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Is Pink Eye Really An Eye Emergency?

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If one of your eyes looks more red than usual, you may have pink eye (conjunctivitis), and be wondering whether you should contact an eye doctor. In some cases, pink eye will clear up on its own. In other cases, prompt medical treatment is the only way to heal the affected eye. The only way to know is to have your eyes examined by your local optometrist.

What Is Pink Eye?

Pink eye is an eye condition where the conjunctiva — the thin and clear layer lining the white of the eye — becomes inflamed, causing the eye to appear red. The reddish hue is due to the appearance of tiny, swollen blood vessels in the sclera.

There are several possible causes of pink eye, but the most common is a viral infection. A bacterial infection, allergic reactions, and chemical exposure can also cause the condition. Infection-related pink eye is highly contagious.

Some other symptoms of pink eye are a gritty feeling, light sensitivity, watery or thick eye discharge, eye itchiness, and watery eyes.

If you suspect you have pink eye, call Browz Eyeware for prompt treatment. While pink eye is considered a mild eye emergency, delayed treatment may lead to visual or ocular damage.

We Treat Pink Eye and Other Eye Emergencies

We know that pink eye can cause serious discomfort and pain, and we're here to help. We can provide a complete evaluation of your eye condition and offer the latest and most effective treatment options.

The friendly and professional staff at Browz Eyeware provides more attention and specialized care than one would receive at an urgent care facility — so be sure to call us for any eye emergency you or your loved one may have in the Calgary area.

At Browz Eyeware, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 587-600-0644 or book an appointment online to see one of our Calgary eye doctors.

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