Why Won’t My Red Eyes Go Away?

Red eye is common and potentially impacts one or both eyes. It happens when the blood vessels in the eyes dilate because of irritation or infection. Our eye care professionals at Total Vision of Port Orange in Port Orange can help with red eye symptoms and their causes.

What Causes Red Eyes?

The cause of red eyes varies. It may include eye infections or one of the following:


Allergies are simply the body’s immune system reacting to a foreign substance. Each person may react differently to the same allergen; however, common allergens include pet dander, pollen, or food.

Dry Eye

Dry eye happens when insufficient tear production fails to lubricate your eyes, and it feels like sand in your eyes. Over-the-counter eye drops, artificial tears, and certain techniques can help.

Eye Irritation

This includes a dry, itchy, or painful feeling in the eyes. There are various eye irritation causes. Minor conditions can be easily flushed out with water. If you are a contact wearer, note that this may be indicative of an eye infection so it is important to see an eye doctor soon.

Broken Blood Vessels

This happens when the tiny blood vessels beneath the eye surface break. It resembles a little bruise. This type of red eye condition often clears up on its own. However, it is essential to visit an eye doctor if a vision change or pain is associated with the situation.

Our Eye Doctors at Total Vision of Port Orange Can Help

To schedule a consultation at Total Vision of Port Orange or to learn more about our eye care services, call our team today at (386) 767-4449 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and provide the quality eye care that you need to treat your red eyes.

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