• Raleigh - 27616
  • Raleigh - 27612
  • Goldsboro - 27534
  • Greensboro - 27408
  • Greensboro - 27407
  • Winston-Salem - 27103

Triangle Town Center, Raleigh

5959 Triangle Town Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27616
Located next to Lenscrafters

Phone: 919-792-2345
Fax: 919-792-2429

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh

4325 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27612
Located next to Lenscrafters

Phone: 919-786-0141
Fax: 919-786-1137

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Berkeley Mall, Goldsboro

611A N Berkley Blvd, Berkeley Mall
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Located next to Lenscrafters

Phone: (919) 778-9662

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Friendly Shopping Center, Greensboro

642 Friendly Center Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
Located next to Lenscrafters

Phone: 336-292-7700
Fax: 336-292-8852

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Four Seasons Town Center, Greensboro

330 Four Seasons Town Center
Greensboro, NC 27407
Located next to Lenscrafters

Phone: 336-854-1290
Fax: 336-854-4175

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hanes Mall, Winston-Salem

3320 Silas Creek Pkwy, Suite 300
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Located next to Lenscrafters

Phone: 336-760-2169
Fax: 336-760-2385

Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

What is a Stye?

What is a Stye?Styes can be an uncomfortable and annoying yet common experience. Fortunately, most of them will go away on their own or with minimal treatment.

What Is a Stye?

A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a small red, sometimes painful bump on the eyelid. It is often caused by bacterial staph (staphylococcal) infection and can occur at the base of the eyelash or within a small oil gland of the eyelid. A stye may fill with pus as it becomes infected, however, it is important to not squeeze, pop, or attempt to drain the stye.

Causes

Sometimes oil glands or hair follicles along your eyelash line can become clogged and lead to a buildup causing swelling and irritation. The result is a small bump along the eyelid that looks like a pimple.

Signs

Each person’s symptoms may vary. Signs of a possible stye may include:

  • Discharge around the eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Feeling as though there is something in your eye
  • Swelling, redness, pain, or tenderness

After symptoms develop, a small often painful pimple-like bump will emerge in the affected area and may cause the area to swell. Your vision should not be affected despite the swelling. If your vision becomes affected after the presence of a bump or due to swelling, seek medical attention.

Treatment
In many cases, a stye will only last 3-7 days, but some may last up to 14 days. Most styes will also disappear on their own without medical intervention and at-home treatment. Still, if your stye is bothering you, here are some common at-home treatment options:

  • Soak a towel in warm water and hold it to your eye for several minutes throughout the day
  • To relieve pain or irritation, take over-the-counter pain medication
  • Avoid wearing contacts or using eye makeup

Remember not to burst, attempt to pop, or remove an eyelash from the stye. Professional treatment for a stye includes antibiotic ointments and creams to reduce inflammation and remove the infection.

Prevention
Though it can be difficult to prevent styes from occurring at times, there are ways to reduce your risk:

  • Keep your eyelids and lashes clean.
  • Remove your eye makeup before going to sleep every night.
  • Wash your hands before touching the area around your eyes.
  • Do not share eye makeup and remember to replace makeup and beauty products every six months or at their listed expiration date.

Though in most cases styes clear up on their own within several days, do not hesitate to contact our office for additional advice or treatment to help you heal faster. For more information on styes and our treatment options or to schedule an appointment, contact Fox Eye Care Group today.

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