Looking in the mirror is alarming when you see red, bloodshot eyes staring back at you. But are they any reason for concern? Red eyes can be a symptom of a wide range of conditions, so it’s important to consider the other symptoms you’re experiencing.
I’ve put together a list of some of the most common causes of red eyes and what other symptoms you should look out for.
DR. KEVIN HESTERMAN
Dr. Hesterman was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He graduated from optometry at Waterloo in 2000. He and his wife, Rhonda, have three children. He enjoys swimming, biking, and running, having completed several triathlons. Hiking, skiing, and playing the piano and guitar are other interests. He has volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and was on the executive committee for Optometry Giving Sight, a charity raising money for third world optometry. Dr. Hesterman is currently on the executive council for the Alberta Association of Optometrists.