Eyecare Arlington

Keratitis in Arlington

Eyecare Arlington

Eyecare Arlington

Contact lenses, because they touch your eyes, carry the potential risk for inflammation and infection. While not common, it does happen, and at A Visual affair, we’re dedicated to your optimal vision and your eye health. Keratitis, an infection that is directly linked to contact lenses, is diagnosed, evaluated, and treated effectively by our eyecare in Arlington.

Contact lenses typically are free of problems, with advancements in how they are made having resulted in the most comfortable experience possible. We offer both soft and hard (also called rigid or gas-permeable) contacts, so we can assure you of suiting your needs and preferences. While any contact lens can lead to the development of keratitis, it is with extended wear that the chances are greatest. Our eyecare in Arlington will show you the proper way to care for your contact lenses. Handling them the right way can significantly reduce the possibility of an infection setting in. Make sure that your hands are clean before you touch the contacts. Use only solutions that are designed for cleaning them. Never use saliva or water. Even distilled water can contain some bacteria that will find its way into your eye from the lenses. Apply makeup in the morning after you put in your contacts, and then remove your makeup after taking them out at night. Keratitis is an infection of the cornea, at the front of your eye. It can result in the formation of a corneal ulcer. Among the symptoms to be aware of are eye pain or redness, blurry vision, excessive tearing, discharge, sensitivity to light, a white spot on your cornea, or small red bumps on the underside of your upper eyelid.

At the first sign of any problem with your eyes, regardless of the reason for it, you should contact us for a prompt appointment to take advantage of our eyecare in Arlington. We’re here to help.

A Visual Affair
1101 S. Joyce St. Suite B7
Arlington, VA 22202
Located in Pentagon Row
(703) 832-8111

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