Red Eye Treatment

Let our Bourbonnais, IL, optometrists Nicholas Rutkowski O.D. & Associates determine the causes of redness in your eyes to create the best red eye treatment plan, especially for you. There are various reasons why your eyes may become red and inflamed. Our Optometrists will determine the exact cause of your red eyes so that we can provide you with the most effective eye care solution.

Get The Special Red Eye 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, IL, eye doctors evaluate red eye symptoms like bloodshot and sore eyes to determine the cause and create a red-eye treatment, especially for you.

Here are 3 causes for red eyes that we treat as part of our eye care services in Bourbonnais, IL.

Eye Infection

Eye infection is the most common cause of red-eye. This infection can be reflected in different ways depending on which part of your eye is affected. If the infection is in the inner part of your eye, you may experience pain, discharge, sensitivity to light, and a feeling that something is in your eye. If the infection is on the surface of your eye, symptoms may include redness, swelling, pain, sensitivity to light, and a gritty sensation.

Eye Allergies

Eye allergies show symptoms like itching and sensitivity to light. Seasonal allergies, pet allergies, and food allergies can trigger eye allergies. 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. Conjunctivitis is highly contagious and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or even an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include drainage, crusting on the eyelashes, swelling of the eyelid, redness, and itchiness. Our eye doctors in Bourbonnais, IL, provide you with the right treatment, so the infection disappears as soon as possible.

Say Goodbye To Red Eyes

If you are in need of red eye treatment, don’t hesitate to give our office a call. At Nicholas Rutkowski OD & Associates, we will help you get the eye care solutions you need in Frankfort & Bourbonnais, IL, and help you maintain healthy eyes for years to come. Let our professional eye doctors determine the causes of redness in your eyes to create the best red eye treatment plan, especially for you.

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.