Infections are common illnesses among adults, children, and adolescents alike. Infections may be common, but that doesn't make them any less debilitating, especially if you're suffering from a severe eye infection with no help available. It can be important to visit an optometrist on our team as soon as possible if you're suffering from a severe eye infection.
At Livermore Optometry Group, we know that time is precious when it comes to treating infections. The longer you wait for treatment, the more likely you are to face complications and problems arising from your infection. That's we we can help offer eye care services in Livermore, CA, and San Francisco, CA, more broadly. Whether you're looking for eye care services or the nearby areas, we've got you covered. Read on below to find out more about the treatment we offer for infections.
Do I Need Care for Eye Infections?
Some infections can be mild in nature, and don't require immediate assistance. They might be able to go away on their own without any intervention. However, it can be suggested to come in for a checkup with an optometrist on our team for any changes to your eye health.
Infections can be accompanied by a range of severe symptoms, which may include:
- Eye swelling
- Discharge from the eye lid
- Crust forming upon waking
- Eye pain
- Excessive eye itchiness and irritation
- Eye watering
- Red eyes
If you have any of these symptoms, it may be best to get seen by an eye doctor, who can determine if any other steps are necessary to treat your eye infection.
How Can an Optometrist Help?
An eye doctor on our team can conduct an eye exam to look at the state of your eye health, determine if you have any underlying eye diseases or conditions that could mimic an infection (such as irritation, a scratched cornea, or allergies).
We can then prescribe medication such as eye drops and antibiotics to help clear away the infection as soon as possible. We might also want to conduct follow-up care to help ensure that your eyes remain as healthy as possible, and that you are recovering from your infection.
Get Care for Eye Infections from an Optometry Doctor on Our Team
At Livermore Optometry Group serving Livermore, CA, and San Francisco, CA, we are here to serve you and help get you the best eye care services for infections and other eye issues. Call us at (925) 447-3883 to schedule an appointment.