Some causes of conjunctivitis are contagious. Certain types of bacteria and viruses can both cause red eye/pink eye symptoms. We recommend visiting us for a diagnosis before choosing to return to work or commit to social events.
Visiting us for your conjunctivitis symptoms is almost always going to be faster than driving to a walk-in clinic or emergency room. We are completely equipped to diagnose and treat your symptoms, and we direct-bill many insurance programs.
Don’t suffer any longer than you need to. Visit us for timely relief of your symptoms.
Important Information About Conjunctivitis
The most common causes of conjunctivitis include:
Conjunctivitis earned its nicknames (red eye/pink eye) for the primary symptom it presents. Other symptoms include:
We can provide treatment for the symptoms of conjunctivitis. If the cause is bacterial, we may prescribe antibiotics (depending on the severity of the infection).
Viral causes need to be left to run their course, though we can provide eye drops to alleviate the symptoms. The virus will run its course in one to two weeks.
If your conjunctivitis is caused by allergies, we can provide antihistamine eye drops, decongestants, anti-inflammatory eye drops, and in severe case, steroidal eye drops.
Every year, more than three million Americans are diagnosed with conjunctivitis. Treatment is not always needed, as often the pink eye will run its course over the span of a couple of weeks. However, medical attention is recommended when experiencing symptoms related to conjunctivitis.
Conjunctivitis that is the result of an allergic reaction, or as a side effect to medication that you are taking, is not contagious. However, both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are quite contagious.
You can limit the spread of pathogenic conjunctivitis by: