Eye Care Services at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic
At Eagle Vision and Eye Clinic in Longmont, CO, we offer a full range of eye care services. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of red eyes, which is a common eye ailment.
What causes red eyes?
Red eyes are caused when tiny blood vessels in the eyes become dilated. The dilation of these blood vessels makes the eye appear red. Several stimuli can cause red eyes. The most common causes of red eyes include allergies, eye infections, eye fatigue, contaminants in the eye, and overuse of contact lenses. At times, red eyes can also be caused by excessive rubbing of the eye. If you have red eyes, it is best to consult a professional to determine the exact cause of your condition. Come visit us at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic, and one of our eye doctors will be glad to assist you.
Treatment for red eyes
As there are so many possible causes of red eyes. It is recommended that you let a professional eye doctor prescribe a treatment plan for you if the condition is painful or persistent. At times, trying treatments at home can worsen the condition or cause other issues with the eye. Don’t use any eye drops, ointments, or any treatment before consultation with a professional eye doctor.
An eye doctor may need to run a few tests to diagnose the issue and check if there is an underlying reason for your red eye. For short term treatment, until you go see an eye doctor, try to keep the eye as clean as possible and keep it moist with preservative-free lubrication eye drops. If you wear contact lenses, try to avoid wearing them until you see an eye doctor.
How can red eyes be prevented?
There are a few things you can do to prevent red eyes. One of these things is to keep yourself properly hydrated. If your environment is dry, try using a humidifier. Hygiene of the eyes is also very important in the prevention of red eyes. Make sure you wash your eyes regularly with clean water.
Book an appointment with our eye doctor at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic
There no need to search for an “eye doctor near me,” when you have Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic near you. Book an appointment with one of our eye doctors by giving us a call or use our website to contact us. We are located at 2080 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501. Visit our website to read more about our doctors and services offered at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic.