- Q Does vision care insurance cover the cost of contact lenses?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineVision-care insurance plans usually offer discounts on the cost of contact lenses. However, discounts and the brands the plan covers vary, so check the plan carefully before you purchase your lenses. Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for viral eye infections?
Because of their nature, most viral eye infections are not treated with medication. Short-term diseases like conjunctivitis will eventually go away on their own, although this can take two to three weeks. More long-term conditions like CMV retinitis can... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect viral eye infections?
Some illnesses increase the risk of developing a viral eye infection. For example, having an infection of the upper respiratory system makes it more likely that you'll develop viral conjunctivitis. Other infections, like cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis,... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat viral eye infections?
Corticosteroid eye drops can be prescribed for cases in which blurred vision or sensitivity to light becomes severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life, but in most cases no treatment is needed. In the cases where it is considered necessary,... Full Answer
- Q What causes viral eye infections?
The cause of a viral eye infection is a virus, such as viruses of the herpes group, infecting the eye. Different viruses affect different parts of the eye. Conjunctivitis infects the transparent tissue that covers the eyeball, while herpes simplex... Full Answer