What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

Depends on the cause. There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Depends. This depends on the reason for the redness. Generally, it is best to avoid drops which advertise whitening of the eye. These drops contain drugs which constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye which can lead to problems with chronic use. Artificial tears are safe in all circumstances. Your best bet is to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the redness first.

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What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

See your eye doctor. Better to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the red eye prior to resorting to an over the counter (otc) drop for red eyes. You may require a prescription medication. In my opinion, there is no "best" otc drop for red eyes. When i see a patient that complains of red eyes and has been using an otc drop for red eyes, i generally cringe. Otc drops for red eyes in excess can get the red in. Read more...

No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

Scleritis? You may have allergies and there are some good allergy drops that can help. Play detective and avoiding irritants can also help (second hand smoke for example, etc). Visine may be an option too, simply to "get the red out", but having yourself officially diagnosed as to why your eyes are always red, is your best option, and an ophthalmologist would be the dr., to see. Best wishes. Read more...
Many possibilities. It can be way too many things to list, such as chronic allergies, pterygium, chronic dry eyes, large blood vessels, etc. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell. The one thing you don't want to start doing is self treating with very dangerous eye drops, such as visine and clear eyes, which will certainly make it worse. Start with an ophthalmology exam and go from there. Feel better. Read more...
Many possible causes. There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...

What can I do to treat red eyes without eye drops?

Do not use Visine. There are multiple causes of red eyes: dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and allergic conditions are most common. The best thing is to get evaluation by an ophthalmologist to identify the cause properly. Until you are seen, use over the counter artificial tears (refresh, optive, etc.) every 2-3 hours in each eye and start omega3 supplement (fish oil) 1 gram a day. Read more...
Determine the cause. The key is to determine why your eyes are red. Dry eye is a common cause of this and can often be treated with over the counter artificial tears. Go to an ophthalmologist and have him examine and determine the cause. From there treatment can be made. Refrain from using any "get the red out" drops such as visine. These drops tend to worsen redness and cause it to be chronic. Read more...

Is there a cure for red eyes? Can I use just regular eye drops?

Red eyes. Many different conditions can cause red eyes. It's important not to get in the habit of using 'get the red out' eye drops to hide the redness. Often, redness is caused by dry eyes or allergies. Otc artificial tears may help. Try using them 3-4 times per day for awhile to see if the redness improves. If not, then you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

I dropped 3 drops ofclear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red?

Clear eyes? Clear eyes is an astringent agent that acts by constricting conjunctival blood vessels thus the eye looks whiter. As the medication wears off, you will often see increased redness from rebound dilation of the vessels. Chronic use of these agents can result in the vessels looking more dilated and prominent over time. Clear eyes may not be the appropriate treatment for your redness if persistent. Read more...

I wear contacts & I need to know if there is a specific type of eye drops that I need to use to remove red eyes?

Rewetting. Use the rewetting drops that are the same brand as your cleaning solution. But be aware...Your eyes should not be red if the lenses fit well. You may be over-wearing your lenses. Talk to your eye doctor about the red eyes. Read more...