Doctor insights on:
Does Visine Have Long Term Consequences
Yes: Visine temporarily blanches the blood vessels on the white of the eye by constricting them. The effect lasts about 15-30 minutes at first, but with prolonged use it wears off faster. People then have to use the drops more frequently. Overuse can irritate the eye, does not treat the actual cause of the redness, and if too much of the chemical is absorbed into the body it may raise blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop the visine: The most common form of this eyedrops, "gets the red out", will constrict eye surface vessels which indeed whitens the eye. The problem is the eye hyperreacts and the red returns. You get in a cycle of drop application, and redness. Do not use this type of drop. Instead use drops which say eye lubrication or tear replacement. These are gentle and do not create this cycle. ...Read more
2-3 hours: Bad thing about visine is that it will keep the red away by constriction blood vessels for a most a few hours, but then causes vasodilation which makes the eyes more red which makes you put more in--vicious cycle and not good for eyes. Better to see your eye doc and see why eyes are red and treat that. ...Read more
Lastweek saturday i was out hole day when i came home my eyes was burning, scratching and hurting i have take visine eye drop and terramycin no result?
Dry eyes vs allergy : Sounds like your outdoor event could've caused you to have allergic reactions to environmental allergens or possible dry irritated eyes related to a dusty environment. Try best not to rub. If itchy, cool compress best, along with OTC anti allergy drops like Zaditor (ketotifen). If sore, warm compress better along with frequent preservative free artificial tears. If no better see eye doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Can you use Lubricant eye drop like Visine tears, dry eye relief as long as you want? or they are same as decongestant drops? does lubricant eye drops help clearing allergens?
Artificial tear yes: You can use artificial tear without an active medication for as long and as frequent as you want if it contains no preservative (single-use). If it does contain a preservative (multi-use) then using the drop more than 4 times daily may induce corneal edema. Artificial tear may reduce eye allergy symptoms by rinsing off the allergens and mediator and is not a vascular decongestant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do you have to wait to put on contacts after using visine "red eye" eye drops? Do you wait at all?
No.: For the most part, I do not recommend visine "red eye" drops. If one abuses these drops by using them too frequently, they actually get the "red in" instead of getting the "red out." however, for this particular drop there is no need to wait. If you want to be safe, as a matter of course you can use 10 minutes as a safe guide to how long you should wait after placing any sort of drop in your eye. ...Read more
Tear replacement: Visine (blue label) can be used to supplement tear deficiency to allow contacts to be more comfortable. Do not use visine "gets the red out" as these can be more drying. There are many other possible tear replacement drops but discuss with your ophthalmologists if the lenses fit well and if that is the cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer