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You might actually see the signs of conjunctivitis, commonly called pink eye before you feel any discomfort. One or both orbs might have a pinkish appearance. Fortunately, treatment from an optometrist at one of our Eyes First Vision Center offices can eliminate this ocular problem. New Jersey patients can choose from 10 convenient locations: Toms River, Sea Girt, Red Bank, Middletown, Matawan, Manchester, Manahawkin, Hazlet, Eatontown, and Bricktown.
Our doctor of optometry describes pink eye as an inflammation or a swelling of the conjunctiva. This is transparent tissue that covers the white portion of the organ and lines an inner eyelid. Some types of the disorder are highly contagious. It is particularly common among children.
These are the most common symptoms:
Common potential causes include:
An optometrist discusses a patient's health history before conducting an exam. Diagnostic steps include measuring visual acuity and assessing the conjunctiva and other external parts of the eyes with the use of a special light plus magnification. An optometric evaluation also includes checking inner structures to confirm that the disorder has not affected them. For some patients, it is necessary to collect tissue samples for lab analysis.
Treating conjunctivitis requires both professional eye care services plus self-care. Beyond reducing discomfort, optometrists seek to prevent the spread of a contagious case and reduce inflammation. While an infection is usually a minor health problem, it can escalate to a significant issue. Our doctors choose their treatment method according to the type of infection.
Our optometrists also recommend temporarily avoiding contact lenses and touching the eyes, throwing out aging makeup, and changing bathroom linens often.
Don’t suffer from the discomfort and aggravation of an outbreak of conjunctivitis. Call us today at 866-393-7347 to schedule an appointment for an exam with a doctor of optometry at one of our 10 convenient New Jersey locations: Bricktown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Manahawkin, Manchester, Matawan, Middletown, Red Bank, Sea Girt, and Toms River. Your vision is precious. Protect it against ocular diseases and achieve relief from other problems by getting a regular exam at our optometry practice. Each optometrist at our Eyes First Vision Center locations provides excellent full-service professional eye care for your entire family.