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Conjunctivitis Management in Calgary

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Don’t Let Conjunctivitis Get You Down

Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as “pink eye” or “red eye,” is a common eye condition causing redness, irritation, and discomfort. 

At Vivid Eye Care, we understand how conjunctivitis can disrupt your daily life. That’s why we offer prompt diagnosis, effective treatment options, and helpful advice to get your eyes feeling comfortable again.

Contact us to schedule an eye exam and address discomfort caused by conjunctivitis.

Understanding Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis occurs when the conjunctiva, the thin layer lining your eyelids and the white part of your eyes, becomes inflamed. Several factors can trigger this inflammation, including:

  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Allergies
  • Irritants (smoke, dust, chemicals)

The good news is that while it can be frustrating, conjunctivitis is usually treatable.

What Causes Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is caused by the spread of certain types of bacteria and viruses and can be contagious in nature. The most common types of conjunctivitis include:

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis: This is caused by bacteria which infect the eye. Bacteria can be spread through contact with an infected individual or contaminated surfaces.
  • Viral Conjunctivitis: This is highly contagious as it can be contracted from airborne viruses, and it is often accompanied by viral infections such as the flu or common cold.
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis: This is commonly caused by eye allergies, which can be triggered by allergens such as pollen, dander, and dust mites.

What Are the Symptoms of Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis also comes with a set of different symptoms to look out for. Some common signs and symptoms can include:

  • Redness in the whites of the eye or inner eyelid
  • Watery/teary eyes
  • Thick yellow discharge that crusts over eyelashes during sleep
  • Green or white discharge
  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision and sensitivity to light

Vivid Eye Care Can Treat Conjunctivitis

Visiting a clinic for a proper diagnosis is important, as red eyes can be caused by other conditions and you will be given different treatments depending on the type of conjunctivitis or condition that you have. Self-prescribing or using the wrong treatments may result in complications or worsening of the condition. 

Please contact us so we can determine what type of conjunctivitis you have. At Vivid Eye Care, our experienced optometrists have successfully treated and diagnosed many cases of conjunctivitis.

Like most other bacterial infections, this is treated using prescribed oral or topical antibiotics. Additional symptoms are managed with topical treatments and over-the-counter medications.

Due to its nature, only proper symptom management can help to cure viral conjunctivitis. Eye drops, topical treatments, and over-the-counter medications can assist in relieving symptoms while your body fights off the virus.

Effective treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is dependent on proper symptom management and the removal or avoidance of allergens from the immediate environment

Fast Relief & Long-Term Eye Care

At Vivid Eye Care, we prioritize your comfort and eye health. We’ll work with you to find effective treatments for conjunctivitis and provide guidance to prevent future occurrences.

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and get relief from your conjunctivitis symptoms.

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Cranston Market

Our Cranston Market clinic is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just 2 minutes off Deerfoot Trail near Stoney Trail SE. We’re located on Cranston Road SE, located in the same plaza as Sobeys and Scotiabank.

Our Address

  • 356 Cranston Road SE #1020
  • Calgary, AB T3M 0S9

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Meadows Mile

Our Meadows Mile clinic is located on the ground level of the Meadows Miles Professional Building facing Blackfoot Trail. We are just 2 minutes from Deerfoot and Glenmore Trail between Southland and Heritage Drives, up the hill from Ikea near the luxury car dealerships.

Our Address

  • 8500 Blackfoot Trl. SE, Unit 130
  • Calgary, AB T2J 7E1

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