Receive Pink Eye Treatment at StarMed Family & Urgent Care in Charlotte, NC
Prompt pink eye treatment from experienced medical practitioners is available at StarMed Family & Urgent Care, Charlotte, North Carolina’s premier provider of walk-in medical treatment. Our fully equipped centers are open every day and do not require appointments, so you won’t need to rearrange your entire schedule to receive the medical care you need. Our team is here to serve you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What is pink eye?
Pink eye, known medically as conjunctivitis, is an infection of the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid. It is typically caused by bacteria, viruses, or an allergic reaction and gives the eye a red or pink appearance. The symptoms of pink eye rarely impact vision, but they can be uncomfortable and frustrating to live with. Promptly seek medical care if you are experiencing pink eye symptoms, which may include:
- Itchiness or redness in one or both eyes
- A gritty sensation in one or both eyes
- Excessive tear production
- Eye discharge that crusts overnight
Pink eye is highly contagious, so the sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you are to pass the infection onto others.
How is pink eye treated?
Pink eye treatment will vary according to its source. For example, viral pink eye treatment focuses on symptom relief, since most viruses will clear on their own after a week or two. Specific types of eye drops may be recommended for people with pink eye caused by bacteria or allergic reactions.
As a StarMed patient, you will receive personalized care according to your unique health situation. Your practitioner will suggest helpful ways to clear the infection as quickly as possible and manage your symptoms at home.
Contact StarMed Family & Urgent Care in Charlotte today to learn more about our approach to pink eye treatment.MAKE AN APPOINTMENT