Everyday Tips to Prevent Eye Infections

Eye infections can appear without much notice, causing you a lot of pain and discomfort, and making the most simple tasks simply….impossible. Some infections can actually damage your eyes if they are left untreated while others are fairly common and easy to prevent.

A few of the most common eye infections are :

Symptoms of these infections can include discharge, red eyes, pain, itchiness, swelling, and light sensitivity – all very unpleasant. Remove oil, bacteria, and pollen to reduce irritation by simply washing your eyes and eyelids with a cleanser recommended by a doctor, or you can use a warm eye compress or warm, wet washcloth to soothe your eyes and reduce pain and swelling.

To prevent infections in the first place, using simple good hygiene habits will reduce the chances that your eyes will be exposed to infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These simple everyday tips will go a long way to keeping your eyes safe:

If any of your eye infection symptoms persist longer than 7 to 10 days or if they get worse, visit your eye doctor immediately. A more serious condition could be developing, and your eye care professional will need to give you an accurate diagnosis. Here at Classic Vision Care, we care about you, and we want to help you avoid the pain and discomfort that you can experience when your eyes are affected by infection. Call us today for help!

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