Red eye is a term we use to describe any acute or chronic eye pain or discomfort. It can be caused by a variety of factors or things, including allergies, exposure to chemicals, virus, foreign body, a broken blood vessel, auto immune disease, dry eye, corneal abrasions, burns, Infection, and much more.
Dr. Adam Heiner is trained to assess, treat, and manage red eye. Please don't hesitate to call us. Many red eye patients suffer unnecessarily as treatment with medicated eye drops can often provide relief in a very short time. Many serious red eyes are easiest treated in the early stages.
Something to keep in mind if you wear contact lenses. They are often a causing factor of red eye. People who wear contact lenses, are at greater risk of serious corneal infections. If you get a red eye, please remove your contact lenses, wear glasses and call us for a red eye exam.