Red Eye Treatment at Albuquerque Vision Care and Advanced Eyewear
At Albuquerque Vision Care, we offer professional and highly experienced optometry services. We serve Albuquerque and surrounding areas. We offer retinal imaging services, vision exams, myopia control, prescription glasses, contact lens exams, LASIK consultations, and treatment for various eye conditions. One of the common eye ailments is red eye syndrome. We can diagnose and treat red eye syndrome at our clinic.
What Is Red Eye Syndrome?
Eyes suffering from red eye syndrome appear to be red and feel irritated. There are tiny blood vessels under the surface of the eyes. When these small blood vessels become inflamed, they give the eye a reddish appearance. A red eye syndrome is typically a reaction to something irritating the eyes. Red eye syndrome can happen in one eye or both eyes. The symptoms of red eye include blurry vision, eye pain, itchy eyes, swelling, and watery discharge from the eye. The symptoms of red eye syndrome can appear suddenly or develop gradually over time. Possible causes of red eye include wearing contact lenses over a long time, excessive screen time, eye injury, inflamed eyelid, dry eye, glaucoma, or conjunctivitis. Some people develop red eye syndrome due to eye allergies.
Red Eye Treatment
For red eye treatment, our eye doctors will perform a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose the issue, as many symptoms of red eye syndrome can be similar to other eye conditions. Once the diagnosis is complete and we confirm that you are suffering from red eye syndrome, our eye doctors will prescribe a treatment plan for you. The treatment plan might include lifestyle changes such as reducing smoking and excessive alcohol use. Our eye doctors would also like to know if you are taking any medications, as red eyes can be a side-effect of certain medications or eye drops. The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition. For not so severe cases, our eye doctors might recommend certain eye drops or medications.
Contact Us for Red Eye Treatment from Our Optometrists in Albuquerque
Most red eye cases are not serious, but they can cause severe issues if left untreated. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your red eye. You can reach us by phone or use our website to book an appointment with us. At Albuquerque Vision Care, we are committed to providing our customers with optimal eye and vision health. Contact our team in Albuquerque to find out how we can help.