Eye Infection Treatment Available Near You in Franklin, MA
If your eyes are bothering you, you may have conjunctivitis (also known as “pink eye”) or another type of eye infection. Fortunately, getting the prompt eye infection treatment you need is as easy as visiting PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Franklin, Massachusetts. We stand apart from many other providers because we treat eye infections and other non-life-threatening conditions on a walk-in basis (you still have the option of scheduling an appointment in advance, if desired). And because we’re open 365 days per year with extended hours, you can stop in for treatment whenever it’s most convenient for you.
How to Know if You Have Pink Eye
One of the most common types of eye infections, pink eye develops when the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white portion of the eyeball becomes infected or inflamed. This can produce the following symptoms:
- A gritty sensation
- Eye discharge (you may notice a crust when waking up in the morning)
When to Seek Treatment for Pink Eye
Pink eye doesn’t always require medical attention. In many cases, you may be able to relieve pink eye symptoms by cleaning the eyelid with a wet cloth, applying a warm or cold compress, or using over-the-counter eye drops (artificial tears). However, you should be sure to reach out to a professional if:
- Your symptoms persist longer than 12 to 24 hours
- You’re experiencing eye pain, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light
- It feels like something is stuck in your eye
Prompt Treatment When You Need It Most
If you believe you need professional eye infection treatment, visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care today. Our Franklin immediate care center is located at 648 Old West Central Street, near Starbucks. You can also schedule a 24/7 Virtual Visit to receive treatment remotely, if preferred. If you have any questions, please call us at 860-650-3848.