Conjunctivitis (red eye)

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Diagnosis & Treatment

Almost All Canadians Have First-Hand Experience With Pink Eye

When most of us think of pink eye, we think of the infectious bacterial or viral versions of conjunctivitis. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis spread through a group of people quickly- it’s very “popular” at school (once one child has it, several more are sure to follow in short order).

pink eye has several causes

Conjunctivitis can be caused by pathogens (bacteria or viruses), the environment (air quality, dust, smoke), or allergies. Each cause requires a different type of treatment- antibiotics won’t work for viral conjunctivitis, for example.

The first step in properly treating the symptoms is to diagnose the cause. Our optometrists have diagnosed and treated thousands of cases of pink eye and will quickly determine the type/cause of your pink eye.

skip the walk-in clinic & visit us instead

With offices in High River, Nanton, Okotoks, and Vulcan, there’s an Eyes 360 nearby that can help you! A visit to our clinic is often much faster than a walk-in. Please call the location nearest you and specify that you are coming in for a pink eye diagnosis.