Red eyes after COVID Vaccine- should you worry?

Herpes Simplex Keratitis

Maybe. See your ophthalmologist ASAP. There have been case reports in the literature of reactivation of latent viruses in the eye such as Herpes Simplex after the vaccines or boosters.

Reactivation of herpes simplex keratitis following vaccination for COVID-19 – PubMed (

Herpetic Keratitis Preceded by COVID-19 Vaccination – PubMed (

Relapsed disciform stromal herpetic keratitis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination – PubMed (

Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis Reactivation after SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccination: A Report of Two Cases – PubMed (

Herpes Simplex Keratitis in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Series of Five Cases – PubMed (

Dry Eye Treatments: CEQUA option

Dry Eye Treatment Option

CEQUA ( .09% of Cyclosporine Eye Drops)

Eyes need enough tears to stay healthy and comfortable.  Dry Eye Disease occurs when we don’t produce enough tears or when we produce poor quality tears. The tears keep your eye surface moist and smooth which allows you to see well and feel comfortable. Tear production and quality of tears may decrease with certain medical conditions and with age. CEQUA is one medication we can use to treat dry eye disease. It is an eye drop that helps your eyes produce more of your natural tears. It is a prescription eye drop which is used twice a day. Cequa concentration of cyclosporine is at .09%.  Cyclosporine is also in another medication called Restasis however it is at a lower percentage (.05%)  Since both of these drops have different formulations, one medication may work better for you.  Ask your ophthalmologist about the different treatment options for Dry Eye Disease.  Click the video link to learn more about dry eye disease.

Contact Lens this Halloween

How to keep your eyes safe this Halloween

Halloween Tips to keep your Eyes Safe

Costume contact lenses could have your eyes spooked out this Halloween season. Costume contact lenses come in different sizes they may change your eye color or change the shape of your pupil size giving you the look of a spooky Halloween character. These contact lenses may not have any vision correction in them and they can be safely worn if they’re fitted to your eye.  Contact lenses come in different sizes so they can match the shape of your eye. If not properly fit in a person’s eye, corneal abrasions (scratch) can occur.  Corneal ulcers can also occur with improperly fitted contact lenses. In severe a corneal ulcer, the only way to regain your vision is to undergo a cornea transplant. So play it safe and get your Halloween contact lenses fitted for your eyes this season.

5 Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

5 Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

To safely wear contact lenses you need to be committed and be responsible in taking care of them. Talk to your doctor about your vision needs so you can decide what contacts lens are best for you. r vision needs and expectations. The following are some simple tips to keep your health in your contact lens.
• Don’t sleep in your lens
• Wash and Dry your hands before you handle you contact lens
• Always disinfect you lens if you type of lens requires them
• Daily Lens should be thrown out each night
• Never wear lens that have not been fit for your eye

Did You Know This About Fireworks?

Did you know this about fireworks?

For those who decide to purchase and use consumer follow these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission Follow these safety tips when using fireworks: (Fireworks |

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don’t realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.