month old both had exams there. They did a great job!

    - C.R.
  • Allisonville Eye Care Center was a great experience. The staff were all friendly, courteous and professional. They seemed eager to help and discuss issues and were not impatiently just running me through the test. Great job!

    - -T.B.

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