Allergies can be just as pesky in the fall as they are during the spring and summer. And whether it’s allergies, dryness, or just occasional irritation, it is no fun to deal with red, itchy, irritated eyes.
It’s bad enough that you have to feel the symptoms, but it’s no fun to look like your eyes are on fire. I hate it when people are leery of being close to me when I am dealing with red eyes because they assume I have contagious pink eye or something similar. Plus there is the fact that I just don’t feel very beautiful when I have red eyes. So, I have tried a few things that I think will be helpful to you so you can feel quick relief from red eye symptoms and feel beautiful too.
As with all things, there are medical remedies and natural remedies for this problem. The natural remedies take a more long-term approach to solving red eye problems and the medical remedies are more short-term, so feel free to try them together if you’d like.
The quickest and easiest way to feel relief from your red eye are eye drops. You will have to be very careful not to become dependent on eye drops because they can cause long-term problems and dependency, so just remember to use them occasionally and not often.
I have personally used Bausch and Lomb Opcon-A: Itching and Redness Reliever Drops. These have been great to have on-hand for the times I wake up with a terribly red eye. I only have to use one drop in each eye and the redness is gone within five minutes. I have also tried the off-brand version from Walmart and think it is just as effective.
My friends and family members also recommended Visine’s Maximum Redness Relief drops, or Clear Eyes Redness Relief. If you don’t want to risk becoming dependent on medicated drops, you can try using just a tears eye drops that just adds more wetness and lubrication to your eye.
So these are all probably fairly obvious remedies, but they can serve as a good reminder to make these lifestyle changes to keep our bodies healthy.
- Get better sleep. This may mean more sleep or simply better quality sleep.
- Completely remove eye makeup. Use a gentle eye makeup remover to get makeup completely off your eyelashes and eyelids before your head hits the pillow. This ensures that no makeup gets in the eye while you sleep to irritate it.
- Drink more water. This will help your overall eye health and keep them from getting red from dryness.
- Take breaks from the TV or computer screen. Sometimes when you sit for too long staring at a screen, you actually blink less often than you would if you were up and about. And if the air conditioning or heater is running full blast, you are probably drying your eyes out.
Here’s to no itching, burning, irritating, ugly red eyes!