Eye infections should be addressed in a timely manner. And at Optical Outlets, our Port Charlotte eye doctor will diagnose and treat it promptly. Common examples of eye infections are conjunctivitis (pink eye) and keratitis.
Conjunctivitis can develop on its own due to bacteria, virus, an allergic reaction, or an irritant; but it’s also something you can catch from someone else. This is a highly contagious infection, so if someone at home or at work is exhibiting any of the symptoms that are associated with conjunctivitis, you should be very careful. Wash your hands frequently, and especially before you touch your eyes with them. The typical symptoms of conjunctivitis are eye redness, itching and burning, excessive tearing, blurry vision, and unusual sensitivity to light. Any of the signs listed should motivate you to come in for an examination by our Port Charlotte eye doctor, but if you experience yellow, green, or white discharge from your eye, the need it even more urgent. Keratitis, on the other hand, is often the result of irritation from wearing contact lenses. Inflammation follows, and then infection in many cases. Many of the same symptoms are present as with conjunctivitis. When you visit our Port Charlotte eye doctor, you will be given a thorough ocular examination so that not only the type of infection can be determined, but so can the reason for it. Once that information is known, the path toward the most appropriate treatment will become clear. Our optometrist will discuss what options there are and explain what you should be able to expect, including how quickly healing should take place.
Do you have any of the usual indications of a possible eye infection? If so, you should not wait. Call our office right away and we will ensure that you are seen as quickly as possible.