Many people often forget just how important eye health is to maintaining overall health. Eyes are extremely delicate and need proper care and protection to prevent infection and complication. Some of these conditions can become severe and have permanent side-effects that can affect your vision. Here at Chicago Vision Club, our optometrist in Lincoln Park Dr. Fernando Mosqueda is here to provide you and your family with the proper eye care and advice.
Routine eye exams are necessary for everyone. Even if you do not have a visual impairment or require the visual aid of glasses or contacts, it is still important that you visit your optometrist in Lincoln Park regularly. Annual visits are recommended. This helps Dr. Mosqueda monitor your eye health and makes it much easier for him to identify any changes or developments. Additionally, the occurrence of any new or unusual eye symptoms should also warrant a visit to your Lincoln Park optometrist. Any strange symptoms or eye discomfort can indicate complications so it is important that you have your eyes checked by a professional as soon as possible.
There are plenty of common eye conditions that may require a visit to Chicago Vision Club. Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva and is fairly common. The conjunctiva is the clear thin tissue that lies over the white part of your eye and also lines the inside of your eyelid. This condition is fairly common and can occur for several reasons, including allergies, viruses, bacteria, and irritants such as shampoos or smoke. You may have conjunctivitis if your eyes are red and swollen, itchy, feel a burning sensation, have discharge of a yellowish or greenish substance, if you experience blurred vision or increased sensitivity to light and an increased amount of tears.
Conjunctivitis can easily be spread from person to person, so it is important that you wash your hands, do not touch your eyes, and see your optometrist in Lincoln Park as soon as possible in order to make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment. Here at Chicago Vision Club, Dr. Mosqueda can treat any of your eye care needs as well as instruct you on how to keep your eyes clean and healthy between visits.