bloodshot eyes

Get Rid of Bloodshot Eyes Naturally

Red, bloodshot eyes can be seen in one or both eyes and are caused by swollen, dilated blood vessels in the sclera. They are caused by everything from conjunctivitis to allergies and contact lenses.


How do I know if I have bloodshot eyes?

  • Eye pain
  • Itching
  • Eye discharge
  • Swollen eyes
  • Blurry vision


How do I prevent bloodshot eyes?

  • Avoid prolonged exposure to screens such as computer screens or televisions.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Don’t drink in excess.
  • Get lots of B vitamins, vitamin A, lupine and zeaxanthin.
  • Get plenty of sleep.


How can I get rid of bloodshot eyes?

  • Close your eyes and splash cool water on your eyes.
  • Place two cotton balls into skim milked, close your eyes and apply the cotton balls to closed eyes. Lean back and relax for 15 minutes, then remove and rinse your face with cool water.
  • Cold compresses work wonders in clearing up bloodshot eyes. Leave them in place for 30 minutes.
  • Grapeseed extract is a powerful anti-oxidant that does wonders for the eyes.
  • Increase your intake of vitamin A and the B complex vitamins as both are vital for healthy eyes.
  • Lutien is necessary for eye tissue health, so eat lots of spinach.
  • Cucumber slices, while seeming cliche, are a great way to rejuvenate your eyes and reduce redness.
  • Teabags that have been steeped but cooled can be applied over the eyelids to relieve redness.
  • Boil a half-teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water for 20 minutes, then strain and cool. Wash the eyes with the liquid to clean and soothe.
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