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Red, Pink or Sore Eyes?

We are ready to look after ALL of your eye care needs in one location. In addition to the services you already rely on us for such as routine eye exams, contact lenses. designer frames and eyeglasses – think of your Optometrist first for:

  • sore, red, or itchy eyes
  • treatment of "pink eye" and other bacterial infections
  • removal of foreign bodies from the eye (such as wood or metal)
  • treatment of eye allergies or burns
  • emergency eye care

This is convenient and cost effective for your whole family and you can be sure you are receiving the attention of an eye care specialist.

Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, which most people call "pink eye," is a common eye infection that typically affects children, but can strike at any age. The cause is most often a virus or bacteria, which leads to inflammation and redness of the conjunctiva – lining that covers the whites of the eyes and the inner eyelids.

Children tend to be more prone to this contagious eye infection due to hygiene and crowded classrooms. To prevent outbreaks, an infectious child should stay home from school, and anyone with an eye infection should be extra cautious about hygienic practices. Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, especially if the eye was touched, and after applying eye drops, and don't share towels.

If you suspect conjunctivitis, eye drops may be needed to treat the eye infection. The optometrist at TSO Farmers diagnoses and treats common eye infections including pink eye in Farmers Branch, near Addison and North Dallas, Texas.

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