Eye health is a part of everyone’s well being that often goes overlooked. Annual eye exams are just as important as other regular checkups, and it is also important that you see an eye doctor as soon as any troubling symptoms develop. If you notice anything out of the ordinary in the way that your eyes look and feel, especially if there are any changes in the quality of your vision, then you may have an eye infection. Here at The Eyeglass Shop, our San Antonio eye specialist can take a look, provide a diagnosis and provide you with the care you need.
There are plenty of eye related issues and diseases that affect people on a regular basis. Eye allergies are quite common, and like most allergies can be caused by allergens or specific particles such as pet dander or perfume. But when you start to experience eye pain, itchiness, discomfort, grittiness, redness and discharge, then you may have something more serious. While allergies should also be treated, eye infections are a serious business. Here at The Eyeglass Shop, our San Antonio eye specialist, Matt Aaker, O.D., can provide you with the testing needed to determine what sort of infection you are suffering from and how best to treat it. There are two main types of eye infections – conjunctivitis and keratitis.Conjunctivitis is more popularly referred to as “pink eye” because of the characteristic discoloration of the eye. Pink eye often involves itchy, watery, red eyes that can become swollen and produce a thick, yellowy discharge. Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, or the clear tissue over the eye, which can occur when an ulcer or scratch affects the eye. This is often accompanied by light sensitivity, pain, and a gritty feeling to the eyes.
If you have an eye infection or think you might need professional care, visit Dr. Aaker here at The Eyeglass Shop. Call today to set up your appointment with our San Antonio eye specialist and get the eye care that you deserve.