Dry Eye Center of Salem

Equinox Low Level Light Treatment (LLLT) for Dry Eyes

developed by NASA, LLLT has proven effective in treating dry eye disease. LLLT uses specially designed LED lights to gently warm up the eyelids, causing the meibomian glands to unclog and release oils needed to keep eyes healthy, moisturized and comfortable.

Equinox Low Level Light Therapy is a powerful and unique treatment that is non-invasive.  It is a pain and stress-free Meibomian Gland & Dry Eye Treatment.  It also sucessfully  treats styes and chalazion (cysts) of the eyelids.


Studies on Low Level Light Therapy

Benefits of Low level Light Therapy for patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

The effects of Red Light Technology on Dry Eye Disease.

Low Level Light Therapy Vs. IPL

Low Level Light Therapy in patients unresponsive to previous therapies.

According to Dr. Travis Taylor, patients with moderate to severe disease should undergo 3 Equinox LLLT treatments to ensure better, longer-lasting results.

It’s quick and painless! Simply lay back with the Equinox mask on and relax as the warm light clears your glands. LLLT may also help decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles, acne and rosacea.


  • Safe, non-invasive procedure
  • 15 minutes per session
  • No recovery time needed
  • No side effects or discomfort
  • Safe for adults and children
  • FDA approved for the treatment of dry eye

What is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?

Our tears are made up of three layers: the lipid (oil) layer, aqueous (water) layer, and the mucous (sticky) layer. These layers work in unison to lubricate and coat the eyes, keeping them moist and comfortable.

Your meibomian glands control the lipids in the eye, called meibum, which combine with other substances in the eye area to create a thin film that consistently lubricates your eyes. Meibum is an essential part of your eye’s makeup as it prevents the evaporation of the eye’s tear film.

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction occurs when the meibomian glands fail to provide enough meibum. This can be triggered by various factors and causes the tear film to evaporate at a quicker rate, leading the eyes to feel dry and uncomfortable. 80% of Dry Eye is due to MGD.

Dry Eye Syndrome can range from a mild irritant to a chronic problem. The symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome may include:

Dry, irritated, or red eyes

Excessive tearing/watery eyes


Sore or sensitive eyes



A gritty or pasty feeling in the eyelids

Crusty or gunky eyes