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We’re Here for Patients of All Ages

At Grandville Eye Care, we are proud to offer optometry services to patients of all ages, from infancy to old age. It is essential to maintain optimum eye health throughout one’s life to prevent infection, diseases, and other cases.

Our entire staff is committed to excellence and serving your complete eye care needs. We want to help you find the best pair of eyewear, treat any infection, and maintain optimum eye health. Patient services we provide include but are not limited to:

  • 24-hour emergency eye care
  • Accepting VSP, EyeMed, and most major eye insurance
  • Accepting Priority Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and most major health insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get an annual eye examination?

An annual eye exam is just as important as an annual physical. Our doctors can tell a lot by looking inside your eyes. We can find conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, glaucoma, autoimmune diseases, macular degeneration, and cancers.

Why is my personal background important?

Our doctors will review any visual or general health concerns and discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs.

What can I expect from my examination?

In addition to determining your prescription and how well you can see, we will check your eye health. Our doctors will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal problems. Ultimately, your ocular needs will shape how the doctor performs your examination.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”

During this portion of the examination, the doctors are refining your prescription by comparing two lenses. When the differences become less noticeable, the doctors are closer to finalizing your prescription.

Patient Forms

We will ask you to complete new patient forms. These can be done before your visit by printing and filling them out at home. This paperwork provides us with your health history and other information to assist in your vision care.

OptiLight by Lumenis

Dry eye disease is becoming increasingly common, affecting millions of people worldwide. This chronic condition can significantly impact your life, sometimes making even the smallest of tasks seem difficult.

If you have eye pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes, it could be a sign that you have dry eye disease. But don’t worry! With an in-depth eye exam, our team can assess your vision and eye health to get you the treatment you need.

With treatments like OptiLight by Lumenis, we can help manage your dry eye symptoms and get you back to seeing clearly and comfortably. Keep reading to learn more about OptiLight by Lumenis and how it can improve your life.

What Is Dry Eye Disease?

Dry eye disease is a common eye condition that occurs when there is an issue with any one of the three components of your tears.

What are the 2 Types of Dry Eye Disease?

There are two types of dry eye disease.

Evaporative Dry Eye (EDE)

EDE is the most common type of dry eye disease. This type of dry eye occurs when you lack the proper amount of oil in your tears. When this happens, your tears can evaporate too quickly, drying out your eyes.

In some cases, EDE can be caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, a disorder where the meibomian glands in your eyes become blocked, limiting the amount of oil being produced for your tears.


Aqueous Tear Deficiency (ATD)

If you suffer from ATD, your eyes lack the aqueous layer in your tears. This means that your eyes aren’t producing enough tears to keep the eye moist, which can lead to irritating and uncomfortable symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease?

If you are suffering from dry eye disease, you may notice any of the following symptoms:

  • A burning or scratchy sensation in your eyes
  • Stringy mucus in or around your eyes 
  • Irritated or overly-watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light or photophobia
  • Eye redness, blurred vision, or eye fatigue
  • A sensation of having something in your eyes
  • Difficulty wearing contact lenses

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment with your eye doctor to receive a dry eye disease diagnosis and get the treatment you need.

What Is OptiLight by Lumenis?

OptiLight by Lumenis is a safe, gentle, and effective treatment done to manage dry eye disease.

This non-invasive procedure is the first and only FDA-approved intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment for dry eye management.

OptiLight uses pulses of light precisely administered in the area below the eyes to reduce dry eye symptoms. This 10-15 minute procedure can relieve dry eye symptoms by:

  • Increasing tear break-up time
  • Reducing the amount of demodex mites and bacteria around your eyes
  • Decreasing inflammation inflammation
  • Improving meibomian gland functionality

What to Expect

If your eye doctor has recommended the OptiLight treatment, they will go over everything you can expect before, during, and after your appointment.

Preparing for Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment you should avoid:

  • Using skin brightening agents or serums for the week before your appointment
  • Using tanning beds 1 month prior to your appointment
  • Getting botox for at least 3 months before your appointment
  • Taking oral isotretinoin, tetracycline, or doxycycline in the 3 months prior to your appointment

The OptiLight Treatment

This treatment is fast and simple, taking only 10–15 minutes. During your treatment your doctor will apply a cool gel on the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields to protect them.

As light is applied to the skin, you may experience a warm or a tapping sensation, but you shouldn’t feel any pain.

Post-Procedure Care

While side effects are uncommon, your eyes may feel slightly more dry or gritty for the day following your procedure. If you do experience dry eyes, you can use preservative-free artificial tears.

Following your treatment, your skin will be sensitive, so we recommend avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen.

Am I a Good Candidate for OptiLight by Lumenis?

How do you know if OptiLight is the right treatment for you? During an eye exam, your doctor can determine whether or not it is the right option for you.

In general, OptiLight isn’t recommended for patients who:

  • Are taking certain medications, like Accutane
  • Have active acne
  • Suffer from certain skin disorders
  • Are susceptible to keloid scarring
  • Have severe scarring
  • Have severely sunburned recently

Find Relief Today

You don’t have to live with the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye disease. With OptiLight by Lumenis, your symptoms can be managed effectively and efficiently, restoring your quality of life.

Our team is always here to help you find relief from dry eyes. Book an appointment today to see how OptiLight by Lumenis can help you!

If you have any questions regarding eye exams, insurance, or payment, please contact us at 616-534-8238 today!

Grandville Eye Care
3100 Wilson Ave SW #2
Grandville, MI 49418

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM