Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Yes. Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however.
Yes. Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however.
Yes. If the redness is caused by allergy or dry eyes - drops can help tremendously. Sometimes the redness is due to blepharitis or an underlying disease. Any redness which persists or worsens should be checked out with your ophthalmologist.

Related Questions

How are pink eye and blood shot eyes different?

Difficult. Even for medical doctors, this is difficult there is a simple new test that can readily identify pink eye.

Constant sore, dry, and blood shot eyes? Allergies?

Maybe. This group of symptoms can describe many problems including allergies, dry eye and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid). Your best bet is to see an eye doctor to determine which is the primary cause and treat it. If allergy is the primary cause, itching is usually the predominant symptom.
Could be. The cardinal sign of allergy is itchiness. If you have itchiness associated with those symptoms, then it is probably from allergy. You should have an allergist check you out. But if you don't have itchiness, it could be dry eyes, or other eye diseases. Consult an opthamologist.

How much should I worry about blood shot eyes?

Depends... Is this a chronic condition or something new? Is vision affected? Are the eyes painful? Any discharge? These other factors help us to determine how urgent an issue is.
Not too much. Blood shot eyes are usually caused by fatigue, dry eyes or allergies. Some would also classify subconjunctival hemorrhage as bloodshot. As long as the cause is known, there is usually no worry. If there is sudden onset without a cause, see an eye doctor.

How fast can I make my blood shot eyes go away?

Depends. Fatigue lowers the tear flow and causes some eye redness. As long as your vision is not affected or the eyes do not hurt or have pus in them, then you can wait a few days for it to clear. And get some relief from topical lubricant eyedrops. If persistent then see your ophthalmologist. You can use "get the red out drops" for photos or social reasons, but they are not a good idea all the time.
Depends on the cause. Blood shot eye, also called red eye is a non-specific term to describe an eye that appears red due to illness or injury, ranging from dry eyes, or allergies to much more serious things such as bacterial infections. If not too painful, nor traumatic and infrequent, I would recommend otc artificial tear lubricants 3-4x/day. If symptoms still persist or worsen, then see an ophthalmologist (eye md).

Do symptoms like blood shot eyes go away quickly?

It depends. Bloodshot eyes caused by a subconjunctival hemorrhage can take up to 2 weeks or longer to go away. If the eye is pink (inflammation, allergy, infection), it may improve quickly with the appropriate treatment. A trip to the eye doctor can help sort out what is going on and how best to treat it.
Depends upon cause. It, of course, depends upon the cause of the hyperemia (blood shot eyes). If from lack of sleep or allergies, simple treatments like visine or murine allergy can do the trick very quickly. You may need stronger or prescription meds, so see an eye care specialist for continuing problems.

How common is it for somebody to get blood shot eyes?

Not common. Most people go through life without getting eye problems blood shot eyes which usually are infectious or due to bleeding can happen to anyone, but need exposure or trauma to produce these. Other causes can also happen but mostly these happen infrequently. Don't worry but seek help if it happens to you.
Occasionally. Most people go through life without getting eye problems blood shot eyes which usually are infectious or due to bleeding can happen to anyone, but need exposure or trauma to produce these. Other causes can also happen but mostly these happen infrequently. Don't worry but seek help if it happens to you.

How can I avoid getting blood shot eyes?

Identify cause. A few have excess veins on the surface and the eyes seem bloodshot all the time. But most get red eyes from dryness, fatigue, allergy and eye rubbing. Since dryness is the most common, get a lubricating drop from the pharmacy and use it frequently. Do not use the drops labeled "gets the red out" as these are in fact drying.