Our Woodlands and Spring Optometrists Provide Treatment for Pink Eye
Pink eye or conjunctivitis is a bacterial infection that spreads throughout the eyes and which can be very painful. Even worse, it can spread to others and become a household phenomenon. Thankfully, Today's Vision Rayford | Riley Fuzzel Family Eye Care can help you diagnose and treat pink eye.
What is Conjunctivitis?
This disease starts when bacteria gets in your eye and causes an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the part of the eye inside of the eyelids. When this inflammation occurs, it will cause the blood vessels in this part of the eye to dilate and cause severe bloodshot and swollen eyes.
While bacteria usually cause conjunctivitis, it can also be caused by viruses and even allergic reactions. Viral and allergic infections aren't too dangerous because they typically go away without treatment. However, the bacterial type is hazardous and may affect your vision permanently.
Symptoms of Conjunctivitis
While many cases of this problem typically start in spring, it can appear at any time. Typical symptoms of this disease are usually pretty easy to spot. For example, the most visible signs will be a pink appearance to the eye and an overall swollen look.
However, there are other symptoms, such as a sensitivity to light, that are common with viral conjunctivitis. Bacterial types usually cause a yellow or green discharge in the corner of the eye while allergic types cause runny noses, stuffiness, and itchy eyes.
Thankfully, viral and allergic types are not contagious and usually go away after a few days. However, they (and the more problematic bacterial type) can both be treated by optometrists to eliminate the risk of severe eye damage that could be permanent.
How Our Optometry Services Can Help
If spring has come along and you find yourself suffering from pink eye, you need to get care from us. Our optometrists will inspect your eyes to find out where this infection started. Then, they will provide antibiotics that can eliminate it from your eyes for good.
Just as importantly, we can help keep it from spreading to other parts of your eye or into other parts of your body. And we can prevent it from infecting other members of your family and will keep them safe from this severe issue indefinitely.
Contact our Optometrists in Spring and The Woodlands for Pink Eye Treatment
So if you find yourself suffering from conjunctivitis and need care, please don't hesitate to contact us at Today's Vision Rayford | Riley Fuzzel Family Eye Care. Both of our centers provide vision care for Spring, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas and can provide you with treatment to manage conjunctivitis or and a variety of other eyes issues. Call us at our Rayford Rd optometry office at (281) 601-1001 or our Riley Fuzzel Rd optometry office at (281) 719-9926.