Eye Infection Treatment
Eye Infection Treatment Without an Appointment in Houston, TX
Walk-in treatment for eye infections and other routine health concerns is available every day at Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston, Texas. Led by board-certified doctors, our urgent care center serves adults and children ages 6 months and older. With extended hours and a convenient online check-in system, we make it simple to receive timely eye infection treatment.
Eye Infection Symptoms
Conjunctivitis is the most common eye infection we see here at Lifeline Urgent Care. Also known as “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is an infection or inflammation of the eye’s outer membrane. It can result from an allergic reaction or a viral or bacterial infection, and is notorious for causing unpleasant symptoms like:
Noticeable redness in one or both eyes
A gritty sensation in your eyes
Thick or watery discharge that can accumulate around your eyes at night
Increased tear production
When to Seek Treatment
It’s important to promptly seek treatment if you have eye infection symptoms, especially if they do not improve after 12 hours. If you use contact lenses, avoid wearing them until you find out what’s to blame for your symptoms and receive treatment.
Thankfully, treating an eye infection is typically straightforward. Depending on the cause of your condition, your doctor may recommend special eye drops, antiviral medication, or a combination of self-care measures to improve symptoms while the infection clears. Following eye infection treatment, it’s a good idea to disinfect eyeglasses and sunglasses, wash pillowcases, and throw out previously used mascara and other types of eye makeup.
Visit Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston today! We are in-network with most health insurance providers and offer a money-saving membership plan to self-pay patients.