Eye Infections

Eye Infections services offered in Buffalo Grove and Chicago, IL

If you have an eye infection, treatment reduces your risk of unpleasant symptoms and complications. At Eye Q Optique, the exceptional optometry team diagnoses and treats eye infections in Buffalo Grove and the Tri-Taylor and Near West Side neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois. If you have eye redness, pain, or crusting, call the nearest Eye Q Optique office or use the online booking tool today.

Eye Infections Q & A

What are eye infections?

Eye infections are common and often appear because of a virus, bacteria, or fungus that gets into your eye. The cause of eye infections often occurs after you touch your eye with your finger or if something gets stuck in your eye. Treatment can relieve unpleasant symptoms and reduce your risk of vision or eye-health problems.

What are the symptoms of eye infections?

Symptoms you may have because of an eye infection include:

  • Eye redness
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling
  • Eye pain
  • Discomfort
  • Watery eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Eye pus or discharge
  • Crusting in your eye

These and other symptoms may be mild or severe and negatively affect your vision in some cases. You might also have a feeling like something is stuck in your eye. See the doctors at Eye Q Optique at the first sign of an eye infection.

How does my provider diagnose eye infections?

Your Eye Q Optique provider diagnoses eye infections after reviewing your eye health history and symptoms. They also examine your eyes and may recommend diagnostic tests to determine which type of eye infection you have and the best way to treat it.

How are eye infections treated?

Common treatments for eye infections include warm wet compresses, watchful waiting, eye drops, and antibiotics. The Eye Q Optique team personalizes each treatment to give you the most relief. They follow up with you to ensure your treatment has worked to eliminate your eye infection. 

How can I reduce my risk of eye infections?

The best way to reduce your chance of getting eye infections is to keep your eyes and surrounding areas clean. Avoid touching your eyes with your fingers, and keep your eyes moist if you struggle with dry eyes. Avoid sharing makeup or skin care products with other people and using the same cloth to wash your face multiple days in a row.

To get relief from eye infections, call Eye Q Optique or use the online booking tool today.