Pink eye can be more than uncomfortable or embarrassing. It can spread quickly by physical contact and lead to painful symptoms such as redness or itchiness.
At Bayside Urgent Care, we treat this condition regularly and can help alleviate your symptoms quickly and effectively.
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines your eyelids and covers the white part of your eyeball.
When small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed, they become more visible and cause the whites of your eyes to appear reddish or pink. They may also cause eye pain, blurred vision, or light sensitivity.
There are three leading causes of pink eye, including:
Some of the most common symptoms of pink eye include:
In most cases, pink eye will clear on its own, but there are instances when you should seek help from a medical professional:
During your visit, you will be evaluated by a Bayside Urgent Care medical professional who will confirm the type of pink eye you have.
They will provide you with the right diagnosis, as well as the medication you need and advice on how to manage discomfort at home.
To get the most out of lab testing, and to help our medical team, be sure to bring:
Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. If you are underinsured, uninsured, or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced, and we offer flexible payment plans.
Our center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, and Indian Rocks Beach. If you need help treating or assessing pink eye, visit our office or call.
*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are experiencing very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.