Cats eyes need routine care, too. The "sleepy-wax"-like secretions that form in the corner of their eyes should be gently cleared away both for appearance's sake and to prevent irritation. Use a damp cotton ball to clean around the cat's eye. Take extra care not to touch the eyeball. If you spot signs of eye problems, contact your vet immediately. The most common signs of an eye infection are: Redness, evidence of pain, and repeated tearing could be signs of conjunctivitis, an ulcer, or abnormalities of the tear duct. Swollen lids and excessive blinking could mean a serious eye inflammation. If your vet has diagnosed an eye problem that requires at-home care, follow directions clearly and take extra care to sooth your cat. Clear discharges from your pet's eyes by using warm water. Once the eyes are clear, you'll need to apply eye drops or ointment. Hold your cat's head to one side and open the eyelid with one hand while the other applies the medication. Rest lightly on the cat's head to steady the hand and ensure gentle and accurate administration. Keep your cat's eyesight pristine with proper eye care!