Red Eye Treatment

Let our professional experts determine the cause of your red eyes and create a treatment plan.

Get The Special Treatment You Need

Red eye is one of the most common eye issues in adults, and many kids also suffer from red eye after extended screen time. Our team of talented Bourbonnais eye doctors evaluate red eye symptoms like bloodshot and sore eyes to determine the cause and create a red eye treatment especially for you.

Eye Infection

Eye infection is the most common cause for red eye. This infection can be reflected in different ways depending on which is the part of your eye that is affected.

Eye Allergies

Eye allergies show symptoms like itching and sensitivity to light. Our Specialists are ready to help you overcome red eye with top quality treatment.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

It is also an infection of the membrane that lines the eyeball and eyelid. We provide you with the right treatment, so the infection disappears as soon as possible.

Meet Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.

Dr. Rutkowski is the founder and lead optometrist at Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates, He is well known for putting his patients’ needs first and for providing top quality eye care services that include eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, dry & red eye treatment. He serves at two locations in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is red eye?

Red-eye is a condition in which the sclera, or the white part, of your eyes, looks either bloodshot or light reddish pink overall. Red-eye isn’t usually a sign of a significant eye health problem. However, it can still be very irritating and uncomfortable. Fortunately, the Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D., and Associates team has advanced diagnostic equipment and specialized treatments that can relieve your red eyes fast.

What is the best way to get rid of red-eye?

If you have an eye infection, you may need antibiotic eye drops to treat the bacteria. Suppose your red eyes come from allergies, dry eyes, computer vision syndrome, extended contact lens wear, or any other controllable factor. In that case, you may need to make some minor changes in your life to avoid chronic red-eye in the future.

What causes red-eye?

There are many possible causes of red eyes, including:

  • Eye infections
  • Eye allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal scratches or abrasions
  • Uveitis, or inflammation in your eye’s central layer
  • Blepharitis, or eyelid inflammation
  • Dry eyes
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Computer vision syndrome (too much screen time)
  • Chronic chlorine exposure in swimming pools
  • Wearing old contact lenses
  • Wearing contact lenses for too many hours a day

Less commonly, red-eye is a sign of severe eye problems like glaucoma, which means it’s particularly vital to get checked out as soon as possible when you have chronic red eyes.