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West Point Grey Village
(604) 224-2322

Conjunctivitis (Red Eye)

There’s No Need to Suffer The Symptoms of Red Eye/Pink Eye. Our Optometrists Can Help.

What Causes Pink Eye?

There are numerous things that can cause conjunctivitis (the technical term for pink eye/red eye). They range from environmental factors (dust, smoke, pollen), irritation from chemicals (shampoos, soaps, smoke, cleaning products), as well as viruses and bacteria.

Our testing will accurately diagnose you. Our Optometrists can provide you a prescription for treatment (if required), as well as appropriate next steps.

A visit to our clinic is almost always faster than waiting at a walk-in clinic or emergency room.

Symptoms include:

  • Itchy, scratchy eyes
  • A burning sensation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness of the eye, eyelid, or surrounding tissue
  • Sensitivity to light

Due to the varied causes of conjunctivitis, there are numerous treatment protocols:

  • If the cause is bacterial, our Optometrist will prescribe antibiotics (typically as eye drops, though there are oral or topical alternatives).
  • If the cause is viral, our Optometrist will provide options for management of the symptoms. However, the virus must run its course.
  • If the cause is environmental, our Optometrist will help you identify what is causing your reaction so that you can remove the source. The symptoms should resolve with time.


It Can Be Very Contagious!

If the cause of the condition is bacterial or viral, there is significant risk of exposing others to it.

Most forms of conjunctivitis can be quickly treated. There’s no need to suffer for any longer than you have to.

Visit Our Practice
At West Point Grey Village

West 10th Eyes is a conveniently located eye doctor's clinic on W 10th Avenue in West Point Grey village in Vancouver. Call us at
(604) 224-2322 to make an appointment with our Optometrists to talk about your eyeglasses, contact lenses or specialty lens needs.

Drop in anytime to browse through our large selection of designer eyeglass frames or sunglasses.

West 10th Eyes

4357 W 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H6

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 224-2322
Email: info@west10theyes.com

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: Closed