If you wear contact lenses, you can be particularly prone to developing eye infections. If you begin to develop eye infection symptoms, you should make an appointment immediately to see one of our top-notch optometrists, Shannon Chandler, O.D. or Lesa Davis, O.D. At our office, you will receive excellent Las Vegas NV vision care to get your eyes healthy once again.
When people wear contact lenses they are more prone to developing eye infections for several reasons. To begin with, some people handle their contact lenses when their hands are not freshly washed. This makes it possible for bacteria, viral and fungal infections to be transferred to the contact lenses from the patient’s hands. It is important whenever you touch your eyes, insert, remove or handle your contact lenses, that your hands are freshly washed and germ-free. People who sleep in their contact lenses are also at an increased risk for developing eye infections. Eye infection symptoms can include an increased sensitivity to light, a yellow, green or watery discharge from your eyes, increasing redness of the eye or eyelid, a gray or white sore visible on the iris, or blurred or decreased vision. There are also certain symptoms which indicate that you need immediate Las Vegas NV vision care. For example, a feeling that there is something in your eye that cannot be removed can be a sign of a serious eye infection or a foreign body in the eye. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important that you come into our vision practice for eye care. Eye infections are usually easy to treat; however, they can quickly evolve into more serious vision problems if they are not treated promptly and properly.
For an appointment to come in to see our eye doctor for Las Vegas NV vision care, contact us today.