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Eye Infections

Eye Infections services offered in Colton, Coachella, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Perris, Riverside, Indio, San Bernardino and San Jacinto, CA

Eye Infections

About Eye Infections

If your eyes are irritated, red, or painful, you may have an eye infection. At Apple Urgent Care, the highly skilled medical team offers comprehensive care, including diagnostic testing and customized treatment plans for all types of eye infections. They can prescribe the medications to clear bacterial infections and recommend strategies to restore your eye health. Call the Apple Urgent Care office, book an appointment online, or visit the Indio, Perris, Colton, Coachella, Hemet, Riverside, Moreno Valley, or San Bernardino, California, location as a walk-in for an eye infection consultation.

Eye Infections Q & A

What causes eye infections?

Eye infections develop when bacteria or viruses settle into your eye. The two most common types of eye infections include:


A stye is a bump that forms on your eyelid when bacteria infect a hair follicle of an eyelash.


Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a contagious eye infection that can spread from person to person during physical contact. While common in kids, pink eye can also affect adults.

Apple Urgent Care offers diagnostic testing and customized care plans for eye infections in adults and children. The medical team provides a range of treatments to clear active infections and prevent damage to the eye.

When should I seek medical attention for an eye infection?

You should meet with the Apple Urgent Care team as soon as you notice symptoms of an eye infection. Early intervention can prevent the spread of infection to others.

Symptoms of an infection in your eye can include:

  • Watering
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Discharge
  • Blurry vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light

The medical providers assess your symptoms and physically examine your eye. 

How is an eye infection treated?

Your treatment plan for an eye infection depends on its cause. Typically, you can use a cool or warm compress on your eyes to relieve itching and redness. You can also use over-the-counter medications to ease any discomfort you have.

Viral infections must run their course and can take a few days to clear. If you have a bacterial infection, you may need medicated eye drops and oral medications to resolve it.

The providers can also recommend non-medicated eye drops that you can use to lubricate dry, irritated eyes and clear your vision. 

You should also practice good hygiene by washing your hands frequently, not touching your eyes, and never sharing makeup or other personal items with others.

Call the Apple Urgent Care office near you, book an appointment online, or visit the nearest location as a walk-in today to get the treatment you need for an eye infection.