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Bye bye, pink eye: Get treatment to avoid looking like Bob Costas

Posted on Feb. 11, 2014 ( comments)
NBC's Winter Olympics anchor Bob Costas appears to have an eye infection. Pink eye is easily treatable, usually with eye ointment or drops.

The most famous eyes in the world this week belong to Bob Costas, NBC’s Winter Olympics anchor who appears to be suffering from a bad case of pink eye.

But there's good news: pink eye is easily treatable, usually with eye ointment or drops.

No appointment is needed at MultiCare's Express Clinic Lakewood

For Costas, the infection began in his left eye before spreading to his other eye, so he’ll take a break from broadcasting.

“I'm walking around, I might as well be playing 'Marco Polo,'” Costas told his replacement anchor Matt Lauer. “I have no idea where I am.''

Before Costas raised a vodka toast on air Monday, he said, “I’m looking at it this way: my eyes can’t get any redder, no matter what I do.”

Pink eye is characterized by redness and swelling of the eyelid and eye surface, not to mention gray or yellow discharge draining from the eyelid.

If you wake with your eyes stuck shut, you might have pink eye.

This minor malady is very common and highly contagious (wash those hands!), and can spread from one eye to the other if you’re not careful.

If you have symptoms of pink eyeMultiCare's Express Clinic can help. The clinics are walk-in only, and open after hours and on the weekends.

We'll have you seeing clearly in no time.

Visit a MultiCare Express Clinic if you have these pink eye symptoms:

  • Redness.
  • Itchy or burning eyes.
  • More tears than usual. The eye may drain a clear or slightly thick, whitish liquid.
  • Gray or yellow drainage from the eye. Waking up with the eyelashes of one or both eyes stuck together from this dried drainage is a common symptom of pinkeye.
  • Mild sensitivity to light.

Find treatment for pink eye at this MultiCare Express location:

Inside Rite Aid
5700 100th St. S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499

Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm
No appointment needed.

About MultiCare Express Clinics
Now you can walk in to your local Rite Aid and be seen by a MultiCare Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for all kinds of medical care, as well as sports physicals, certain immunizations and laboratory tests.

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