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Eye Drops To Make Your Eyes Whiter
Be careful!: The eye drops that whiten the eyes constrict the small surface blood vessels in the conjunctiva to get the effect. When the f=drops wear off then you get a rebound effect and the eyes will be even redder. ...Read more
You'l get addicted to it and then you'll be forced to take it every day. Do you wear contacts?
Some people have whiter eyes than others. Its often not a disease.
Eyes feel dry? Try plain lubricating drops. ...Read more
Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Eye Drops: Eye drops that contain a vasoconstrictor will close blanch blood vessels and make the eyes look whiter if red. They will not take away any fleshy areas or yellowing of sclera (the white part of the eye). More info at eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more
What safe and effective eye drops can I use to make my eyes whiter and clear what currently appears as dirt?
If prolonged use: One of the main ingredients is Tetrahydrozoline HCI (0.05%) which is also found in Visine and other "get the red out" drops. Its a vasoconstrictor (ergo eyes seem to whiten), and occasional use is okay. However prolonged use can cause rebound effect and can make the situation worse. ...Read more
This is how::
Lean your head back. Pull hard on your lower lid. Look up. Put bottle over eye and squeeze it.
Practice makes perfect. ...Read more
Several: There are several. The most common are phenylephrine, tropicamide, and cyclopentolate. The duration of effect varies. Dilation must be done with caution because it could precipitate an attack of high pressures in certain eyes causing permanent damage. Your doctor will look for this risk prior to dilating ...Read more
Eye drops: If you use eye drops to get the red out of your eyes, they are OK to use once in a while, but shouldn't be used on a regular basis without having your eyes examined to figure out why they are rec. ...Read more
See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem. ...Read more
Time and trars: Frequent use of preservative free tear drops (every hour or two for a day) should help if there is not significant damage to the eye. But would be worth a consult with your eye doctor to discuss which "wrong" drop you used or if vision is not better after using the tear drops. Preservative free is the key when looking for a tear drop, in this instance. ...Read more
Why is it that my eyes look green when I put in my contacts or eye-drops, but usually look quite hazel?
Iris pigmentation: Apparent eye color is the sum of many individual tiny colored areas on the iris. There is the background color (dark brown, light brown, blue or gray) and then pigmented areas within the iris. Because there is more than one color present, your color will seem different in some situations, such as wearing green clothes versus brown or gray. ...Read more
I'm seeing black flashes, as if I'm closing my eyes randomly. A couple eye drops made it go away, what was happening?
Using ontears geldrops and aquagic eye drops has slightly increased the pain in my eyes...should I continue or discontinue its use?
What is the issue: Do you have eye problem? Dry eye? Tear drops or gel may help with dry eye or on occasion mild allergy. If you are sensitive to chemicals use preservative free tears. If you have other issues like inflammation, infection, conjunctivitis, allergy you will need a different treatment. Pls consult an eye doc. We need to know what is your symptoms, duration of your problem, Contact lens wear etc.. ...Read more
Depends on kid: If they will hold still, put your thumb on the cheek below the eye and pull the skin down creating a shelf with the lower lid. Put the drops on the shelf. If they fight it, use a 2nd person to steady the head while you use the same maneuver. ...Read more
Probably not...: There's not enough scientific evidence to say that they are good or not. Research, though minimal, has been inconclusive. Here's a good summary: http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/features/bilberry-extract-and-vision? Page=2. ...Read more
Do not use it: You may want to use a different drop. If your eyes are dry then any drop could causes burning. Or you may have an allergy to it. ...Read more
Lots of options: There is no one best option. What you want to use is an artificial tear drop or, if the condition is more severe, gel. The types with "get the red out" medicine I advise against. In mild dry eye, I usually recommend a 3 times a day schedule, regardless of symptoms. If that isn't sufficient, you can increase it. Persistent symptoms despite frequent use should prompt a visit to an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
The non-preseved form of refresh can be used as often as needed.
The preserved form (the type that comes in bottles) should only be used 4 times a day or less. ...Read more
Eye color: There are no eye drops designed to lighten the color of the eyes. ...Read more
Depends: Eye drops can be used to control redness, but depending on the type of drop, they can initially cause redness. If you are treating red eyes with a vasoconstrictor (visine (r)), it can eventually cause more redness. Some medicated drops for glaucoma or infections can irritate the eyes. Please see an eye doctor to evaluate the drop you are using as well as the condition you are trying to treat. ...Read more
Probably yes.: Many tear substitute eyedrops are available. If you are sensitive, then look for preservative-free lubricating drops. They cost more but they stay fresh till you use them, and have no irritating preservatives. I would avoid drops that "get the red out". ...Read more