If you have red eyes you may have irritation from a simple eye allergy, or you may be developing a serious problem from acute glaucoma. Whenever you experience red eyes with other eye symptoms, it is important that you make an appointment to come in and see our optometrist, Dr. Paul Thompson, at our practice, Paul Thompson, OD. At our office we provide the very finest Las Vegas NV eye care, including red eye evaluations.
When a patient has red eye, they can have many different types of eye problems. Red eye is actually a nonspecific term which only describes the way the eye looks. A patient can have red eye in one or both eyes. It can be caused by an eye infection, illness, injury, or many other eye conditions. Red eye can even be caused by something as simple as fatigue or the common cold. A patient will get red eyes when the blood vessels on the surface of the eye become irritated. Allergens and pet dander are two very common causes of red eye as well as is not getting enough sleep. Eye infections can also cause red eye, which is often accompanied by a discharge from the eye, and eye pain. If you wear contact lenses which have not been disinfected correctly, or you have been wearing your contact lenses for longer than instructed, you may develop a serious eye infection which has red eyes as one of the symptoms. If you suffer with dry eye, your eyes may also become red and irritated. Red eyes can also be a sign of blepharitis, corneal ulcers, acute glaucoma, or conjunctivitis. When you have a discharge or eye pain as well as red eyes, you should make an immediate appointment to come in and see our doctor for Las Vegas NV eye care.
For an appointment to see our optometrist for Las Vegas NV eye care, simply contact us today. Let our office staff know the reason for your call so that they can schedule an emergency appointment, if necessary.