Red or irritated eyes tend to be common throughout one's lifetime, and they never come at a good time. They can be due to infections, allergies or injuries among other things. Rather than self prescribing a drop to mask the redness, we can run a differential to determine the best course of action. No two red eyes are the same, and neither is their treatment. We try to get our emergency patients in as soon as possible in order address the discomfort.