Fungal eye infections are cultured by a fungus that swells in soil and plants, indoor and outdoor surfaces, and sometimes on the human body. They share similar symptoms with their bacterial counterparts. It includes eye pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and redness of the eye. The severity of the fungus may determine whether using eye drops is needed or surgery performed. Stated below are five ways in which you can avoid this serious eye condition.
Keep your contact lenses clean. Ensure that you clean them regularly using the proper solution. Avoid sleeping in your contacts or cleaning them with water, soap, saliva, or other household cleaning products.
Most times, symptoms of fungal eye infections may not show from the onset. If you think that you have an infection, go for an eye exam quickly as delay may be dangerous. Regular eye exams ensure that you get advice from your optometrist on how to avoid a recurrence.
If you work outdoors, you will do well get protective eyewear with UV protection in addition to your contact lenses. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause fungal infection if your eyes are always exposed. Besides, you should know that regardless of constant contact lens care, fungal infections resist disinfection because they readily form biofilms, a colony of microorganisms that stick with each other and remain on a surface like a soft contact lens.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consult an optometrist before the condition becomes more serious. At Accent Eyes, we can give you the needed guidance. Contact us today and make that worthy investment for your eye health.