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Eye Infection Specialist

Vision Corner

Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist & Comprehensive Eye Care located in Houston, TX

Without proper care, an eye infection may place you at risk of permanent vision changes. Dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care for those unexpected urgent eye needs, Sophia Barnes, OD, and the team at Vision Corner in Houston, Texas, offer eye infection appointments so you can get the care you need as soon as possible. Call the office to schedule your eye infection appointment today. You can also use the convenient online scheduler.

Eye Infection Q & A

What are eye infections? 

Eye infections occur when bacterial or viral organisms enter your eye. An eye infection can affect the following three areas:

  • Eyelids - the skin that protects your eyes
  • Corneas - the clear dome covering your eyes
  • Conjunctiva - the moist membrane that lines your eyelids and outer eye

You can’t always predict when you’re going to need eye infection treatment. Though you may consider contacting your primary care provider, the team at Vision Corner is experts in eye health and provides comprehensive care for your eye infection to prevent permanent vision changes.

What are eye infection symptoms?

You can develop an eye infection any time a harmful germ invades your eye or the surrounding tissues. You may have an eye infection if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Eye pain
  • Discharge
  • Redness
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Swelling around your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Blurred vision

Anytime you develop an eye infection, you need to see the specialists at Vision Corner for an evaluation. There are many types of eye infections, and you need the right diagnosis so you get the most effective care to clear up your infection and prevent more serious complications.  

What can I expect during an eye infection evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come to Vision Corner for an evaluation for an eye infection. 

During your exam, the team reviews your symptoms, vision and eye health history, and medical history. Then they evaluate your eye, focusing on your specific eye care needs to develop individualized treatment plans. 

How are eye infections treated?

Eye infection treatment can vary with the specific form of infection. In many cases, medicated eye drops, such as antibiotics, antifungals, anti-inflammatories, or antihistamines, is the first course of treatment. You may also need topical creams or ointments, and possibly, oral medication. 

During treatment, you may have to switch to glasses if you currently wear contact lenses. The team can also help you make habit changes that may reduce the risk of future eye infections. For example, improving your contact lens care routine. 


For expert management of an eye infection, call Vision Corner today to schedule an appointment. You can also book using the convenient online scheduling system.