Red Eye Treatment in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD

At Washington Eye Doctors, our compassionate optometrists will find the cause of your red eye and create a personalized treatment plan to bring you lasting relief.

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Do You Suffer From Red Eye?

Are you experiencing bloodshot, stinging, burning eyes? You may have red eye. This condition occurs when the blood vessels on the surface of the eye become dilated and inflamed, causing redness and irritation.

What Are the Causes of Red Eye?

There are many different causes of red eye, but it’s most commonly caused by infections like conjunctivitis. Red eye can also be caused by allergies, dry eye syndrome, injury, or other ocular diseases. We have the expertise and the advanced technology to accurately diagnose and treat your red eye by addressing it at its source.
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Red Eye Treatment Options for You

Your individualized red eye treatment plan will depend on the root of your condition. Once we properly diagnose you, our knowledgeable staff will match you with the right care plan for you and your needs.

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Eye Drops

To provide you with relief from the discomfort and inflammation that red eye brings, we offer specialty eye drops. After checking your eyes thoroughly in a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrists will recommend the best over-the-counter or prescription eye drops to ease your irritation and treat the cause of your red eye.

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If your red eye symptoms are caused by an infection or other issue that can be treated with medication, our doctors are here to help. We have the knowledge and experience to recommend the right prescription antibiotics or other medicines to take care of your red eye at its source and clear up your symptoms.

Eyelid Scrubs from Washington Eye Doctor

Eyelid Scrubs

Another helpful treatment for red eye resulting from meibomian gland dysfunction is eyelid scrubs. These gentle exfoliators are specially designed to help you maintain great eyelid hygiene by clearing away dead skin, oil, and debris. This ensures your eyelids stay clean and your glands unclogged.

Nutraceuticals from Washington Eye Doctor


We trust PRN for our red eye nutraceutical needs. Based on the cause of your red eye, we’ll curate a list of recommended supplements for you that will fortify your eyes. When taken as part of your daily regimen, nutraceuticals can treat the source of your symptoms and help you stay protected from future red eye issues.

You Can Trust Us for Your Red Eye Care

Our caring team will help you love what you see by ridding you of your red eye. As a locally owned practice, we put our patients first, and we’ll take the time to get to know you on a deeper level to understand what you need from your eye care. And when it comes to treating red eye, we have the skills necessary to properly diagnose you and provide the relief you deserve.

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Our Patients Trust Us & Love What They See

Based on 119 reviews
Joseph Atchulo
Joseph Atchulo
January 27, 2022.
The best Eye Care Center in Washington DC. Visit them for an awesome experience.
Jim Liu
Jim Liu
November 30, 2021.
I visited Washington Eye Doctors for my dry eyes. Dr. Rosenblatt is awesome, he is very respectful and professional. Zero pressure when you talk to him. After the treatments, I feel absolutely better. Eye dryness is painful, and someone says it's more like a disability than a disorder. I can't agree more. Before I get the treatments, I can't even sit down and type these words for like 15 mins. Now I am not 100% recovered but at least I could work and study like a normal person. I am still using prescribed medications and I am confident that this problem is treatable. If you have dry eyes, try to contact Dr. Roosenblatt is the best advice I could give.
Randy Capps
Randy Capps
July 19, 2021.
I have been with Washington Eye Doctors for 50 years since the Katz/Kanstroom days. They guided me through bifocals as a kid, contacts as an adolescent and Lasik as an adult. 25 years after Lasik I still have near perfect vision. I just went back for night driving glasses. Always quick, efficient and thorough consistently over the decades.
Mary Virginia Spencer
Mary Virginia Spencer
May 14, 2021.
I had the best experience here! In a crunch, they were more than happy to help me get new contacts and were incredibly helpful and kind. Definitely will be going back!!
Stephanie Aylward
Stephanie Aylward
April 30, 2021.
A group of kind, friendly human beings. I was visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town, ran into a bind, and this practice was able to help me so that I could drive back home. I am so thankful for their help.
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
April 29, 2021.
The absolute best choice for dry eye! I had been suffering for years, and now my eyes are drastically better after only three months of proper treatment. Dr. Abraham is excellent. He explains things very clearly and listens to concerns with compassion. I really appreciate his help and cannot recommend Washington Eye Doctors highly enough, especially for dry eye patients.
Karen Moe
Karen Moe
June 26, 2020.
Dr Rosenblatt has been my eye doctor for many years and worked with me to get my proper correction for nearsightedness. My extra-sensitive system was previously over-corrected and his prescriptions enabled my vision to be more relaxed and stabilize. The glasses are high quality and good fit. I’m especially fond of the nearly weightless frames and lenses.

Red Eye Treatment at Washington Eye Doctors

At all our locations, we have friendly, dedicated professionals who won’t rest until your red eye is addressed. Visit us today to discover the exceptional care we’re known for!

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