Red Eyes

Elise Brisco, O.D., FAAO, CCH, FCOVD -  - Optometrist

Hollywood Vision Center-Optometry

Elise Brisco, O.D., FAAO, CCH, FCOVD

Optometrist located in Carthay Circle, Los Angeles, CA

When people look you in the eye, you want them to see vibrant health. Dr. Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, CCH, FCOVD, treats red eyes at Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc., at Carthay, Miracle Mile, Mid-Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California. If you have red, itchy, or irritated eyes, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online.

Red Eyes Q & A

What causes red eyes?

Red eyes are a common eye problem in Los Angeles due to the dry climate and bright sun around southern California. Many different factors can contribute to red eyes, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Extended computer use
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Playing video games
  • Lack of sleep
  • Tired eyes
  • Eye strain
  • Dry eyes
  • Injury
  • Allergies
  • Infections such as pink eye

Since there are so many potential causes of red eyes, it’s important to see Dr. Brisco for an exam at Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc. Some causes of red eyes — such as a pink eye infection — are contagious and require treatment.

Dr. Brisco thoroughly evaluates your eyes to determine the cause of your red eyes and recommends the best treatment to improve your vision and the appearance of your eyes.

What symptoms accompany red eyes?

Although typically painless, a pink or red eye is cause for concern. Red eyes may occur along with the following symptoms:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Dry eyes

Infections, such as pink eye, may involve common cold symptoms such as:

  • Coughing
  • A runny nose
  • Earache

Dr. Brisco carefully considers the accompanying symptoms when she diagnoses the underlying cause of your red eyes. It’s important to avoid going swimming, sharing linens, or sharing makeup when you have a pink or red eye to avoid spreading potential infections.

How do you diagnose and treat red eyes?

First, Dr. Brisco performs a comprehensive eye exam to determine the cause of your red eyes. She may swab your eye to rule out infection.

Then, she recommends a treatment plan that best suits your particular condition. Dr. Brisco is a Certified Clinical Homeopath as well as a Doctor of Optometry, which allows her to provide a broader array of holistic, integrative treatment options for many different eye problems.

Depending on your condition, she may recommend one or more of the following multidisciplinary treatments:

  • Homeopathic treatments
  • Eye exercises
  • Prescription medicines
  • Nutritional therapies

If you suffer from red eyes due to dry eye syndrome, Dr. Brisco may recommend a relaxing treatment at Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc.’s MoisturEyes Spa to naturally increase tear production.

Regardless of the cause of your red eyes, Hollywood Vision Center, Optometry, Inc. has treatment options for you. Don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online.