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3 Most Common Sources for Eye Infections

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When harmful microorganisms reach any part of your eyes, infection can occur. Symptoms are obvious; practically all unusual conditions you experience with your eyes can be a sign of infection. The signs include redness, dryness, pain, discharge, swelling, blurriness of your vision, itchy sensation, and light sensitivity. The real key is to know how eye infections begin to avoid or treat them properly.

Eye Infections

Apart from providing outstanding vision therapy in Brooklyn, NY, Park Slope Eye is your first and last stop to treat eye infections immediately and effectively. The nature of these diseases are fungal, bacterial, or viral, but here are the most common ways to get them:

Unsanitary Environments

It is easier to get eye infections in unclean places. In areas plenty of diseases-carrying agents, certain infections can spread fast. Even if the disease is treated quickly, the risk of reinfection is always high in unhygienic surroundings.

Contact Lenses

If you are experiencing irritation with your contact lenses, you might need more than just an ordinary dry eye treatment in Brooklyn, NY. Contact lens wearers are extremely prone to many parasites that can invade the eye and live with a severe sight-threatening infection.

This is why you should disinfect your contacts regularly, especially when you are not supposed to wear them. Nevertheless, even proper hygiene will not keep you out of harm’s way all the time. In 2006, there was a fungal outbreak linked to one contact lens solution. The product was eventually withdrawn from the market.


Different types of “pink eye” are not only contagious in daycare centers affecting children, but also in the very womb of the mother. Through bodily fluids, infants can get any of these eye diseases by being born to genetically infected mothers.

Any experienced pediatric eye doctor in Brooklyn, NY would say that such infections are not seriously harmful to adults, but can be extremely detrimental to babies. Actually, some bacteria behind sexually transmitted eye diseases can penetrate the protective layers of the eye, damaging the inner parts of the organ.

Eye infections can affect anyone and require quick action to treat. The appropriate treatment varies case by case; the key is accurate diagnosis and immediate medical attention.

If you suspect you are suffering from any of these conditions, call Park Slope Eye immediately at (347) 380-7070. Let our team take care of all your eye care needs.


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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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