• Scratched eyes are common, typically the result of foreign objects getting trapped underneath an eyelid and rubbed against the surface of the eye, or objects passing across an open eye as the result of flying or windborne debris in the workplace or outdoors.  While the......

  • Conjunctivitis is the clinical term for inflammation and infection of the eye. There are two common types of conjunctivitis: bacterial and viral. The first type is caused by bacteria, and the second is caused by a virus.   In healthy children and adults, bacterial and viral......

  • Did you or a family member wake up with red or goopy eyes this morning? Have itchy or stinging eyes that are getting worse instead of better, even with the use of OTC eye drops? It sounds like you might have a bacterial eye infection......

  • Medication side effects run the gamut, with the most common being upset stomach, headaches, changes in energy, or dry mouth. However, some relatively common medications cause side effects that can negatively affect the health of your eyes and vision. Make sure to share all of......

  • Red, itchy, and watery eyes are some of the most common symptoms of eye allergies, also called seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. This uncomfortable combination feels unbearable if you don’t find relief. Additionally, untreated eye allergies can eventually lead to more severe conjunctivitis because inflamed, irritated eye......

  • Irritated, uncomfortable, or painful eyes are impossible to ignore. And, as family eye doctors, we’re glad that is the case. Eye pain and discomfort without an apparent cause, or pain/discomfort that lasts longer than a couple of days or is associated with other symptoms, should......

  • Are your eyes looking red and irritated?  Red eyes are one of the first signs that there is something going on and that treatment may be needed. In most cases, you’ll be able to treat the problem at home by flushing the eyes, using eye......

  • The eyes are tough and they are good healers, but there are some situations that demand extra attention, support, and treatment. Minor eye trauma is one of them. Anytime you suspect there is trauma or minor injury to the eye, get on the phone and......

  • From the eyelashes or food products to the odd piece of dirt or other debris, it’s inevitable that you or someone you love will wind up with a small foreign object in one or both eyes. In most cases, minor foreign object removal can often......