If you're in the Chattanooga, TN, Athens, TN, or Cleveland, TN areas and need to see an eye doctor for eye infection treatment, we at Eyear Optical are here to help. It might be important not to leave an infection alone, hoping that it will get better by itself. Work with an “optometrist near me” on our eye doctor team to help get relief.
What Causes Eye Infections?
Eye infections can be caused by a lot of different things. Bacteria can get into the eye or an infection could arise from a scratch or other injury. The bad news is that certain eye conditions, like pink eye, are very contagious, which means you might be excluded from social or work events because of it.
Will a Vision Exam Show an Infection?
A vision exam looks at how well you're seeing but it's also part of a more eye exam in many cases. This kind of exam would show that there was an infection, especially if redness or other symptoms exist. Since infections can damage your vision, or even make it harder to see on a temporary basis, having a vision exam when you have an eye infection would likely show the optometrist that something was wrong.
What Treatment Is Used for Infections in the Eye?
Just like other infections, eye infections might be treated with antibiotics. There are special eye drops that can be used in the eye and an optometrist on our eye doctor team can prescribe them for you. It's important to use them as directed. For more information about potential treatment for eye infections, contact a member of our team.
Get an Eye Exam or a Vision Exam from an Optometrist on Our Eye Doctor Team
If you think you may have an eye infection, and you're in the Athens, TN, Cleveland, TN, or Chattanooga, TN, areas, get in touch with us at Eyear Optical today. We can provide an eye exam to diagnose the problem and work with you on the right treatment to clear up the infection and preserve your vision and eye health for the future. Call us at (423) 805-7341 for eye care from an “optometrist near me.”