Pink Eye Treatment From EyeWorks Vision Center
If you suspect you or someone in your family has a case of Pink Eye, finding appropriate treatment is a must to get needed relief from this condition. Contact EyeWorks Vision Center in the Lumberton & Benson areas to make an appointment with our optometry team to get an evaluation done promptly. Here is some information about pink eye to read over to help you better understand how it is contracted, the symptoms associated with it, and how to get it treated.
Different Symptoms of Pink Eye
There are a few different kinds of pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, each with different symptoms to be aware of. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the layer that covers the whites of the eyes. It also affects the undersides of eyelids. Viral conjunctivitis includes tearing of the eyes, light mucus discharge, swollen lymph nodes near the ears, and possibly cold symptoms as well. Allergic conjunctivitis includes tearing, redness of the eyes, and itchiness. A bacterial pink eye may come with burning and itchiness of the eyes and a thick mucus discharge. All types of Pink Eye could cause blurriness of vision.
Protecting Yourself From This Condition
Many people who contract this condition are in close contact with several other people. Since it is extremely contagious, it is very important that hand-washing is conducted frequently to help wash away the bacteria that causes this medical problem. Do not share contact lenses with anyone else and avoid using contact lenses if you believe you have a pink eye as this could spread it from one eye to the other or exacerbate symptoms. Do not share washcloths, hand towels, or other items that come into contact with the eyes.
Getting Proper Treatment For Conjunctivitis
A case of pink eye requires that you use eye drops, rest, and make a few lifestyle changes to rid yourself of the condition effectively. It is best to make an appointment with our optometry team to ensure the symptoms you are experiencing are indeed from conjunctivitis and not the result of another problem. Our optometrist will suggest using warm compresses on the eyes to relieve discomfort and will prescribe medication to aid in the quickening of the subsiding of symptoms caused by this condition.
If you are suffering from Pink Eye, it is best to seek treatment from our optometrist at EyeWorks Vision Center. We service the Lumberton & Benson areas for all your eye care needs. Contact our practice today to make an appointment by calling our Lumberton facility at (910) 738-6464 or our Benson practice at (919) 894-2001.