This common eye infection can be treated at Vision Source Mandan!
“Pink Eye” is often a catch-all term for an eye infection but there can be different types of eye infections depending on the cause (virus, bacteria, fungus, parasite, etc). The most common eye infection that we see are usually viral in nature and are usually associated with being sick with the cold or flu. It is very important that the correct medication is used to treat the eye infection. For example, if the infection is not bacterial, then you do not want to treat with an antibiotic. (Antibiotics should always be used with care due to increasing concerns with antibiotic resistance.) Proper diagnosis of eye infections can be made under the view of a microscope and with a trained eye from your optometrist.
If you feel you may be having an eye infection, call our office immediately and we will get you in for a same-day urgent eye visit. Please note that these types of visits are billed to medical insurance and not to vision insurance. If it is after-hours, call our office anyway. Our automated system can direct you to one of our eye doctors.