At Chicago Vision Club our Chicago top eye doctor treats different types of eye diseases and eye conditions. A common ailment that patients come in for is keratitis and also conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Pink eye can be caused by viruses, allergens or bacterias. Sometimes foreign bodies in the eye may cause conjunctivitis. Wearing contact lenses overnight may also cause a buildup in bacteria.
Conjunctivitis is highly contagious, thus patients should stay away from public places like work or school in order to avoid spreading the virus. The most common type of conjunctivitis comes in the bacterial form and is caused by certain bacterias. It is more common in children than adults, in fact, and the most common reason for children to miss school due to an eye infection. If you think your child is suffering from conjunctivitis, call our Chicago top eye doctor today to set up an appointment. Non-contagious forms of pink eye include those caused by allergens and irritants. Allergens can be caused by weed, mold, pet dander, cosmetics, plants and more and happens seasonally.
Keratitis is another eye infection that affects patients. Keratitis is an infection in the cornea. Pain and reduced vision as well as sensitivity to light are all symptoms of keratitis. The condition is treated with medications by our Chicago top eye doctor. If it is not treated in time, it can cause blindness. Bacterial infection forms quickly and if not taken care of, can cause disastrous effects on the eye. Call Chicago Vision Club for more information on how we can help you take charge of your eye health today. Our friendly staff can help answer questions about your eye health, schedule appointments and prescribe medications when needed. Annual eye exams should take place once a year, more than once if the patient has diabetes.