Welcome. My name is Ariana and I work as a medical assistant at an army base. My main job is to make sure that there are no hidden health risks for our seemingly fit army personnel. One of the biggest issues I uncover is eyesight problems. I have discovered that a lot of people think that there is no need to visit an optometrist unless their eyes are sore or vision is blurry. This myth can be found in the army too. In the course of my work, I have learnt that many eye problems have no symptoms for a long time. I am always encouraging family and friends to go for annual eye checks. I have become so passionate about this issue that I started this blog to explain how optometrists can help you keep the best vision possible. Please scan through my entries. Enjoy.
22 May 2017
Ocular herpes is a viral infection caused by the same virus that causes cold sores to form around your mouth. The virus is contracted from contact with a contaminated area of your body or someone else's body. For example, if you touch a cold sore on your lip and then touch your eyes, you could spread the virus to your eyes. The herpes virus can lay dormant for years, and it's not always possible to identify the cause of an outbreak.