Trusted Eye Care Services: Red Eye and Pink Eye Treatment
We are the preferred eye doctors in Nashua, NH, as well as in Merrimack, Hudson, Tyngsborough, and Lowell MA, trusted to provide treatment for your sore, red, or itchy eyes, “pink eye” and other bacterial infections.
Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, occurs when the conjunctiva (the covering of the eyeball and inside of the eyelid) get inflamed that may lead to redness, discharge, itching, tearing, and pain. Caution: pink eye, if caused by a virus (viral conjunctivitis), is highly contagious — so it is advised to limit your contacts until you are better.
Pink Eye Symptoms
Mild redness. discharge, and Itching, burning, or sometimes feeling like there’s sand in your eye (often a viral infection or an allergic reaction) are common symptoms of pink eye. If severe infections are not treated, damage to the cornea (the clear covering over the iris) may occur.
“Red eye” is a general term used to describe red, irritated and bloodshot eyes. This condition usually occur when the blood vessels on the surface of the eye expand. It may also refer to: subconjunctival hemorrhage, or broken blood vessel on the sclera; blepharitis, or inflamed eyelids; or, stye, or a red bump on the eyelid.
Red Eye and Contact Lenses
Over-wearing or not properly caring for your contact lenses, is one of the main culprits of red eye. This happens when irritating surface deposits and microbes start to build up on your eye. If your eyes become red while wearing contact lenses, it is advised to remove your contacts immediately and visit your eye doctor.
Pink Eye and Red Eye Treatment
If you regularly have red, irritated eyes, we advise to think beyond doing quick fixes. If any of the pink eye symptoms develop, you need to be checked immediately by a professional eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. The right treatment for red eyes varies, depending on what caused the condition.
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To get in touch with us and learn more about our pink eye, red eye and other eye care and medical services, visit our Contact Us page. To see a certified eye doctor for your comprehensive eye exam in Nashua, NH, Merrimack, Hudson, Tyngsborough, or Lowell MA, call (603) 598-1620. You can also fill out our scheduler to request an appointment.