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Visine (Overview)

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.


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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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Visine (Overview)

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.


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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

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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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Can I use eye drops to treat the redness from pink eye? I'm using an antibiotic cream from my doctor to cure my pink eye, but it doesn't treat the redness. Is it safe to use visine or something similar to make my eyes less bloodshot? .

Can I use eye drops to treat the redness from pink eye? I'm using an antibiotic cream from my doctor to cure my pink eye, but it doesn't treat the redness. Is it safe to use visine or something similar to make my eyes less bloodshot?

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During : During the course of response to an infection the eyes will become red from dilated blood vessels responding to the inciting agent. Any use of drops to get rid of the red may at times irritate and burn the eye more on application and may have a contra-effect. I recommend using less irritating preservative-free artificial tears such as refresh to help improve the redness. This will be a slow but less irritating process. ...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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Does mix of aspirin and visine work on pimples?

Does mix of aspirin and visine work on pimples?

Not really: I never heard of that, and don't suggest that at all. Visine is meant for the eyes and Aspirin for migraines and pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use visine as eyedrops with my contacts?

Is it safe to use visine as eyedrops with my contacts?

Yes: The types of visine that say lubrication or tear replacement are satisfactory even though a contact lense is in place. I do not recommend drops that say 'gets the red out' as these tend to be drying. ...Read more

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Can visine permanently damage the eyes? If I have a bad reaction to visine, could my eyes become permanently damaged?

Can visine permanently damage the eyes? If I have a bad reaction to visine, could my eyes become permanently damaged?

Hello, Is : Hello, is is very unlikely you would get permanent damage from any ingredients from an over the counter eyedrop. Make sure that the bottle is not contaminated though - see your eye doctor to make sure you don't have an infection or toxic keratopathy or conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye surface). You didn't specify the type of visine drop you used - but make sure you avoid it in the future and use preservative free eye drops. Hope you feel better soon! sincerely, irina ganelis, M.D. Los angeles eye institute http://losangeleseyeinstitute.Com. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of accidentally swallowing visine eye drops?

None: Visine eyedrops are forms of saline, and when applied in the usual way to the eye, the excess passes down the lacrimal canal into the nose and throat with no evidence of toxicity. While i image the visine was not tasty, it will do no harm. ...Read more