Red Eye Specialist

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. -  - Optometrist

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates

Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D.


Red eye is one of the most common eye issues in adults, and many kids also suffer from red eye after extended screen time. At Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates in Frankfort and Bourbonnais, Illinois, the talented and friendly team evaluates red eye symptoms like bloodshot and sore eyes to determine the cause and create a treatment plan. Call the office nearest you now.

Red Eye Q & A

What is red eye?

Red eye is a condition in which the sclera, or the white part, of your eyes looks either bloodshot or light reddish pink overall. Red eye isn’t usually a sign of a major eye health problem, but it can still be very irritating and uncomfortable. 

Fortunately, the Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates team has advanced diagnostic equipment and specialized treatments that can relieve your red eyes fast. 

What causes red eye?

There are many possible causes of red eyes, including:

  • Eye infections
  • Eye allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Corneal scratches or abrasions
  • Uveitis, or inflammation in your eye’s central layer
  • Blepharitis, or eyelid inflammation
  • Dry eyes
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Computer vision syndrome (too much screen time)
  • Chronic chlorine exposure in swimming pools
  • Wearing old contact lenses
  • Wearing contact lenses for too many hours a day

Less commonly, red eye is a sign of serious eye problems like glaucoma, which means it’s particularly vital to get checked out as soon as possible when you have chronic red eyes.

The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates team performs a comprehensive eye exam and reviews your lifestyle and symptoms with you to find the underlying cause of your red eye. Then, they can suggest a carefully customized plan to relieve your symptoms completely. 

What is the best way to get rid of red eye?

If you have an eye infection, you may need antibiotic eye drops to treat the bacteria. If your red eyes come from allergies, dry eyes, computer vision syndrome, extended contact lens wear, or any other controllable factor, you may need to make some small changes in your life to avoid chronic red eye in the future. 

The Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates team may also recommend some simple remedies that can help when your eyes grow irritated, such as eye compresses, lubricating eye drops, and changes in your computer, phone, and other screen use. 

The caring team at Nicholas Rutkowski, O.D. and Associates is ready to help you overcome red eye and all other vision and eye health problems. If you are experiencing symptoms of red eye call the offie of Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski today to schedule an appointment as he is a top optometrist in the Frankfort & Bourbonnais (IL) area.  

They treat you like family, so there’s never any worry about being pushed into treatment you don’t need. Call the office nearest you now.