10 Common Signs of an Eye Infection

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Eye infections can happen for a number of reasons, including wearing dirty contact lenses, touching your eyes with unclean hands or even having certain medical conditions. Sometimes, you might mistake an eye infection for an allergy or cold because the symptoms can be similar. If you’ve experienced some changes to your eyes, read on to find out if they could be the signs of an eye infection.