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How To Get Rid Of Bloodshot Eyes From Contacts
How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?
See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If you have a dry eye condition that is causing it, you can try over the counter artificial tears. Avoid situations that aggregate it such as exposure to dry air, smoke or allergens. Allergies usually have a trigger, such as cosmetics, so eliminating them will help. Using allergy drops for short periods of time may help to ease symptoms. If condition persists longer than several weeks seek care. ...Read more
Allergic conjuctivit: You may also have allergies. If the lubricant does not work use an over the counter antihistamine eye drop and see if it works after you try the lubricants. Then you can see the ent doc who does allergy or an allergist for a stronger antihistamine drop and to get your allergies tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Probably: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more
Possible infection: There are many caused of bloodshot eyes, including infections, dry eyes, blepharitis (eyelid inflammation) and other causes. Instead of trying over the counter remedies, you should see your eye doctor to find out the cause and get treatment to avoid any damage to your eyes. Do this ASAP. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My eyes are really bloodshot and I think I have rebound redness. I was using visine allergy drops to get rid of the red in my eye now I'm redder. Help?
Just wait: This will go away, but DO NOT use the Visine drops to make it go away faster - that will only perpetuate the problem. If the redness is severe and you don't want to wait for it to resolve, your doctor or your ophthalmologist can prescribe a short course of steroid drops to help. See an allergist to help find better ways of controlling your eye symptoms than using the decongestant drops. ...Read more
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. Consider wearing your glasses more often to give your eyes more breaks from the contacts. Consider other causes, such as allergies or "pink eye". If you're not improving on your own, please talk w/ your eye doctor. ...Read more
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