Here at Tumwater Eye Center, we are pleased to offer red eye examinations.
Red eyes are a sign of ocular inflammation. Eyes are red and sometimes itchy and painful. You may notice discharge and have trouble with your vision. There are many different diseases that can cause red eye, including conjunctivitis, blepharitis, foreign body, scratches, allergies, and much more.
It is important to have a thorough examination that includes going over patient history to help determine what is causing your red eye. There are times when primary physicians can handle red eye, though there are some cases which you need to be seen by an optometrist.
We are here for you when your primary care physician is unable to help. We should be seen if you are having vision loss with your red eye. If regular eye drops are not helping, you may need to see us so we can prescribe you topical steroids. It is also important to come to an optometrist if you are have an eye injury or a possible sore on your eye. We also need to see you if you have recently had eye surgery. Anytime you feel you need to be seen by an optometrist, don’t hesitate to call!
If you are experiencing red eye and would like to be seen, feel free to contact us today at (360) 352-6060.