Sometimes, contact lenses or glasses aren’t enough to combat your vision issues related to disease or other eye health complications. At Bright Eyes Vision Clinic, serving Murphy and Plano, TX, and the nearby area, we are a team of optometrists who provide comprehensive diagnostics for eye problems. Not only can we diagnose your eye condition, but we can also prescribe the right medicine to treat it.
If you have an eye infection caused by bacteria, our optometrists can prescribe oral or topical antibiotics. Topicals antibiotics can be prescribed as drops or a gel. Before giving you a prescription for an antibiotic, our doctors perform testing to determine the exact type of infection you are experiencing. This eliminates unneeded antibiotics or antibiotics that won’t correct the problem.
When you visit an eye doctor because of allergy symptoms, your optometrist may prescribe an antihistamine to block the release of histamine and decrease or eliminate the allergy symptoms. Antihistamines are available as eye drops or oral medications.
Medications for Glaucoma
Our optometry specialists can prescribe eye drops in the early stages of glaucoma to prevent further damage to your optic nerve. Prostaglandins, for example, stimulate fluid output to help lower eye pressure. Some examples of drugs in this category include bimatoprost and travoprost.
Beta-blockers are typically known as heart medications. As eye drops, this drug helps to reduce the fluid production in your eye to lower your intraocular pressure. Another option our optometrists can prescribe is alpha-adrenergic agonists, which increase fluid output and decrease aqueous humor production to work in two ways to reduce intraocular pressure. Other examples include carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, rho kinase inhibitors, and Miotic or cholinergic agents.
Antiviral Eye Drops
Herpes of the eye usually stems from the herpes simplex I virus and will cause your eyes to become red or swollen. The infection can affect your vision. Therefore, our optometry practitioners can prescribe ophthalmic acyclovir to stop the infection from spreading. On the other hand, our eye doctors can also prescribe ganciclovir ophthalmic to control a herpes simplex infection.
A fungal infection in your eyes can cause redness, eye discharge, and blurred vision. Our optometrists will prescribe an antifungal medication, typically given as an ointment or eye drop, to stop the symptoms and the fungi from worsening.