Tag: eye infection

Allergies Got You Down – Consider LASIK

As fall approaches, allergies once again rear their ugly head for many Triangle area residents. Eye allergies are one of the most common disorders of the eye, affecting approximately 40 million Americans. The vast majority…

Infections Caused by Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are worn by millions of people each and every day. These medical devices are safe when they are worn properly. Improper care of contact lenses leads to an increased risk of eye infections….

Is Your Teenager Ready For Contact Lenses?

“Mom, I want contact lenses.” If you haven’t already heard this, chances are you will eventually as your glasses-wearing child ages. While they are quite common, there are some important considerations to make before allowing…

Smoking’s Hidden Eye Dangers

We all know that smoking is dangerous to our health. We hear about the problems that smoking can cause such as lung cancer and emphysema. Did you know that smoking can actually cause problems to…

Corneal Abrasions and How to Handle Them

A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the eye’s cornea. The cornea is important for vision and protecting the eye and can cause pain and discomfort when scratched. Most corneal abrasions will heal within 3…

Summertime Eye Ailments

“It’s almost summertime.” You can almost hear this phrase being screamed throughout this season. Summertime is synonymous with fireworks, barbeques and large bodies of water. It can be a magical experience but an eye infection…

The Parasite that Loves Contact Lenses

Most of us are aware that we have bacteria both inside and on the surface of our bodies. We grew up learning about the “good bugs” and the “bad bugs.” There are, however, parasites and…