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Eye Pain

Bronx Eye Associates -  - Optometrist

Bronx Eye Associates

Optometrists located in Pelham Gardens, Bronx, NY

If you’re experiencing sharp or aching eye pain, Bronx Eye Associates provides swift relief to leave you pain-free. Eleonora Orloff, OD, in The Bronx, New York, offers comprehensive eye and vision tests to locate the source of your eye pain. A customized treatment plan is one appointment away. Call her New York City office to schedule a consultation or book with the reservation tool found on the website. 

What is eye pain?

More serious than simple irritation, eye pain includes sharp or throbbing sensations in at least one eye. Eye pain may indicate an underlying medical condition, such as high-eye pressure. 

Eye pain is a cause for immediate medical intervention, especially when paired with vision loss. 

What causes eye pain?

Eye pain results from several factors, including:

  • Infectious microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses
  • Dirty contact lenses or eyewear
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swollen eyelids and eyes
  • Imbalanced eye fluid
  • Foreign objects stuck in the eyes
  • Headaches
  • Underlying ailments

There are many potential conditions resulting in eye pain. Some of the more common underlying ailments include:


Also known as pink eye, conjunctivitis results from an infection or allergic reaction. Conjunctivitis inflames the inner eyelids and the surface of the eyeballs.

Dry eye

A dry eye is when you have reduced or impaired tear production. Tears lubricate the eyes and aid in proper function. 


Fluid build-up within the eye exerts extra pressure and creates painful sensations. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for adults over 60.

If you’re experiencing eye pain, one of these sources is likely the culprit. At Bronx Eye Associates, the specialists assess and monitor eye pain to provide a diagnosis and customized treatment plan. 

When should I schedule an appointment for eye pain?

Though some forms of eye pain may be benign and temporary, such as a small headache, you should take all eye pain seriously. Moreover, eye pain accompanied by additional symptoms is especially serious. Additional symptoms may include vomiting, fever or chills, impaired vision, and halos around objects.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact the eye experts at The Bronx office immediately to schedule an appointment.

How do doctors treat eye pain?

Your healthcare provider first examines your eyes and determines the source of your eye pain. Treatment plans remedy the source to alleviate pain-inducing symptoms. If the source of your eye pain is an infectious condition, treatments may include antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory eye drops. You should also adopt sanitary practices, like regularly washing your hands.

Treatments can include lifestyle modifications, surgery, and prescription eyewear, such as contacts and glasses, for non-infectious causes.

Call the office today to schedule an appointment or book through the online reservation system.