Read Our Latest Blog Post: Conjunctivitis: when to see an optometrist
You may have found yourself wondering at one point or another if a bothersome irritation of your eye or perhaps something that feels more serious warrants an appointment with your optometrist. There are a few types of emergencies that you may encounter and there are several symptoms you should look out for to ensure your condition is diagnosed and treated effectively. Conjunctivitis, Uveitis, and Retinal Detachment are three main eye emergencies to be on the lookout for. This blog post will cover Conjunctivitis.
What is Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is one of the most common irritations of the eye; it is more commonly known as pink eye. It is a form of inflammation of the outside layer of the eye as well as the inner portion of the eyelid. It’s often called pink eye because the eye will appear pinkish or red in color. There may also be swelling as well as … Read more