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How to Get Rid of Red Eyes - The #1 Best Eye Drops for Red Eyes

so are you curious about how to get rid of red eyes? Well in this video, I'm gonna

go over the best eye drop for red eyes so that you don't look like you have

pink eye or that you've been smoking something, so let's take a look hey

everyone this is Doctor Joe Allen here from doctor eye health the channel that helps

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check out the show notes and the links below for the information about all of

the eye drops that would go over, otherwise let's talk about red eyes. so

there are many different causes for red bloodshot eyes, right it could be caused

by allergies, dryness, infections maybe trauma, maybe you've poked yourself

in the eye or maybe you've been around a lot of smoke or you just haven't been

sleeping well and this can become a major issue especially if you're in a

social interaction with someone like going on a date for the first time or

maybe you're at a job interview or perhaps you're gonna snap a photo for

like Instagram or even shoot a YouTube video and you're like oh my god so I

wanted to shoot this video just to give you some pro tips and one of the best

eye drops to get rid of these nasty red eyes now the most famous eye drops for

getting the red out are either gonna be one called Visine or another brand

called Clear eye now the big issue that most eye doctors have with these eye

drops is that they have a nasty little ingredient in them called

tetrahydrozoline or another one called naphazoline. now these ingredients

act as what's called the sympathomimetic now sympathomimetic means it actually

causes blood vessel constriction so onto your eye you have these large red blood

vessels these blood vessels are really what's causing your eye to be red and

then this medication acts as that basil constrictor so the blood vessels clamp

down and get really tiny and you no longer see the blood vessels you just

see the white sclera part of the eye now the big issues that I doctors have with

these drops are one that these drops tend to have a rebound effect so after

you use the drop it makes the blood vessels constrict but they tend to

rebound dilating even more ci ends up looking

her head than they did just even at the start now the issue is that you use this

happened so you use the drop again and it becomes a vicious cycle of the

constant oh my as a read use the drop they get white and then they rebound get

worse and use the drop again now the second issue with these drops is that

they tend to lose their effectiveness over time something called tachyphylaxis

so you use the drops once and they work great but then over time you continue to

use them and you just never seem to get the same effect so the I drop out rather

see people use for occasional redness is one that came up just this last year and

that one is called Lumify now if you've never seen Lumify before it is

made by the Bausch and Lomb company and this I drop isn't over the counter I drop so

you do not need a prescription for it now this drop works through an active

ingredient called Bromonidine, bromonidine has actually been out for a long

time and at its full dose which is much higher than Lumify it actually is used

to lower eye pressures for individuals with glaucoma now if you're a

pharmacology nerd out there these drops work as a peripheral selective alpha to

inhibitor which means that it actually just causes vasoconstriction just like

the other eyedrops do but these eye drops and most doctors will prefer for

occasional redness because they help alleviate some of those other potential

side effects such as the rebound redness and that loss of effectiveness over time

and these eye drops work really quickly it takes less than a minute to work and

lasts over eight hours plus if you're someone who wears contact lenses you can

still use these drops you just want to use these drops and wait at least 10

minutes before putting you two contact lenses in now of course if you're going

to try these drops out make sure you read the full list of instructions so

that you don't have any problems with allergic reactions or any other sort of

side effects now the usual price for Lumify is usually around $12 u.s. but of

course you can check out the updated prices through the links I've included

in the description below so for as awesome as these eye drops are and I do

personally use them from time to time I want you to know I make these videos to

try and help people with their eyes and I think it's important to understand

that your blood vessels on the eye dilate for a reason they dilate to let

more oxygen and nutrients get to the surface of the eye to

try and help repair whatever's causing the irritation so if you're constantly

using some sort of vasoconstrictor I've dropped that's actually gonna pinch down

on your on those blood vessels and prevent that nutrients from getting to

the surface of the eye and repairing whatever's causing that irritation in

the first place so really in short you know it's okay to be using these sort of

get the write out get the readout drops on occasion but constantly using it may

actually help slow down the whole body's process of naturally recovering the

problem in the first place actually if you're somebody who has chronically red

or bloodshot eyes it's probably best for you to get into seer local eye care

professional just to make sure it's not something worse a lot of times just

using normal lubricating eyedrops actually it's better for cases of like

sun damage to the eye dryness or maybe smoke irritation because those drops are

gonna help reduce the inflammatory signals on the surface of the eye they

cost the blood vessels to dilate in the first place now

using those sort of normal lubricating drops may take a little bit more time to

get rid of the redness but they will overall help repair the surface of the

eye rather than just sort of masking the symptoms with those artificial blood

vessel constrictor eyedrops and those blood vessel constrictor eyedrops are

really reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients and getting to that surface of

the eye so yeah sometimes this using the regular like dry eye drops are better if

you haven't seen my other video on what I consider to be the best eye drops for

dry eyes I will hook that up here in the YouTube card above as well as in the

description below so I health question of the day have you tried luma Phi yet

or have you had success with other types of get the red out eyedrops go ahead and

comment in the section below and remember sometimes the best tips come

from you and the rest of the doctor eye health community alright everyone thanks

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