Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic
1026 Mosley St Wasaga Beach ON L9Z 2G7 (705) 422-0020
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Wasaga Beach, ON
(705) 422-0020
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Conjunctivitis

Our optometrists can quickly help your conjunctivitis (pink eye/red eye) symptoms.

How We Treat Conjunctivitis

First, we diagnose the cause of your symptoms. As conjunctivitis has several different causes, a diagnosis is required before administrating the appropriate treatment.

  • If a cause of bacterial infection – Antibiotics may be prescribed for strong cases of pink eye, or if the infection has persisted for quite some time. Viral infections cannot be treated via oral medication; your body will fight the infection naturally.
  • Allergic or environmental causes – We can help you determine what is causing your reaction so that you can take the appropriate steps to avoid contact.

We regularly treat patients for conjunctivitis and quickly test to determine its cause. We can treat the symptoms with eye drops and antihistamines to provide relief of your discomfort.

Most forms of pink eye/red eye respond quickly to treatment, and a visit to our office is much faster than a trip to the walk-in.

What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is often called pink eye or red eye because of how its symptoms present. These terms are sometimes used interchangeably.

It results when the conjunctiva – the thin layer of clear cells that on the white portion of the eye and inside of your eyelid – become inflamed.

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

Your specific case of conjunctivitis may display a combination of all or some of the symptoms below:

  • Pink or red coloration to the white part of your eye
  • Tearing, watery eyes
  • Itchy, scratchy, burning sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light

Do Not Wear Contacts if You Have Pink Eye

If you have conjunctivitis, do not wear your contact lenses. The lenses may irritate the eyes further, exacerbate existing symptoms or prolong their duration.

Causes of Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis has several varied causes. For this reason, a proper diagnosis is needed to determine the appropriate treatment.

Causes include:

  • Pathogens – Pink eye/red eye can be caused by certain types of bacteria and viruses, though the bacterial variant is more common.
  • Allergens – Many people with allergies present conjunctivitis as a symptom.
  • Chemicals – Many chemicals found in hygiene products, detergents, soaps, and other parts of our lives can cause conjunctivitis. We can help you isolate which ones are irritating your eyes.

What You'll Find at Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic

Many people still think that they need to commute to Barrie or the GTA to get the eye care they need. Our clinic - located in Wasaga Beach - has the equipment and staff needed to conduct comprehensive eye exams, specialized diagnostic testing, dress eyewear and sunglass styling and fitting, contact lens fittings, and more. Visit us in-store to see what we can do for you.

Our Optometrists are local to the Wasaga Beach area and are raising their own families here. Many eye diseases are best treated when caught and addressed early. For this reason, we stress the importance of preventative eye care for all family members.

At NTOC we have advanced imaging equipment called the Cirrus HD-OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography). The OCT not only takes pictures of the eye, it can also take direct cross-sectional images of the retina and optic nerve thereby screening for eye disease such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. It is a very useful tool for early diagnosis and management of eye disease.
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Georgian Bay Optometry Clinic

We are on the corner of Mosley St and 22nd St N. Our clinic is completely wheelchair accessible.

Address

1026 Mosley St
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2G7

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 422-0020
Fax: (705) 422-0120
  • Monday: 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: Call to Confirm
  • Saturday: Call to Confirm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Anna Dionisio
  • Dr. John Peacock
  • Dr. Hari Amarnath
  • And Associates
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