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What Could These Eye Problems Mean?

August 30, 2022

Think of each of your eyes as a complex and delicate machine—such as a fine-quality, high-performance Italian sports car. And as with intricate and refined mechanisms, there is potential for things to, so to speak, “muck up the works.”

At the office of Optical Outlets, your eyes is as important to us as they are to you. We know that your eyes are your windows to the world. Our high-tech, cutting-edge diagnostic equipment will provide an overall view of the health of your eyes as well as provide you with precise prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. And if you can’t decide which of our many eyeglass frames are most flattering, we’re always happy to offer you some guidance. 

Here are some conditions that can affect your eyes.

Burning. Eyes can feel this sensation when they are tired or have been aggravated by smoke, dust, allergies or environmental pollutants. There’s also the possibility of an accumulation of bacteria, called blepharitis, which elicits flakes on your eyelids. Or, your eyes might not be producing good-quality tears or a sufficient amount. 

Puffiness. Allergies, a mild infection, bumps on your eyelids or pinkeye are the usual suspects, and the swelling often disappears on its own. 

A lump. It could be a stye (a sore protuberance under your lid or on your lash line caused by bacteria) or a chalazion (a bulge due to a clogged oil gland). Holding a warm washcloth on your eye for 10 to 15 minutes up to five times a day can provide relief. On the other hand, yellow spots are probably pinguecula (growths of protein, fat or calcium) or pterygium (fleshy tissue). If they don’t bother you or inhibit your vision, there’s usually no need for treatment. 


At the office of Optical Outlets, our optometry team has ability, focus and flexibility to demonstrate unparalleled professional knowledge and care. Our welcoming, patient-focused environment will make you feel comfortable and at home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.