Red Eye Specialist

Tayani Institute

Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Specialists located in San Clemente, CA, Mission Viejo, CA & Oceanside, CA

There are many reasons for having red eyes. Since they make you look tired and sick, you likely want to find out what’s causing them. The team of expert optometrists and ophthalmologists at Tayani Institute can examine your red eyes, help you find the cause, and treat them if necessary. With locations in San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Needles, Blythe, Laguna Hills, Irvine, Oceanside, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and Costa Mesa, California, you can get your red eyes treated quickly and easily. To book your appointment, call any one of the eight locations or schedule online today.

Red Eye Q & A

What are some common causes of red eye?

Eye redness is a common issue and is typically a symptom of something else. It occurs when the blood vessels in your eyes widen. 

Your eyes could be red or bloodshot for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of red eyes are:

  • Foreign objects
  • Allergies
  • Dry eyes
  • Pink eye
  • Eye surgery complications
  • Contact lens complications
  • Sty

Eye redness often worsens when you rub your eyes, so it’s best to try not to touch them when they’re irritated. 

How can I tone down my red eyes?

Red eyes typically go away after you find and treat their underlying cause. In the meantime, there are a few ways you can tone down the redness so you don’t look tired or like you’ve been crying. 

Before seeking professional help for your red eyes, you can try to tone down the redness by flushing your eyes out with water or by using over-the-counter eye drops. 

Of course, you should also try to avoid irritants like smoke, dust, chlorine, and animal fur. Wash your hands often, and don’t touch your eyes at all if you can help it. 

When should I see a doctor for my red eyes?

If you’ve tried all home remedies and your red eye persists, it’s time for a visit to your doctor. While general practitioners can diagnose conditions of the eyes, your ophthalmologist specializes in eye conditions and can give a more exhaustive evaluation.

You should also book a visit to Tayani Institute for your red eye if it comes with:

  • Yellow, green, or brown mucus
  • A fever or other sickness
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Light sensitivity

Even if your red eyes aren’t the result of anything serious, your Tayani Institute ophthalmologist can help you identify their cause and alleviate the discomfort.

Red eyes aren’t always a sign of something serious, but persistent irritated eyes can become a burden in your day to day life. To find the cause and get the right treatment, call Tayani Institute or book your appointment online for red eyes today.