The Causes of Red Eyes
The causes of eyes turning red are most likely due to minor problems, such as burst blood vessels or conjunctivitis. In these cases, the condition does not tend to affect your vision and should improve by itself. If your red eye doesn’t start to improve after a few days, you should see your GP.
Red eye could also stem from chlorine in swimming pools, lack of sleep, eye strain, or smoky or polluted air.
Some Ways to Prevent Red Eye
Many cases of redness can be prevented by trying to avoid associated causes. Here are some tips:
- If your eye becomes contaminated, you may find it necessary to flush it out immediately But try to use an approved eye wash solution
- Avoid activities that can cause eye strain, such as reading for too long in poor light or looking at the TV or computer screen for excessive periods of time.
- Do not wear contact lenses longer than recommended by your optician.
- Clean your contact lenses as instructed and regularly.
- Remove all makeup from your eyes each day.
- Wear sunglasses out of doors in the sun. This can help protect against airborne irritants as well as dryness.