Dry Eye and Red Eye FAQs from Alpine Vision

At Alpine Vision, we see a variety of optometry problems in Colorado Springs. Many of the problems have to do with dry eye and red eye. These are serious issues that need to be addressed by a trained optometrist. When someone comes to see us with these issues, there are a few common questions that we hear. Take a look at some of the common questions below.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dry Eye and Red Eye

Some of the most common questions we get asked about red and dry eyes include:

Why are my eyes red?

Of course, everyone wants to know why their eyes are red in the first place. The most common reason why eyes are red is that they are inflamed. The presence of scattered red lines throughout the eyes is a sign that inflammation is present. Some people have red eyes due to allergies. Other people have red eyes due to an infection. It is important to see an eye doctor who can figure out why the eyes are red in the first place. 

Why do my eyes need to be wet?

For those who have dry eyes, they often ask why their eyes need to be wet. There is a thin film of tears that are produced by the glands of the eyes. These are used to hydrate the eyes. This layer of lubrication keeps the eyes safe from harm such as dust, dirt, and debris.

What is the Treatment for Red Eyes?

The treatment of red eyes is dependent on the cause. For those who have red eyes due to seasonal allergies, the treatment is typically anti-histamine eye drops or oral medications. If the red eyes are due to an infection, then antibiotics might be warranted. The treatment might include antibiotics.

What is the Treatment of Dry Eyes?

If someone has been diagnosed with dry eyes, the treatment is going to focus on improving tear production or replacing it completely. Some people might be given eye drops they can use to keep their eyes moist. Other people might be given oral medications to try to alleviate the problem. The treatment is handled on a case by case basis.

Call Alpine Vision Today to Make an Appointment

At Alpine Vision, we work hard to make sure that everyone in the Colorado Springs area has access to comprehensive optometry services. This includes an eye doctor who can help with dry and red eyes. If you are looking for a trained optometrist in the local area, then please call us today to make an appointment. We would be honored to help you with all of your optometry needs.

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