If your eyes are red, itchy, and / or swollen, you may well have an eye infection that should be seen and treated by an eye doctor. There are many different types of eye infections that present similar symptoms, so it is very important that you see an eye doctor who will be able to determine the exact cause of the eye infection. When you need to see an eye doctor for eye care in Redding CA you will want to see us at Enterprise Optometry Group.
At Enterprise Optometry Group our practice is led by two outstanding eye doctors. They are Drs. Gary Gallagher and Mitch Martin. Our entire practice is dedicated to providing excellent eye care for all of our patients, including prompt and effective treatment of eye infections. Red Eye is a condition that is a catch-all phrase for red, irritated eyes. Additional symptoms that can accompany Red Eye are: a burning sensation; watery eyes; itchy eyes and eyelids; swollen eyes; a discharge coming from the eye; a sensation of a foreign body in the eye; sensitivity to light; or eyelashes falling out. An important part of eye care in Redding CA is determining the precise cause of Red Eye.
Eyes will become red when the blood vessels on the surface of the eye become irritated. This can be caused by something as simple as allergies – or it can be a medical emergency. For this reason it is always important to get immediate eye care in Redding CA at Enterprise Optometry Group. When you contact our practice and let us know the reason for your call, we will do our very best to see you on that day. Pet dander, pollen, wind, and dry eye are some of the less serious causes of red eyes. Eye infections and inflammations can also cause red eyes. Infected contact lenses can also carry infection to the eye. Red Eye can also be caused by blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, or even acute glaucoma. It is not a symptom that you want to ignore for any period of time. If you would like to be seen by one of our fine eye doctors for diagnosis and treatment of your red eye, contact us today for an appointment.
By Enterprise Optometry Group
December 3, 2015