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Pink Eye: Things You Should Know

Pink Eye

Taking care of our eyes is important for so many reasons. Itchy, irritated eyes and blurry vision can be annoying, and if not properly diagnosed, may cause severe long term problems. One of the more common causes of eye irritation is pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis. Although many people consider pink eye more of a problem for children and young adults, the truth is anyone, at any age, may be bothered by its symptoms. In most cases, the condition is relatively manageable, but in more severe cases you may need to schedule a visit to your optometrist in order to properly treat the condition. For residents in and around the El Paso, TX, University Vision Centre is a trusted and reliable choice for complete eye care. From glasses to optometry exams, our doctors and staff are more than capable of handling all of your optometrist needs, including eye care issues like pink eye.

What Is Pink Eye?

Conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye, is an inflammation of your eye conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane of your eyelid. The different causes of pink eye can be

  • bacterial infection
  • viral infection
  • allergens
  • reactions to chemicals
  • dust and allergens
  • fungi
  • amoebas and parasites

Because there is a wide array of potential causes, it's important to consult an optometrist to diagnose and treat your pink eye accurately. The effects of conjunctivitis can range in severity, but usually begin as irritation or a feeling like there is something stuck in your eye. Lasting itching and irritation can also signal a problem worth checking out with your eye doctor.

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With combined decades of service and experience as optometrists for El Paso, TX, our doctors and staff are prepared to examine and treat a wide array of eye care symptoms and needs. Give our office a call at 915-533-1811, or visit our website to schedule an appointment today.

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