Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists is dedicated to the treatment of eye infections. Many factors can cause eye infections, so it is important to determine the cause before treatment. The most common eye infection is called “conjunctivitis” and is caused by an adenovirus, or otherwise known as the common cold. Another common type of infection is called a stye and is characterized by a bump on the eyelid that occurs as a result of bacteria becoming trapped in the hair follicle of an eyelash. While these are the 2 most common types of eye infections, fungal infections, and infections caused by other types of bacteria and viruses can cause problematic eye infections. Common symptoms of eye infections include vision problems, pain, swelling, discharge, redness, and itching. You should always consult your optometrist when an infection is suspected. Some common treatments for eye infections include prescription eye drops and ointments. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the infection. When you are suffering from an eye infection, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands with our team here at Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists.