Pink Eye Relief
Do you think you have an eye infection? Redness in the eye? Mucus Around the eye?
These signs are indications of Pink Eye. At Eyeland Vision, we’re the leading optometric practice for pink eye diagnosis and treatment! We’ve worked closely with leading medical manufacturers to identify treatments that are immediate and effective.
Pinkeye? Contact Us Immediately For Treatment!
Pink eyes can be both painful and scary to see. Called conjunctivitis, pinkeyes are due to an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin and transparent tissue that covers the whites of your eyes and lines the inner eyelid. This eye infection is relatively common and highly contagious, especially in children. It spreads quickly through day care centers and elementary schools. Fortunately, pink eye is rarely serious and not liable to damage vision.
“I Woke Up With Itchy And Swollen Pink Eyes. What Should I Do?”
Do not delay – contact your El Paso eye doctors immediately. It is essential to get a professional diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. When you follow your eye doctor’s recommendations, conjunctivitis typically clears up very fast with no lasting complications.
What Are The Typical Symptoms Of Conjunctivitis?
- Itchy eyes
- Red eyes and redness in the inner eyelid
- More tears than usual
- Swollen conjunctiva
- Burning or stinging eyes
- Green or yellow discharge from the eye
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
- Swollen lymph nodes (from a virus)
What Causes Pinkeye?
A number of culprits can lead to pink eyes, such as:
- Viruses, including the common cold
- Fungi, parasites, and amoebas
- Irritants, such as smoke, chlorine, shampoo, and dirt
- Reaction to eye drops or medication
- Allergic reaction to dust, smoke, pet dander, or pollen; some people are also allergic to specific contact lens solutions
Are All Types Of Conjunctivitis The Same?
Bacterial strains of pinkeye generally affect one eye but can present in both, and these infections usually generate a lot of oozing mucus.
Pink eye caused by a virus are the most common and probably the most contagious type. They usually start in one eye and spread to the second eye within a few days.
In comparison, pinkeyes caused by allergies lead to itchy eyes, redness, and tearing. These symptoms may be accompanied by an itchy, runny nose.
What Treatment Offers Pink Eye Relief?
Once the cause of your pinkeye is determined, then your El Paso eye doctor can offer the best treatment.
When pink eye is caused by an irritating substance, you can rinse your eye with water for a few minutes. This generally brings pink eye relief and your eyes should begin to get better within a few hours.
If your case of pinkeyes is due to a virus, there’s little to do but let the virus run its course.
If you have a bacterial infection, you will need to take antibiotics – either as eye drops, ointments, or pills. The infection usually clears up within a week.
Conjunctivitis that is related to eye allergies should improve as soon as you receive allergy medication and/or avoid the allergen that is your trigger. Antihistamines will offer some pink eye relief, especially from itchy eyes.
Visit Your El Paso Eye Doctor for Pinkeye Diagnosis
Our emergency eye doctor will perform an urgent eye exam to evaluate your condition and recommend the most effective treatment. If you suspect that you have pinkeye, contact our office to book an emergency eye care appointment.
El Paso, TX 79934
- Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
We have extended our lunch hours during the week to accommodate your eye care needs! So you can now schedule your next appointment during your lunch break!
***Saturday by appointment only.