Do you find that your eyes are constantly red, itchy and watery? It may be that you are suffering from red eye syndrome. Many patients visit our Humble eye doctor at Today’s Vision because they are bothered by symptoms associated with red eye. We are here to give you the information you need about this common condition in order to recognize the symptoms in yourself and seek treatment if necessary. Red eyes can vary in their severity and how deeply they affect your day-to-day activities and functioning. There are several reasons why you may be experiencing red eye symptoms. One of the most common is as a result of allergies. If you find your eyes become red and itchy when you are exposed to certain allergens like pet dander, dust, pollen, or others, or if you experience the symptoms only during certain seasons, it is likely an allergic reaction.
Another common reason that red eye syndrome occurs is because of eye fatigue. If you are constantly staring at screens, or perhaps if you are in need of an update to your optical prescription, your eyes can become fatigued. Finally, if you use contact lenses and you wear them for most of the day or even overnight, you are likely to experience red eye symptoms and should try to cut down on your daily wear. If you think any of these situations apply to you, you should visit our Humble eye doctor so that we can evaluate the cause of your red eye symptoms and come up with a viable treatment option.
The recommendations our Humble eye doctor makes for treatment of your red eye symptoms at Today’s Vision will depend on your individual symptoms and their severity. For most people, treatment of red eyes is simple, unless the symptoms are the result of another, more complicated eye condition. Resting your eyes, applying a cold compress over your eyes, taking a break from contact lenses, using either over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, and medications is usually enough to give patients relief from their symptoms. We can give you a more personalized treatment plan during your next visit with us at Today’s Vision.