Blepharitis is a common eye condition that can be helped by an appointment with an optometrist on our team. It is sometimes present with dry eye or other irritating eye conditions. When you need to visit our optometry center in Colorado Springs, CO, for your blepharitis, give us a call to set up your appointment for an eye exam. We at Chapel Hills Vision Clinic are here to help.
What Is Blepharitis?
This condition causes the eyelids to get itchy, irritated, red, and swollen. It can cause your eyelashes to have crusty flakes in them. It can be uncomfortable, but you can't catch it from another person. It doesn't usually cause your eyes any lasting damage. When you have this eyelid irritation, see an optometrist to get it diagnosed. Then, you will be told how you can help treat it at home. The main treatment is to clean the eyelids and to keep any crust away from them. It often doesn't completely go away, but the symptoms can be managed by regular eyelid cleaning. You can talk to an optometrist on our team about how it's being caused and what the best way is for you to manage the condition. It is often caused by having eyelids that have too much bacteria on them. It can also be caused by the eyelids' oil glands to be irritated or clogged up
When you have this condition, you may have a frequent feeling that you have something foreign in your eyes. Your eyes may itch, burn, or sting. Your eyes may water, and they may be more sensitive to light. Your eyes or eyelids could get swollen and red. Your tears may have little bubbles or look foamy. You may have dry eye and wake up with your eyelashes or eyelids being crusty. It can cause more serious effects as well.
If you have dandruff, you are more prone to getting blepharitis. Another risk factor is having rosacea, a skin problem that causes the face to have bumps and redness. Having oily skin can also increase your risk. If you have allergies that have an effect on your eyelashes, this is another factor.
Visit Our Optometry Center
If you may have blepharitis, have your eyes examined and a treatment plan made. An optometrist on our team will tell you what you need to do with your specific condition. Whether you have dry eye or other symptoms of this condition, call our Colorado Springs, CO, optometry center to schedule your appointment with an optometrist on our team. Call us at (719) 599-5083 for Chapel Hills Vision Clinic.