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How Can I Make My Eyes Whiter
Uncertain: If you mean how to make your iris a lighter color, then the answer is not possible. If you happen to wear glasses, you can ask your eye MD for a contact lens fitting (provided that there are no contraindications). Then you may ask for colored contact lenses to enhance the appearance of your eye color (iris). Good luck. ...Read more
Depends : Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin, and from benign vascular growths on the conjunctiva called pinguecula (can grow into the cornea then called a pterygium). You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st find cause: For some people, the whites of their eyes really aren't white. For others, liver disease can bring about scleral icterus of yellowing of eyes (similar to jaundiced skin tone). So it's best for you to see your Family Doc to determine cause. Perhaps you have a pterygium or growth on conjunctiva in which case Ophthalmologist would need to evaluate for removal if blocks visual field. ...Read more
Only temporary: Eyeball color, the whites of the eyes, are a combination of the white background overlain with blood vessels and interspersed with pigment some of which accumulates with age. There is a racial underpinning as well. You cannot change the pigment but can temporarily diminish the redness with drops that "get the red out" which can help with photography. ...Read more
Lubricate!: You can try lubricating the eyes with artificial tears one drop 3-4 times a day and taking oral omega 3's like evoa dry eye supplements to stimulate more and better tear production. This will work if they are red due to dryness. Some people just do not have as white as eyes as others. There is nothing you can do to change this that I am aware of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whiter teeth: The most effective way to whiten teeth is the system offered by your dentist. This may consist of in-office or at home whitening, or a combination of the two. Before you begin, to be most effective, you should have any needed restorative treatment completed on the teeth to be whitened. Once the whitening is completed you may need to replace fillings due to color differences. ...Read more
Lid scrubs ; tears: For "simple" blepharitis ; or dry eye you can start with a dilute solution of baby shampoo ; wet wash cloth. With eyes closed, gently wipe eyelash line ; lid horizontally 5-6 times on both sides then rinse with warm water. J;j "no more tears" brand works great. Also, otc high quality tears like optive refresh ; systane ultra 3-4x/day also helpful. ...Read more
Cosmetics: In general avoid chemicals that lighten the skin. Lighter cosmetic products and darker eyebrows can give a brighter effect to your face. So, consulting with a beautician may be helpful. Beware of "easy and quick" suggestions. ...Read more
Latisse (bimatoprost): Latisse (bimatoprost) is an effective way to increase the length and fullness of your eyelashes. It is applied at the base of the eyelashes and you start noticing thicker eyelashes after 1-2 months of use. They only last while you're using the product. If you stop the product they will go back to normal after 2 months of nonuse. They increase the thickness of eyelashes by about 40%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Teeth are naturally yellow due to the dentin layer underneath the translucent white enamel. Teeth get whiter with good hygiene if they are stained to begin with. If your teeth are clean and you are brushing and flossing regularly, there is not much else you can do. You can prevent your teeth from getting darker by avoiding acidic foods and liquids from sitting on your teeth for long periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whiten/Other methods: 1) meticulous oral hygiene: floss well once daily ; brush after each meal 3x daily. 2) regular hygiene visit: visit dentist regularly as prescribed. 3) professional whitening: professional whitening is the safest, most economical way to whiten in a long-run. 4) other methods: if your own teeth do not get bright enough with above, either veneers or crowns may be your choice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many options: There are many options available. Make sure your teeth are clean before you start. You can try otc products commonly available in a pharmacy, but the techniques available in a dental office are much faster and more effective. Make sure your teeth are healthy before you do anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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