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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye/Red Eye)

Are You Suffering From Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)? We Can Provide Quick Relief of Your Symptoms

If You Suspect You Have Conjunctivitis, Visit Our Clinic ASAP for Treatment

Conjunctivitis can be highly contagious. Most patients are not aware of the type of pink eye/red eye they have and risk infecting others. There are 3 main types of conjunctivitis, all of which we are equipped to treat on-site.

The Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Thick, yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes (particularly after a night’s sleep)
  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness – white of the eye and inner eyelid

Important Information About Conjunctivitis

What Causes Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis can be caused by several different factors. They include:

  • Viruses (viral conjunctivitis)
  • Bacteria (bacterial conjunctivitis)
  • Environmental: Dust, smoke, pollen, etc
  • Irritants: Chlorine from pools, shampoo, makeup, etc
  • Allergies, including seasonal
How Do You Treat Conjunctivitis?

Treatment will depend on the cause of your conjunctivitis. After the Optometrist has completed an eye exam to determine the cause, they will likely advise one of the following treatments:

  • Antibiotics – Eye drops, oral medication, or medical ointments
  • Antihistamines – Eye drops or oral medication

Time and good hygieneViral Conjunctivitis [LINK: About Your Eyes Conjunctivitis] is much like the common cold and must run its due course.   Bacterial conjunctivitis is the highly contagious form of conjunctivitis, good personal hygiene and avoiding contact with others is recommended.  

Skip the Long Drive to Edmonton

We value your time and want to provide the best care we can for your vision health. Every month we have an Ophthalmologist come to our clinic to consult with and look after our cataract patients.

Next Steps

Skip the Wait at the Walk-In Clinic or ER

When you call to book your appointment with our Optometrist, please let us know you think you may have conjunctivitis. We will do our best to book you in right away for an eye exam to confirm the cause and appropriate course of treatment.

There is no need to wait at a medical clinic if you think you have conjunctivitis. With the exception of surgery, Lakeland Family Eyecare is well equipped to take care of all your eye health concerns on-site.