Did you know that pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is one of the most common eye infections? Pink eye can be incredibly uncomfortable and severely impact your overall quality of life. At World of Vision in Vero Beach, we make it our mission to help our patients maintain optimal vision and eye health throughout their lives. If you are suffering from pink eye, our optometrist can diagnose the condition and recommend the appropriate treatment during your next eye exam.
What Is Pink Eye?
Pink eye is also known as conjunctivitis. This type of eye infection can be caused by bacterial infection, viral infection, or an allergic reaction. Pink eye can affect infants, children, and adults, causing various symptoms such as:
- Watery eyes
- Red eyes
- Swollen eyes
- Thick mucus or discharge coming from the eye
- Excessive itching
- Eye crust, especially heavy in the morning
This infection can spread throughout the household easily from person to person. It can also spread from one eye to the other, making it difficult to treat right away. It's best to visit our optometrist for a proper assessment.
How We Can Help
The most common cause of pink eye is poor hygiene. If you constantly rub your eyes without washing your hands, have a dirty set of eyeglasses or contacts, or come into contact with someone with pink eye, these are all ways in which pink eye can quickly affect you. Although pink eye isn't necessarily dangerous, infections can turn severe and require medication to treat. Antibiotics and eyedrops, as well as self-care at home, can all be effective for treating pink eye.
Visit Us for Eyeglasses or Contacts in Vero Beach
At World of Vision in Vero Beach, we want to help you stay clear of pink eye and prevent this type of infection from occurring. Call us today to schedule an appointment for contacts or eyeglasses that our opticians can help you select.