Our optometrists can quickly help your conjunctivitis (pink eye/red eye) symptoms.
First, we diagnose the cause of your symptoms. As conjunctivitis has several different causes, a diagnosis is required before administrating the appropriate treatment.
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:
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.