Fast & Professional Eye Infection Treatment for Patients in Attleboro, MA
Eye infections can be painful and irritating as well as quite contagious in some cases, so it’s important to seek treatment right away when you notice symptoms. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we know that trying to get in to see your primary care provider on short notice can be difficult, which is why we are here to help you 365 days per year with extended operating hours. We offer fast, friendly, and professional eye infection treatment in our clean and comfortable urgent care center here in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Causes & Symptoms of Eye Infections
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) is the most common type of eye infection. It is inflammation of the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva (the transparent membrane that covers the white portion of your eyeball), which become more visible and cause the eye to look pink or red. Pink eye is usually caused by viruses (such as the common cold), although it can also happen as a result of bacteria (often introduced to the eye via tainted contact lenses), allergies, blocked tear ducts, or foreign objects in the eye.
Pink eye symptoms typically include:
- Itchiness, redness, and/or burning of your eyes
- A gritty sensation in your eyes
- Excessive teariness
- Discharge that crusts the eyelids together overnight, making it difficult to open your eyes in morning
Eye Infection Treatment Made Easy
When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Attleboro for eye infection treatment, your provider will first determine the cause of your infection and then recommend ways to ease symptoms and prescribe medication if necessary. You’ll need to avoid wearing contact lenses until the infection is resolved. PhysicianOne Urgent Care does not require referrals, and we accept most major insurance plans as well as offer reasonable self-pay options. Simply walk in anytime during our operating hours, reserve your place in line ahead of time with our online booking feature, or take advantage of our 24/7 integrated virtual visits to speak to a qualified local provider.