Eye Infection Treatment Without the Need for an Appointment in Waltham, MA
Are you experiencing redness, itchiness, tearing, or a gritty sensation in one or both eyes? Was there a crust over your eye when you woke up this morning? These are some of the telltale signs of conjunctivitis (pink eye), one of the many conditions treated at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. As with all of our urgent care services, we’re pleased to offer eye infection treatment on a walk-in basis.
How to Treat Pink Eye
Pink eye often resolves on its own, without the need for medical intervention. The following treatments may provide relief until pink eye symptoms resolve:
- Cleaning your eyelid with a wet cloth
- Holding a compress (warm or cold) over your eye
- Using over-the-counter eyedrops (artificial tears)
If your symptoms persist more than 12 to 24 hours or include eye pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision, or a feeling of having something stuck in your eye, you should consult with a trained medical provider.
Can’t Get an Appointment With Your PCP?
If your primary care provider doesn’t have any appointments available but you need medical attention now, turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our Waltham immediate care center is open every day of the year with extended hours, and we never require appointments for eye infection treatment or our other urgent care services (although patients can still book an appointment or check in online ahead of time, if desired). You’ll find us at 1019 Trapelo Road, next to Starbucks. And if you can’t make it to an in-person appointment, don’t worry—we also offer telehealth virtual visits. Contact us by calling 860-650-3848 if you have any questions.