posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 01:56 PM
Originally posted by 0thetrooth0
My left eye has Its been a little red throught the day then when its around 8 pm it hurts so I just go to sleep. I dont understand how it started, it
just did...I dont know the cause. Some have said I have the notorious "pink eye". I'm scared I might go blind or have some infection or disease or
something. Alot of people told me to go to the doctor, I DONT want to. I do not want eye drops I hate them. Last time I went for my glasses they had a
really hard time doing it they just gave up.
I've been a sufferer of dry/red eye for a long time.. for me it is various reasons.. but common causes are
2. Allergies of some sort
4. Fatigue ( staring at a monitor for too long, eye strain )
#1 can be caused by too much caffeine, not enough fluid intake, alcohol
#2. could be dust, pollen, animals, mold or mildew
#3. is inflammation which can be helped by cleaning the eyelids regularly
#4. getting plenty of sleep, taking breaks from staring at a computer screen or tv, wearing protection when outside from wind or sun ..
And of course eye drops... artificial tears without preservatives are best.. visine works but I wouldn't take it much .. I REALLY love two products
from over-seas that take red eyes and make them clear and white.. but they aren't meant for daily use... Sante NEO FX is excellent and Optrex
If dehydration is partly involved ( I do party on occasion with a little too much alcohol ) .. forget water, forget sports drinks.. Pedialyte is one
of the best ways to properly hydrate .. it's made for infants with diarrhea .. but it's been adopted by adults who are athletes and .. well.. drinkers
alike.. It's far more effective than water or Gatorade ... another good thing is perhaps an omega 3 supplement ...
If all fails, you really should consider a doctor because dry, red eyes can cause damage to your eyes over time.. but in most people I know it's one
of those common things.. dehydration, nutritional, allergies or fatigue..
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