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Lynbrook Optical
A: Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre Shop 15,
75 Lynbrook Boulevard,, Lynbrook. VIC., 3975Australia
03 9702 9118

Clear Up Red Eyes

Top tips for red eye relief

Do you suffer from red eyes that just won't go away?

Red eye is a common problem that affects people of all ages, and it can be a real hassle to deal with, especially when it keeps coming back and you dont know why. Red eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  1. Allergies: Allergens generally cause red, swollen, itchy, and watery eyes.
  2. Dry eyes: When your eyes are not sufficiently lubricated, they can become red and irritated.
  3. Digital eye strain: Prolonged screen time can cause eye fatigue, dry eyes, and redness.
  4. Infection: Bacterial or viral infections can cause redness, swelling, and discharge.
  5. Contact lenses: Wearing contact lenses for too long, using expired lenses, or failing to properly clean them can lead to redness, infection and irritation.
  6. Eye injury: An injury or getting something stuck in the eye can cause redness and inflammation.

Left untreated, red eyes can worsen and even lead to permanent vision loss.

The symptoms of red eye can range from mild to severe, and can include redness, dryness, itching, discharge, burning, and even vision disturbances. These symptoms can make it difficult to go about your day-to-day activities and can even affect your ability to work or socialize.

Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for red eyes, from over-the-counter eye drops to prescription medications depending on the cause and severity of your symptoms.

Top tips for red eye relief.

There are several effective ways to relieve red eyes but ultimately the treatment depends on the cause of the red eyes so an eye test is important.

  1. Use eye drops: Over-the-counter eye drops can provide quick relief from redness and irritation. Talk to your pharmacist to find the right ones for you.
  2. Avoid irritants: If you know what's causing your red eyes, do your best to avoid the irritant. This might mean staying away from smoke, dust, or other allergens.
  3. Get enough rest: Lack of sleep can cause your eyes to become tired and red. Make sure you're getting enough restful sleep each night.
  4. Practice good hygiene: Washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your eyes can help prevent the spread of infection.
  5. Visit an optometrist: If your red eyes are persistent or severe, it's important to seek medical attention. An optometrist can help you identify the underlying cause and provide treatment options.

Don't suffer with red eyes any longer. Schedule an eye exam today and let us help you find relief from red eyes.

03 9702 9118
DR Amin Ali
Dr Amin Ali

Our Optometrist

Dr Amin Ali

Dr. Amin Ali is a highly skilled and compassionate optometrist who has been therapeutically endorsed by the Optometry Board of Australia. This means he has the expertise to prescribe medications to treat various eye conditions, such as infections, allergies, and dry eyes.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Latrobe University, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne, one of the top optometry programs in the country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Eye tests at Lynbrook Optical are bulk billed which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs for a comprehensive eye examination for eligible medicare card holders. If you are not registered with Medicare the eye test will cost $78 and we will provide you an invoice to claim this back through your private health insurance.

The duration of an eye exam can vary depending on your individual needs and the specific tests that are performed. On average a comprehensive eye exam can take up to 30 minutes, a little longer if you need dilating eye drops for a broader retinal check.

Yes, our optometrists are trained to treat certain eye infections and injuries. If you are experiencing symptoms such as redness, pain, or discharge, please give us a call to schedule an appointment.

Yes, we do recommend that you make an appointment prior to visiting. This helps us ensure that we can provide you with the best possible service and attention during your visit. You can easily book an appointment online or give us a call.

In most cases you will be able to drive after a routine eye test, however, there are some circumstances that require the eye doctor to use dilating eye drops fro a wider retinal check. Your optometrist will inform you on the day if you need any drops which will temporarily impair your vision or ability to drive. If you cant have them on the day we can always schedule a review appointment to have the procedure done.

Yes. Our optometrists are therapeutically endorsed to prescribe schedule 4 topical medications to treat eye conditions including infection, allergy, and glaucoma. This also means we can use drops to dilate the pupil for the recommended yearly eye exam for all diabetics.

No. Optometrists are considered primary care providers and no referral is needed. Just book an appointment online or call us.

If you have an eye emergency outside of our business hours, please visit your nearest emergency department or the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.