Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. The condition can be caused by viral or bacterial infections, allergies, or irritants in eyeglasses or contacts. At Manufacturer Direct Eyewear in Deerfield Beach, FL, we are here to help with your pink eye and to provide you eyeglasses and contacts.
Symptoms of Pink Eye
The symptoms of pink eye may include:
- Redness or pinkish coloration of the white part of the eye
- Itching or burning sensation in the eye
- Excessive tearing or discharge from the eye
- Swollen eyelids
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
Viral conjunctivitis is one type of pink eye and is caused by a viral infection, such as the common cold. It is highly contagious and spreads easily from person to person. The condition typically clears up on its own within a week or two.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by a bacterial infection, and symptoms can range from mild to severe. The condition is highly contagious and spreads easily through direct contact with infected people or contaminated objects. Treatment typically involves antibiotic eye drops.
Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. Symptoms include itching, redness, and watery discharge.
Prevention and Treatment of Pink Eye
Preventing pink eye involves taking certain precautions such as washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your eyes, and avoiding sharing towels, makeup, or other personal items. If you develop pink eye, there are several treatment options available depending on the cause and severity of the condition. Treatment typically involves the use of eye drops, which can help relieve symptoms and speed up the healing process. It is also important to be sure that your eyeglasses are clean and that you change out or clean contacts that might be contaminated.
Visit Us for Contacts and Eyeglasses from an Optician on Our Team
While pink eye is typically not serious, it can cause discomfort and inconvenience. It can be important to take precautions to prevent the spread of pink eye and to get treatment if you develop symptoms. By maintaining good eye hygiene and seeking appropriate treatment, you can help reduce your risk of developing pink eye and protect your eye health. Give us a call at Manufacturer Direct Eyewear in Deerfield Beach, FL, to get contacts or eyeglasses from an optician on our team. Call us at (954) 570-9293 for more information.