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Las Vegas Dry Eye Doctors

Treating eye infections in Las Vegas NV

Las Vegas NV Dry Eye Doctor

Las Vegas NV Dry Eye Doctor

The office of Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D., is equipped with the technology and knowledgeable staff to treat a wide variety of vision ailments and infections, such as keratitis and conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Patients who suffer from eye keratitis or conjunctivitis should receive treatment as quickly as possible to avoid the risk of irreversible damage to the eye or vision. Pink eye can be caused by viruses, allergens, bacteria, a foreign body lodged in the eye, or even chemicals. As an example, wearing contact lenses overnight can result in a buildup of bacteria, which could result in pink eye. Our Las Vegas eye doctors therefore recommend removing contact lenses every night to avoid unnecessary complications. 

There are a large number of viruses that can cause conjunctivitis. Viral pink eye is highly contagious. Patients with the condition should stay away from public places like work or school to avoid spreading the virus. The viral form of pink eye can result in large outbreaks. The bacterial form is more common and less contagious. The bacterial form of pink eye is more common in children than adults; it is one of the leading causes of children being sent home from school. If you believe that your child is suffering from pink eye, call our Las Vegas NV dry eye doctor immediately to schedule an appointment. 

There are also non-contagious forms of pink eye, which are caused by allergens and irritants. Allergens can cause a reaction in the body resulting in pink eye; non-contagious pink eye is generally caused by common allergens such as mold, weed, plants, pet dander and others. Allergen-caused pink eye can occur seasonally or throughout the entire year in some patients. Our Las Vegas eye doctors can treat pink eye immediately with eye drops, medications and other easy and gentle treatments. For more information on how we can provide effective eye care of your family, please call our office today.

Shannon Chandler, O.D. and Lesa Davis, O.D.
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 791-6860

Las Vegas Optometrist

Treating Ocular Allergies in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Optometrist

Las Vegas Optometrist`

It should come as no surprise how beneficial healthy eyes and vision can be every day. With poor vision, driving, reading, and other important activities and experiences can become very challenging. Many of us take our ocular health and vision for granted – we may become so accustomed to our vision and its reliability. For those of us who suffer from ocular allergies, the experience of having your eyes not function as well as they should may be all too familiar. If so, then our Las Vegas optometrist, Shannon Chandler, O.D., will be more than happy to assist in the treatment of your symptoms.

Eye allergies can develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized, then overreacts to a stimulus or allergen in the environment that may typically cause no irritation in other people. Unfortunately, many allergens that trigger eye allergies are airborne, increasing the chance of contact. Ocular allergies share symptoms with some other eye conditions, so an accurate diagnosis is of utmost importance. The symptoms of eye allergies can range from mild itching, redness and tearing to inflammation and swelling to the point of impairment of vision. If symptoms persist, or if over-the-counter remedies are not relieving the allergies, then take the time to visit Dr. Chandler, your Las Vegas eye doctor, to provide relief and treatment of eye allergies. She will review your medical history and symptoms, then conduct tests to reveal ocular allergies. Management and treatment of your ocular allergies may include prescription eye drops when needed.

Having ocular allergies can be uncomfortable and a nuisance. Healthy eyes and a healthy body go hand in hand. We would be delighted to aid you in maintaining healthy vision for as long as possible. Please call our practice, or consult our website for further information regarding eye care for your ocular allergies; or simply schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas eye doctor, Shannon Chandler, O.D.

Eye Doctor in Las Vegas
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 791-6860

Las Vegas Eye Doctors

Las Vegas Eye Doctors

Sometimes we overlook medical conditions because we don’t think they are serious enough to bring to a doctor. However, if an eye ailment is bothering you to the point that it becomes a nuisance in your life, you should bring it up at your next appointment with Dr. Shannon Chandler. Dry eye syndrome is one of those very real conditions that many people continue living with for too long, and unnecessarily. At the office of Shannon Chandler O.D., our Las Vegas eye doctor is dedicated to treating all your eye problems, including dry eye syndrome, so you can live with clear and comfortable vision.

Dry Eye Treatment Las Vegas

Dry Eye Treatment Las Vegas

Our eyes need constant moisture, or lubrication, to function properly, see clearly, and remain comfortable. When your eyes aren’t able to produce enough tears, or produce inadequate tears, you develop dry eye syndrome. This results in discomfort, stinging, or even burning. Our Las Vegas eye doctor can diagnose and treat dry eye syndrome based on your individual needs. While some individuals experience dry eye syndrome symptoms all day long, others only experience dry eye syndrome under certain conditions such as in air conditioning, on an airplane, running, riding a bike, or looking at a computer screen for too long.

When you experience dry eye symptoms, it’s always a good idea to visit a doctor you trust, like Dr. Chandler, to make sure that your dry eyes aren’t a symptom of a more serious condition. If all else checks out, you have many options for treatment. Artificial tears and ointments are readily available over the counter and can provide great relief. For chronic dry eyes, our Las Vegas eye doctor may consider prescribing FDA approved eye drops that actually increase your own tear production. Additionally, for some serious cases, there are other forms of medication and even surgery options to treat dry eyes.

Living with dry eye syndrome can be frustrating, annoying, and even painful. The good news is, when you visit our Las Vegas eye doctor, you are in good hands. Diagnosing dry eye syndrome is the first step to recovery. To visit our office, call us at 702-791-6860 or request an appointment on our website eyedoctor-lasvegas.com. Let us help you be on your way to more comfortable, clear, and healthy eyes.

Las Vegas Dry Eye Syndrome
3962 Blue Diamond Road Suite 105
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-791-6860