EYE HEALTH MANAGEMENT
In addition to our standard services, we also offer care for sore, red, or itchy eyes; treatment of "pink eye" and other bacterial infections; removal of foreign bodies from the eye (such as wood or metal); treatment of eye allergies; dry eyes; or any vision-related injury. If you experience these or any flashes/floaters in your vision, please schedule an appointment with our optometrists as soon as possible.
Allergies are often hereditary and are caused from reactions to certain allergens, like pollen, dust, mold and pet dander. Common symptoms of eye allergies include itchy, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, and red irritated eyes. If left untreated, eye allergies may lead to conjunctivitis.
A corneal ulcer commonly occurs as a painful, red eye, with some eye discharge and reduced vision. The condition results from an infection of the cornea, and should be evaluated by an doctor as soon as possible to prevent permanent vision or eye loss.
Inflammation of the eyelids can cause persistent eye irritation, tearing and crusty debris. Blepharitis is associated with a bacterial eye infection, symptoms of dry eyes or certain types of skin conditions, like acne rosacea.
A painful eye can produce various sensations and symptoms which can help the doctor diagnose the problem. These include a stabbing sensation, a burning sensation, a dull ache and a feeling like something is in your eye. Eye pain is frequently accompanied by blurred vision, redness and sensitivity to light. See your optometrist as soon as possible to determine the cause and get prompt treatment.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Pink eye is inflammation of the thin, clear covering of the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. There are several types of pink eye, and your doctor will determine your treatment based on your symptoms. Anyone can get pink eye, but preschoolers, school children, college students, teachers and day care workers are especially at risk for contagious types of pink eye due to their close proximity to others in the classroom.