Firstly, anyone is susceptible to conjunctivitis, known in common terminology as pink eye or red eye. Those primarily at risk are preschool and school aged children, post-secondary students, teachers, nurses, and any type of worker that is employed where there are a large volume of people moving through their workspace.
The primary symptom of conjunctivitis is pinkness in the white of the eye that does not clear after a few minutes. Some other symptoms include light sensitivity, watering eyes, itchiness, a burning sensation in the eye, and yellow or green-yellow discharge from the eye.
Should you experience any or all of these symptoms, contact Vision Care Centre and schedule an emergency appointment so that an effective treatment schedule can begin.
If left untreated, conjunctivitis can cause damage to the eye and may even affect your vision.
Pink eye and red eye are caused mostly by bacteria, however it can also be caused by viruses or allergic reactions.
In severe bacterial infections, blindness can result if left untreated.
Viral conjunctivitis usually accompanies another infection, such as the common cold or the flu, and will usually clear up without medical treatment within a few days.
Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by common allergens such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and the like. For allergic conjunctivitis, special medications could be prescribed if the reaction is severe enough.
The best possible diagnosis of your specific issue is to book an emergency appointment with one of our Vision Care Centre optometrists.
When booking your appointment, inform our staff that you are coming in specifically for red eye, pink eye, or conjunctivitis, so that appropriate tests can be performed in an efficient manner.
If your conjunctivitis started at the same time you felt the first effects of a cold or flu, it is more than likely viral and should clear within a few days. If it lasts longer than 72 hours, please book an appointment.
Before beginning my therapy at Vision Care Centre, I frequently struggled with my vision. As a university student, reading and taking notes in lectures were a significant struggle and using my glasses caused great distress. Headaches and motion sickness were very common with and without the use of my glasses. On a routine check-up with Dr. Ramesh, I communicated my concerns and was quickly enrolled in the neuro-visual training program. My wonderful neuro-visual trainer, Kelley would provide me with comprehensive tasks that would both challenge and help me develop understanding and control of my vision. I no longer use my glasses, suffer from headaches or motion sickness and have great confidence in my vision.
We want to thank you very much for all your hard work that went into Alicia's Neuro-Visual Therapy. It has opened Alicia's ability to do so much more both personally and in school, and what means most to us as her parent, we see how confident Alicia is in herself and in her school work. She was always falling down a lot and she always had her head tilted to one side. Now she is focused to get her tasks done on time and the best part, correctly...
I would like to thank you and Cristina for working with my son over the past year. They have not only trained his eyes but they provided him with a sense of confidence in his abilities. When we first came for our check up it was only mentioned on the side that his reading was regressing...We knew it had to do with some of his Chronic Lyme Treatment and we did not want things to get worse... We will be forever grateful that our son will not be another statistic of "lost kids" in the school system being medicated to manage behavioral issues which would have undoubtedly arisen the worse his eyes got.
Before eye therapy school was hard and not fun. School is now easy and I look forward to go to school every day. Eye therapy has helped me be more focused. Eye therapy has taught me how to read, write and learn in a different and better way. Thank you for all your help.
I thought overall it was a very fun and difficult experience, the people I worked with are very nice and patient people and around me that’s tough so I would like to thank you a lot it helped so much and you will hear about my achievements. Thank you.
The staff at Vision Care Centre has been amazing while Nicholas has been undergoing his vision therapy. They have been incredibly patient while Nicholas was having some difficult weeks. Over the course of therapy, his focus in school has improved, his headaches have lessened and he has started scoring goals in Hockey again. We feel good and are happy with the whole experience.
The 36 week eye therapy program that Hannah has completed has been a very positive experience. The main benefits have been to teach her how to focus her eyes on a specific task and to have her eyes work effectively with the rest of her body. This has improved her reading, effectiveness and focus at school and her hand eye coordination...
Dear Dr. Ramesh, I am writing to thank you for your persistence and dedication to my daughter. I am so thankful for encountering such an amazing doctor who truly cares about her patients. Back in 2015 when I brought my daughter in for the first time, I was hysterical and scared...
When I started the program, I had trouble focusing and sitting and doing my work. Since I started the 36 week program, this has changed. I focused on getting better grades than I did in grade 2 (now in grade 3). I have got A’s in all subjects this year. Now I can sit and do my work, I am able to focus and I am not always looking around the room at other things. I used to need a ruler to read, now I don’t and I can read better and faster than I used to. I am doing great and have learned a lot through this experience.
Before I started Vision Therapy I would get very bad headaches while taking notes in class or studying. Because of the headaches, I wouldn't be able to study very efficiently for as long as I needed...
Before eye therapy I could not write and did not see words properly. Sometimes the words floated around my paper. After eye therapy reading is easier. I can read in a group and follow along. It is also easier to read the board at school. Eye therapy has really helped me and now I know my b's and d's !! Thankyou
Dr Ramesh, I cannot thank you you enough for giving both my girls the opportunity to do eye therapy. It has been wonderful to see them go from struggling to self confident. I thank you so much for what you have done for the girls. Sincerely
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