Sites Vision Clinic Offers Treatment For Pink Eye in Clarksville
The eyes are composed of delicate tissue that can sometimes develop infections that are both uncomfortable and affect your ability to see properly. At Sites Vision Clinic in Clarksville, TN, we provide treatment for sudden outbreaks of pink eye.
What Is Pink Eye?
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye," is an inflammation of the clear covering of the eye and the inside lining of the eyelids. Any type of pathogen can cause irritation that causes the blood vessels in the surface layers to dilate.
What Are the Symptoms of Pink Eye?
Pink eye symptoms include redness, swelling of eye tissue, itching and tearing of the eyes. Many individuals report a gritty feeling in the eyes. Crusting may also occur and may be particularly thick in the morning when you awake.
Causes of Pink Eye
Pink eye can be caused by bacterial or viral contamination of make-up products or sharing towels or other items with individuals who have the infection. In some cases, pink eye can be caused by allergens that cause a reaction in the eye tissue.
Treatment of Pink Eye
If you develop these symptoms, you should make an appointment with your eye doctor for an eye exam to determine the source of the problem. If you wear contact lenses, remove them and use your glasses until you receive treatment. Your Clarksville optometrist can provide Antibiotic eye drops or ointment can be used to treat bacterial infections. Viral infections generally run their course in a week or so, and you can relieve symptoms by applying a clean washcloth dipped in cold water. Allergy medications can help to control pink eye caused by allergens.
Make Sites Vision Clinic Your Optometrist for Eye Care in Clarksville
Dr. Brian Murray and Dr. Paula Murray have extensive training in optometry and offer a variety of services to their patients in Clarksville, TN and surrounding areas. We provide exams, contact lens fitting, computer vision, dry eye care and treatment of eye diseases. Call Sites Vision Clinic today at 931-614-0028 for an appointment to receive treatment for your pink eye problem.