Optic Gallery Fort Apache/Tropicana
Optometrists located in Las Vegas, NV
Everyone’s eyes become red now and then. Staying up late or an environmental irritant might make your eyes red temporarily, but chronic red eyes can be uncomfortable and interfere with vision and daily activities. Whether your eyes are red from allergies or a medical condition, the experienced providers at Optic Gallery Fort Apache can help you find relief. To schedule an evaluation for red eyes, call the office in Las Vegas today, or make an appointment online.
What causes red eyes?
When the tiny blood vessels in your eyes become dilated, your eyes begin to appear red, and you may experience itching, blurry vision, and other symptoms along with redness. Several factors can contribute to eye redness, such as:
- Dry eyes
- Allergies or environmental irritants
- Conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and other infections
- Eye ulcers
- Corneal abrasions
- Eye injuries
- Eye infections
- Glaucoma and other eye conditions
- Inflammation of eye tissue
Red eyes can also be the result of ill-fitting contact lenses.
When should I see a doctor for red eyes?
You should make an appointment with one of the experts at Optic Gallery Fort Apache if you have eye redness that doesn’t go away after several days, you have thick, continuous mucous discharge, or you have eye pain along with your red eyes.
The team offers emergency treatment for many conditions that cause red eyes, such as corneal abrasions, ulcers, eye injuries, styes, and more.
How does my doctor diagnose red eyes?
To determine the cause of your red eyes, the experienced optometrists at Optic Gallery Fort Apache perform a comprehensive eye exam, which includes a detailed health history and a thorough evaluation of the inner and outer structures of your eyes, internal eye pressure, tear production, and visual acuity.
How are red eyes treated?
Treatment options vary depending on the cause of your red eyes and other individual factors. Addressing an underlying condition like dry eyes or allergies provides relief from redness, while eye drops and other medications can provide assistance with discomfort.
Depending on the cause of your condition, your provider may recommend the following.
- Prescription eye drops
- Antibiotics or antiviral medications
- Allergy medications
- Eye washes or compresses
Some conditions may require more aggressive treatment, such as a drainage procedure or even surgery. Your provider discusses all your options with you in detail, so you can make an informed choice about your treatment.
You don’t have to suffer from the embarrassing appearance of red eyes or the discomfort they can cause. To find relief from red eyes and other symptoms, call Optic Gallery Fort Apache today to schedule an eye exam, or make an appointment online.