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.
Depends on the cause. The are many causes for 'bloodshot eyes'. It can be a symptom of a systemic problem such as a thyroid condition. It can be caused by allergies, dry eye, inflammation or a sign of an infection. I suggest a thorough eye evaluation to determine the cause.
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.
Get some sleep. Use artificial tears.
Ways to clear up bloodshot eyes from stress/fatigue/too much computer usage? Tried Visine drops and refraining from using anything with a screen but it's not working?
Bloodshot eyes. I suggest an eye exam first. Perhaps you are straining to focus your vision. Or are you wearing contact lenses that you should change or remove? Instead of Visine, try one of the artificial tears, such as Systane. The relief is temporary, but it may help. The hard part, but maybe most important, will be to reduce stress and get enough sleep. Drink plenty of water and avoid dehydration. Good luck.
Use other drops. Try naphcon-A or Opcon-A drops. They are over the counter and frequently get rid of red eye.
Broad Answer. If you're looking for causes, there are a whole lot, with allergies, irritants and infection at the top of the list. If you're looking for fixes, that depends on the cause. Evaluation by a physician will narrow down the cause and help find a better, more specific treatment that can avoid unwanted side effects.
Many causes. Blood shot eyes can be due to any cause of eye irritation. See an eye doctor for further evaluation.
Try rest. If that does not help see an eye doc.
Eye hygiene. The most common cause of bloodshot eyes is blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. Often the lid margins are also red. Be sure to clean your eyelids well with terry-cloth towel and warm water every day. You may also have either dry-eye or allergy condition. See eye doctor if this persists.
Lubricate. Protect them from drying out/sunglasses artificial tears without preservatives staying well hydrated good nutrition with omega 3 minimize use of caffeinated beverages good hygiene/warm compresses for lids and lashes.
Lubricant. Try some lubricating eye drops, and see if it helps.
Seek help. This can be something as benign as allergies, environmental factors to more serious conditions includin chronic infection, dry eyes, or even a manifestation of systemic disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc, you should see your ophthalmologist and not wait.
Some examples & tx's. "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.