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McDonald Optical

Conjunctivitis (“Pink Eye”) Treatment in Iowa City

Mcdonald Optical

Goodbye Pink Eye

Iowa City Eye Doctors Can Treat Conjunctivitis Today!

Doctor’s Note:  If you think you might be suffering from conjunctivitis and you’re in the Iowa City area, book an eye exam with one of our trusted eye doctors today!

What Is Conjuctivitis/Pink eye?

Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” occurs because of an inflammation or infection of the eye’s conjunctiva, the transparent membrane covering the white of your eyeball.  The small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed and, because of that, more visible, which causes the distinctive reddish-pink coloration so closely associated with the condition.

If you think you might be suffering from conjunctivitis and you’re in the Iowa City area, schedule an eye exam with one of our trusted eye doctors today!

Pink Eye Causes

Pink eye is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, exposure to foreign chemicals, an obstruction in the eye, or an incompletely opened tear duct if it occurs in a baby.

Pink Eye Symptoms

  • Redness in one or both eyes.

  • Itchiness in one or both eyes.

  • A gritty feeling in one or both eyes.

  • A discharge from one or both eyes that forms a crust during the night, which may make it difficult to open them in the morning.

  • Tearing.

Pink Eye Treatments

Symptom relief is the primary focus of treatment for pink eye.  Suppose the condition comes from a viral or bacterial infection. In that case, your doctor may recommend artificial tears, cleaning your eyelids with a wet cloth, and applying cold or warm compresses several times daily until the symptoms clear up.

Sometimes your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications or antibiotic eyedrops if they believe your specific situation warrants it.

If an allergen creates pink eye, your doctor will most likely prescribe eyedrops or other medications made specifically for people with allergies.  On top of this, you will be advised to try and identify, and then avoid, whatever the allergen caused the reaction.

Contact your local eye care experts at McDonald Optical in Iowa City today to see what conjunctivitis treatments might work best for you.

Contact McDonald Optical at (319)-359-3307 or Book Online Here.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrists to Get Computer Vision Relief Today! 

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Our Optometrists

Dr. Brian Kirschling, OD

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What Our Clients Say

“ALWAYS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Top notch service and high quality products evrey time I visit. Very clean and beautiful store downtown. I’m so glad to have found them when I moved to Iowa City.”

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“ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE. McDonald Optical takes care of customers as you would expect a local business, courteous and always willing to go the extra step to make customers happy.”

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“The support staff was very personable and took care of the billing in quick order. I feel both people that I dealth with did the ver ybest they could to take care of me. I was very happy with how everything was handled.”

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“The care you get at McDonald Optical is personal and thorough. I know I can trust them ot take care of me and my family’s eye care needs.”

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Our Values

Since 1956, we’ve set ourselves apart by offering customer services you can’t find anywhere else.  And to this day, we’re intent on delivering the best optical experience for you, both the one in the store, and the one you’ll carry with you every day after you leave.

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Surprising and keeping our customers happy with new, innovative, and reasonable eye care and eye wear services is what we've been doing for a long, long time.

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