Red eyes are a sign of ocular inflammation. There are many different diseases that can cause red eye, including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, foreign body, scratches, allergies, and much more. Eyes are red and sometimes itchy and painful. You may notice discharge and trouble with your vision.
It is important to have a thorough examination with a history to help determine what is causing your red eye. There are times when primary physicians can handle red eye, though there are cases which need to be seen by an optometrist.
We are here for you when your primary care physician is unable to help. We should be seen if you are having vision loss with your red eye. If regular eye drops are not helping, you may need to see us to prescribe topical steroids. It is also important to come to an optometrist when you are having an eye injury or a possible sore on your eye. We also need to be seen if you have recently had eye surgery. Anytime that you feel you need to be seen by an optometrist, don’t hesitate to call!
When you get something in your eye, it is very important to get it out as soon as possible. Foreign objects can damage your eye by causing scratches, ulcers, and other problems. It is also important not to try to remove them yourself, which can cause even more damage!
If you ever have something in your eye, we will happily remove it for you. We also use this time to ensure that you didn’t suffer any damage from the foreign body.
If you have any questions about the removal of foreign bodies or need to be seen because you have something stuck in your eye, please call our office.