A 38-year-old member asked:
What are ways to prevent bloodshot eyes?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Chandleranswered
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Allergy, dryness: Common causes of eye redness include allergy, dry eye, irritation from airborne particles (smoke, dust), and chronic eyelid inflammation / infection. It is reasonable to see an eye doctor for guidance and to make a diagnosis. Avoid "get the red out" drops as these are irritating and only temporarily blanch out vessels. Artificial tears, avoiding airborne irritants and allergens, and eyelid hygeine.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent getting bloodshot eyes from contacts?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christopher Dowdanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Eye & contact care: Be sure you're cleaning and using your contacts as directed by your eye doctor. Consider switching to daily disposable contacts if you use monthly contacts and have a prob w/ redness. Consider wearing your glasses more often to give your eyes more breaks from the contacts. Consider other causes or red eyes such as allergies. If you still have probs, please talk w/ your eye doctor.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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