How to Prevent Eye Infections

Eye infections can be quite annoying. Even if it is a low-grade infection that you can clear up with medication, you still have to deal with the itching, watering, and even discharge that the eye goes through until the infection is gone. It is much better if you can prevent the infection from occurring, but of course, you need to know how to prevent them in the first place. Our eye doctors at Main Street Optometry in Northport have a few tips you can use to help prevent eye infections from developing.

Good Eye Hygiene and Eye Infections

Some eye infections can seem to appear suddenly. You need to maintain generally good eye hygiene to catch most infections before they start. If you have a cold or another respiratory virus, you want to keep your hands away from your eyes and wash your hands with soap and water frequently. This helps you to avoid spreading the virus to your eyes, which can lead to an inconvenient bout with viral conjunctivitis. If you scratch your eye, you need to see an optometrist as soon as possible. An eye doctor can provide instructions and treatment to help your eyes heal quickly.

Even when you feel healthy and don't think you have any issues that could affect your eyes, you still need to keep your hands away from your eyes as much as possible. If you have to touch the area around your eyes, for example, while putting in contacts or clearing away a loose eyelash, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before you do so.

Contact Our Optometrists in Northport, NY

Our optometrists at Main Street Optometry can prescribe treatment if you develop an eye infection. Your eyes are very important, and you need to take care of them as quickly as possible when an issue starts to develop. Call us today at (631) 757-6190 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.

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