Urgent Care for Eye Infections in Connecticut, Massachusetts & New York
Are you worried that one or both of your eyes might be infected? Turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care for eye infection treatment. Founded in 2008, we proudly offer urgent care for pink eye (conjunctivitis) and a wide range of other non-life-threatening eye infections in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. We treat patients of all ages, we’re in-network with most major health insurance plans, and we offer affordable self-pay rates for uninsured individuals.
Common Types of Eye Infections
Eye infections can be caused by various microorganisms—such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses—and can affect almost any part of the eye. Some of the most common types of eye infections include:
- Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid)
- Dacryocystitis (inflammation of the tear sac)
- Pink eye (inflammation of the transparent membrane lining the eyelid and eyeball)
- Styes (painful red lumps on the edge of the eyelid)
What Are the Symptoms of an Eye Infection?
Eye infection symptoms will vary based on the specific type of infection present (for example, a hallmark pink eye symptom is discharge that forms a crust overnight). With that said, many eye infections can cause:
- Pain or discomfort
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
If you’re experiencing symptoms like these, it’s important that you promptly seek treatment. Leaving an eye infection untreated could lead to serious complications, including vision loss. Plus, because many eye infections are highly contagious, failing to seek treatment could increase your chances of passing on your infection to someone else.
How Are Eye Infections Treated?
The appropriate course of treatment for an eye infection will depend on numerous factors, including the type of infection present and the severity of the infection. For example, pink eye can be caused by bacteria or viruses, but medical providers will only prescribe antibiotics for bacterial infections.
When you visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for eye infection treatment, we’ll ask you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing and perform a thorough examination. Based on that, we’ll accurately diagnose what’s causing your symptoms and provide you with customized care recommendations. And if we determine that you need further treatment, we’ll be happy to refer you to the appropriate specialist.
Until you’re able to seek professional guidance, you may want to try relieving your symptoms by:
- Taking pain medication
- Administering lubricating eye drops
- Applying a warm or cool compress (be sure to use a different compress for each eye)
The Convenient Choice for Eye Infection Treatment
Do you need urgent care for an eye infection in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New York? We’ve got you. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we’ve made it our goal to deliver care when and where our patients want it, and eye infection treatment is no exception. If you need in-person care, you can walk into one of our urgent care centers 365 days per year during extended hours or book a visit online. Or, if you’d prefer to avoid leaving the house, you can speak to a local provider remotely using our 24/7 integrated telehealth service.