The appearance of redness on the eye is caused by dilated blood vessels and most commonly triggered by irritation or infection. Some redness may require immediate medical attention by an optometrist, especially if it is accompanied by ocular discomfort (itchy eyes) or decreased vision. The safest and quickest way to get rid of red eyes is to see an eye doctor to determine the root cause and to receive the most effective treatment.
Common causes of redness include:
- Eye infections, either bacterial or viral
- Dry eyes
- Contact lens wear
- Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea)
- Corneal ulcer
We are dedicated to seeing that every patient gets the best possible care and service they deserve. For more information on red or itchy eyes, or to schedule an appointment give us a call at (949) 552-4271.