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Does visine have long term consequences?

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 more

Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more


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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red eyes from long term use of visine?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red eyes from long term use of visine?

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

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How long does visine keep the red away? If I use visine in the morning, will it last all day? .

How long does visine keep the red away? If I use visine in the morning, will it last all day? .

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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How long do you have to wait to put on contacts after using visine "red eye" eye drops? Do you wait at all?

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

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Does visine tears work?

Lubrication: Visine tears will help provide temporary lubrication. If that is your definition of work, then your answer is yes. ...Read more

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Is visine safe to use with contacts?

Is visine safe to use with contacts?

Depends: Visine tears are okay but visine allergy (the get the red out stuff) is not. ...Read more

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What is visine for contacts used for?

What is visine for contacts used for?

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 more

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Can I make contact solution with visine?

Can I make contact solution with visine?

NO!: Why would you consider such a thing? You cannot make contact lens solution; you have to buy it. There have been very serious eye infections in people who made their own contact lens solutions. ...Read more

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Could contact solution be used as visine?

No: It is not advisable to put contact lens solution directly into your eyes. Most of them are disinfectants. Use artificial tears instead. They are readily available over the counter. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to put visine on your contacts?

No!: The chemicals in visine embed into the matrix of the contact lens. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use visine after it was in dryer?

No: Not good anyway to use Visine long term. Get another type of drop if it for allergies or dryness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: visine?

Eye lubricant drop: This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out for pictures and such. ...Read more

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Contact solution in substitute for visine, is that okay?

No: Contact lens solution should not be used in the eyes. It contains harsh chemicals to disinfect the contacts. The little amount that goes into your eye with contact insertion is okay. If you need to rewet your eyes, use contact lens rewetting drops that are available over the counter. ...Read more

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What's a permanent cure that's better than visine for relief?

What's a permanent cure that's better than visine for relief?

Stop It!: Chronic use of visine makes your eyes more red, not less. You will need to seek the advise of an ophthalmologist who can safely get you off of this drug. ...Read more

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Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Yes: Both may be used for soft contact lenses. Of course they have different functions. Opti-free is used to clean, disinfect, & store soft contact lenses. Visine rewetting drops are used to re lubricant contact lenses after they are removed, and then replaced back on the eye's cornea. This is done to help relieve dry eyes. ...Read more

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What to do if I forgot my visine in my pants by accident, and it was hot when I grabbed it out. Can I still use it?

What to do if I forgot my visine in my pants by accident, and it was hot when I grabbed it out. Can I still use it?

Yes: As long as the cap stayed on, the contents are fine and will not degrade at body temperature which it may have reached next to your skin in your pants. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use visine to treat pinkeye?

Is it possible for you to use visine to treat pinkeye?

Pink eye: If the eye is just red then yes artificial tears ca n help. Conjunctivitis presents with red, inflamed eyes with significant discharge. Visine would not really help this. ...Read more

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Does visine cause diarrhea?

Does visine cause diarrhea?

No: There is another cause for your GI problems. Go see a good primary care physician or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Will visine cause gas and diharhea?

Will visine cause gas and diharhea?

Visine: Visine causes no gas. However, it has the potential to cause some rebound redness if you use it too often. Thera tears or systane might be a better choice for occasional eye irritation and redness, especially due to dryness. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put visine-a onto my eyes and then wear my contacts?

Yes: You would want to wait about 5 minutes after putting in an eye medicine before putting on contact lenses. If allergies are a problem more frequent lens replacement or prescription allergy drops may help more than visine. ...Read more

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Can my eyes turn yellow from using to much visine?

Can my eyes turn yellow from using to much visine?

Jaundice: Visine does not cause yellow eyes. Diffuse yellowing of the whites of the eyes is known as jaundice and can be a sign of liver disease. See your medical doctor right away for a complete physical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can 5 year old use visine?

Can 5 year old use visine?

Yes, but: Use zaditor (ketotifen) instead. It's longer lasting. ...Read more

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Can I give my 4 year old visine?

According to: Manufacturer visine is for " adults and children 6 years of age and older". ...Read more

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Does visine affect natural tear production?

No effect: Visine, especially the kind that are for lubrication or tear replacement, supplement what tears you make. Any kind of product that states, "gets the red out" will have a short term effect of lowering tear production. These should only be used to whiten the eyes for photos and occasions but not for regular use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Yes: But it may depend on why you are using the visine. Do you have red eyes possibly due to an infection? Why are you using visine? You should not use visine of regular basis or to treat an ongoing problem with red eyes. See and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What happens if someone puts visine in your drink? My friend put a lot in someones drink...

Visine: Visine placed in a drink can cause nausea/vomiting, seizures, changes in body temperature, and can cause breathing to stop if the amount is large enough. Poison center should be called immediately as the victim could potentially die. ...Read more