Red Eye

Logos Vision

Silvana Abadeer, OD

General Optometry located in Downtown, Perth Amboy, NJ

Red eye might make you feel embarrassed, and it could be a sign of a serious eye disease. If red, itchy eyes bother you or negatively affect your vision, skilled optometrist Silvana Abadeer, OD, and her team at Logos Vision in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, offer solutions. They evaluate your eyes to find the root cause of red eye and tailor each treatment to your needs. Schedule an eye exam with Logos Vision by phone or online today.

Red Eye Q & A

What is red eye?

Red eye is redness in your eye that can feel irritating, itchy, watery, or sore. Numerous environmental and genetic factors can contribute to red eye. Treatments available at Logos Vision help reduce redness and discomfort.

What are the symptoms of red eye?

Symptoms associated with red eye might include:

  • Redness 
  • Swelling
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Soreness
  • Irritation
  • Eye drainage

Dr. Abadeer and her team work to determine the root cause of red eye and find a treatment that’s right for you.

What causes red eye?

Numerous factors can contribute to red eye, including:

  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eyelid inflammation
  • Smoke and other irritants
  • Dry eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Contact lens irritation
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye inflammation 
  • Broken blood vessels

Because red eye can be the sign of an eye disease requiring immediate treatment, see Dr. Abadeer and her team at the first sign of redness, irritation, or vision changes.

How is red eye diagnosed?

During a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Abadeer and her team review your symptoms and medical history. She completes a comprehensive eye assessment by viewing the outside and inside of your eyes. 

Dr. Abadeer also completes vision tests. She might use intraocular pressure tests to screen for glaucoma and imaging procedures, such as fundus fluorescein angiography, high-resolution retinal imaging, or optical coherence tomography (OCT), to check for specific eye diseases associated with red eye.

How is red eye treated?

Treatment for red eye is based on its underlying cause. Dr. Abadeer might recommend making lifestyle changes, such as avoiding smoke and other irritants or using a humidifier to reduce dry eye. Allergy-relieving medications can treat red eye associated with allergies. Changing contact lenses or switching from contacts to glasses might help too.

Dr. Abadeer may recommend over-the-counter or prescription eye drops, artificial tears to relieve dry eye, oral medications to reduce glaucoma pressure, or minimally invasive procedures to treat glaucoma.

The Logos Vision team personalizes each treatment based on your needs and lifestyle. They find the root cause of red eye to prevent reoccurrence, not just mask your symptoms.

The next time you experience red eye, other unusual symptoms, or changes in your vision, book an eye exam with Logos Vision by phone or online today.