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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 you with the eyes vision and finding the
best vision product so if you’re new here consider subscribe also hey at any
point throughout the video make sure to 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 so much for watching if you like the
video go ahead and hit that like button for me subscribe to the Nu and share
this video with any friends or family that you think it might help if you’d
like to catch other cool videos from dr. eye health I’ll hook you up with another
cool video up here to the side or another one down over here otherwise
again this is dr. Joe Allen your doctor I help the channel helps you with the
eyes vision and find best fission products keep an eye on it
we’ll talk to you soon I hope question of the day so I help question of so I
help question of the day

Randall Smitham



  1. Doctor Eye Health Posted on March 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    🔴 Eye Health QOTD! // Have you tried Lumify yet? Do you have any tips on how to get rid of red eyes?

  2. Adnan A Posted on March 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Does using the drops a lot decrease nutrient delivery?

  3. Elephant In The Room Posted on March 18, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I have a minor astigmatism ( -.50) in both eyes, when I got my eyeglasses they felt like I had a funny clown mirror/ a magnifying glass, totally made me sick….. I returned them and found out that they might have been a cylendar or a toric lens…. can you get a regular sphrical lens for a minor astigmatism?

  4. Joan Snow Posted on March 18, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Stoners need something to get rid of red eye!
    I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us. We need you to tell us the right things, with only one set of eyes we do need to take care of them! Have a great day!

  5. Phantom Posted on March 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Something I can't seem to get answered by my optometrist is why I keep getting issues with my mental focus and keep getting blurry vision and tired (and red) eyes from my contacts after a few days of wearing them for 6-8 hours. I don't have the issue with my glasses, the optometrist says it's because contacts are closer on the eye than glasses? I am wearing Acuvue Oasys contacts and work a lot behind a screen. Do you maybe have another view than what my optometrist is telling me?

  6. Shawna KokoNut Posted on March 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Can you do a video on map dot finger print dystrophy and how to deal with it. I have had some major issues with my corneas tearing at random times…

  7. Kayden R Posted on March 18, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Not eye drop question…
    Is there contact lenses for a person that has glasses with prism (vertical)??

  8. Riddick Shumard Posted on March 18, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I recently went to the eye doctor because my vision in my left eye is way worse then my right. I thought I was gonna go in get glasses and solve the problem but when they tested my left eye with the different lenses using that machine none of them made my vision any clearer on my left side. My doctor said I had a lazy eye and my vision in that eye can never be corrected or fixed. is this true or can I get some sort of surgery the muscles in my eye work fine you can’t tell I have a lazy eye at all actually. But will I just be blind forever? Or can I strengthen it somehow? Also great video I need new eye drops.👍

  9. Ebony.B Posted on March 18, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Hey just discovered your channel! Really enjoy your videos and quite a unique channel, thank you for sharing the info😁

  10. Ebony.B Posted on March 18, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Would it be possible to do a video on ulcers that occur in the eye? Things like how you can get it, how its treated, how to prevent them from forming? Thank you for the informative and interesting videos 😊

  11. Shaina Rae Posted on March 18, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Yessss, good stuff, I haven't used these sort of drops before but I will reconsider using them. I look forward to seeing a video on contacts drops! I haven't found the drop that both re-wets my contacts and soothes irritated eyes. It always seems like I have to pick one thing: happy contacts or happy eyelids. Great channel, well done.

  12. Beach&BoardFan Posted on March 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Whats the cause of yellow sclera? Worked in the Bahamas for a couple months and lots of the Bahamians had very yellow sclera.

  13. Code Name Posted on March 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Hi! If you can could you explain the differences between PRK and LASIK? I had PRK around 10 years ago and although the recovery was a bit rough my vision is amazing and hasn’t changed appreciably in the interim but my current optometrist was appalled that I would have PRK rattler than LASIK but didn’t explain why.

  14. Juniper Rivera Posted on March 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Your eyes are beautiful! Like little blue gems 💕

  15. L L Posted on March 18, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Hi doctor, I am new subscriber, my son when he was 12 he has white color on the edge of iris.. after two years the size is doubled… what do u think..

  16. Roumeissa B Posted on March 19, 2019 at 2:00 am

    What's your opinion on Lasik? I'd really like to know.. if you could do a video about it it would be great

  17. julia Posted on March 19, 2019 at 2:02 am

    heelllooooooooo docter

  18. Alejandra Rafael Posted on March 19, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Great video! My eyes are almost always red because my eyes are very sensitive, so this video is very helpful for me on what to use when I feel the need to use eye drops. I use to mainly use Rohto eye drops as a short term solution, but I will have to try your recommendations out. Would you recommend using lubricating eye drops long term to combat redness over time? Aside from my myopia and redness, my optometrist says my eyes are healthy, but didn't reccomend anything to reduce the redness.

  19. Kathryn Wesley Posted on March 19, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Really great info. Very much appreciated.

  20. Kieorasama Posted on March 19, 2019 at 10:39 am

    You should do one for the best allergy eye drops.

  21. ItsMyParty 87 Posted on March 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Doc I’m so happy I found your channel! Seriously, where have you been all my life? 🤓

  22. Ian Posted on March 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I just use Bausch & Lomb ReNu Multi Plus lubricating and rewetting drops, works for me.

  23. Chillman Posted on March 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    When I sleep in the afternoons and when I wake up it looks as if I have smoked weed or something. And the irony is that I hate any kind of smoking because my parents are smoking for years and it smells disgusting.

  24. JojoPop Posted on March 20, 2019 at 12:36 am

    So something interesting about my eyes is that I have RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa). I feel that a lot of people don't understand the symptoms of the disease or that it's not really curable at this time. Would love if you would explain it!

  25. Nina Wood Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:16 am

    He could LITERALLY give me any prescription for my glasses. Because having an appointment with him would make my life 100% better.

  26. erin Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:50 am

    How common is it to be far sighted in one eye and near sighted in the other? Just wondering because I am and haven’t met others who are also

  27. TeamAutismpedia Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:50 am

    No wonder you are killing it and growing on youtube. From vra fam

  28. Sterling Williams Posted on March 20, 2019 at 3:42 am

    #Priceless video and knowledge 💯 Dr EH!! I’ve known since I was a kid what long term damage visible can do as one of my Moms best friend used it more and more and her eyes became permanently red as they needed the drops as she became a visineaholic so to speak. I’ve only used eye drops when truly necessary and now good to know what they best ones actually for our eyes are!

  29. Carolina Margo Posted on March 20, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Subscribed because you're cute

  30. Ben Keyser Posted on March 20, 2019 at 6:28 am

    My grandpa is an ophthalmologist and I would always shadow him on take your child to work day. I've always considered it, but I feel like it's a lot of commitment. I like your videos a lot though 🙂

  31. Mostly Veggie Posted on March 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Great information. I have dry eyes and my eyes get red quite easily. I need to get the Lumify!

  32. Juan Morales Posted on March 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Wanna get red eyes? Very simple
    1. Go get shampoo
    2. Put it on your eyes
    Enjoy your new red eyes!
    Don’t worry you can easily remove them by watching this video!

  33. Jade Murray Posted on March 21, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Be my eye doctor? Please? 😂😂🤣🤣👀

  34. Tara Diane Posted on March 21, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Can't wait for my next eye appointment so I can impress Dr. Min with my knowledge! If you haven't already done a video on allergy eye drops (couldn't find one, but may have missed it), would love to see one if a certain drop is superior/preferred. Also, any opinion on the cooling eye drops that I've been seeing lately? I know Rohto is known for theirs. This is my favorite new sub. 🙂

  35. lylvls Posted on March 21, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Can you please do a video on implanted contacted lenses? Thanks!

  36. Amyza Emran Posted on March 21, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Hello, could you explain what is anisocoria and is it dangerous? Because my right eye pupil is larger than the left eye pupil and I also have blurry vision

  37. Joanne Choo Posted on March 22, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Thank you Doctoreyehealth, need your recommendations.Your 112th like.

  38. BRAD CANNING Posted on March 23, 2019 at 11:40 am

    hey! I’d love to see a video on keratoconus as I’ve been diagnosed with it but is stable

  39. J. Ward Posted on March 23, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    This dude is the best in YouTube.
    Love these videos

  40. Light Seeker Posted on March 24, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Thanks for the video! I have an unrelated question, to which I've never found any answer. I was wondering if the use of a hydrogen peroxide solution, even though I know it's really good at desinfecting and removing protein buildup, could paradoxically make contact lenses less comfortable by degrading the special coating or special "ingredients" that keep them moist and fresh even after several hours of wearing them ?? Thanks 🙂

  41. Johnny Alarez Posted on March 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Hey doc wanted to thank you for your videos, I’ve been wearing glasses for since the 7th grade and now do to all your videos I made the discussion to switch to contact and be able to buy the right solutions and the right contact for me.

  42. Lilly Flower Posted on March 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Great video! Lumify is the first eye drop that clears the redness and doesn't make my eyes feel super dry later on. I just ordered the warm compress mask off of amazon that you recommended. I'm looking forward to trying it out! Thank you for all of the great content!

  43. Ricardo Viatruso Posted on April 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Hey Doc, what is your opinion on Clear Eyes Contact Lens Multi-Action RELIEF eye drops? (Its a Rewetting drop but not sure if it’s effective for redness).

  44. OriRune Posted on April 18, 2019 at 6:16 am

    My eyes are always horribly red, even when I've had tons of sleep and feel great otherwise. I can't figure out why 🙁

  45. Dnomyar Akunawik Posted on April 19, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    What do u make of eye whitening surgery? There is a guy that does it in the states. He peels the membrane containing the red veins and brown/yellow parts if the scelera.

    Would u recommend this? It sounds risky to me!

  46. javajunkie1 Posted on April 23, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Lumify is the best red eye remedy

  47. Jenny Lee Posted on April 23, 2019 at 3:49 am

    How do you make the whites of your eye brighter and whiter? Mine are turning yellow :-/

  48. A.T. Posted on April 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Throughout high school I wore contact lenses and everyone always asked me if I was “baked.” My eyes were always quite red after a long day of wearing contacts. Is it advisable to use Red eye drops on top of contact lenses throughout the day? Or is there some chemical reaction that will further eye discomfort? Thanks Doc.

  49. Khaled Khaled Posted on April 28, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Doctor please what do you think of MSM+Silver eye drops for relieving floaters? Is it safe to apply it inside the eyes ?

  50. Hanuman Bhakti Sagar Posted on May 2, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Dr. Eye health my eyes have been red for a week my blood vessels become dilated how much time it will take to get better plz reply btw i feel so bad right now

  51. Vivek Kumar Posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:40 am

    My one is red and other is normal.. What may be the reason

  52. Sohail Nadir Posted on May 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I have problem of redness of left eye during a exercise….mostly after 45 mint of exercise …its a 2nd day suffering from this prblm…ans plz

  53. Akram Azarkan Posted on May 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Hey doctor, I'm from Morocco.
    My right eye is eye for now 2 years or so, not completely but ony the down side of it. It's so uncomfortable when I put contact lenses on it. I've gone to dozens and several doctors but no result.
    They all gave me eye drops n stuff but no result at all. Knowing that I have eye redness and I take artificial tears sometimes.

    Could you please help me get through it.

  54. bhattadebo Posted on May 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Are these available in india??

  55. Jasper Matthews Posted on May 25, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Everyone watching this video is high

  56. Mohsin Parkar Posted on May 27, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Sir how can i get these eye drops in india

  57. Jonathan Romain Posted on May 28, 2019 at 2:48 am

    do ou have contens lenseas

  58. Hoani Tipene Posted on May 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Who’s going home stoned right now

  59. USVVMZ 5689 Posted on June 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    You’re literally the best and the most straight to the point doctor I’ve ever seen + you are so cute

  60. harry parker Posted on June 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I have had a constantly bloodshot eye for the last 10 years, visited dozens of eye doctors and have been told it will not go. Do you think B&L will release a preservative free briminodine tartrate drop? The BAK in lumify is quite harsh, love the product though

  61. William Zeralsky Posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Would love to see lumify without a preservative.

  62. Khadijah Hussain Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:04 am

    hi do you have any recommendations for eyedrops for red eyes that i can purchase within the UK?

  63. Rejack Posted on June 18, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Brother those drops are 22$ we broke ass kids ain’t going to spend all that on eye drops😭

  64. mhahira 90 Posted on June 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Ma eyes some areas yellow clr some times when im tired and totaly my eyes is yellow clr and red please suggest me a best eye dropes for ma eyes gets white colour pls ?

  65. CassidyTylerlol Posted on June 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    What would you recommend if you have severe allergies? My eyes are always red no matter what so I feel like it’s a lose lose situation for me. I’ve taken allergy medications of all sorts for years (they don’t work), I’ve been on steroids, and have tried everything. I’m seeing an allergy Doctor next week as well.

  66. Saul Posted on July 3, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    i just go to walgreens or cvs n steal the eyedrops

  67. LuckyTheSpirit19 AJ Posted on July 4, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Tysm idk why I’m having red eye at night so for me I decided not to itch it and find the eye drop the one u had I totally worked tysm

  68. Wavvy Posted on July 15, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Yo this indica really drilling me😠 at work fml?..

  69. Sean Winterton Posted on July 18, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    My eyes look REALLY white after I use Lumify, but it also starts to make my eyes feel REALLY dry. Any tips??

  70. fucktreso Posted on July 21, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks! I can finally confront my mom while i’m stoned

  71. Aanand Kumar Posted on July 27, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks Doctor for the info. In my case, at the age of 38, I got diagnosed with Glaucoma, and inspite of getting a Trabeculaplasty operation and using prescribed Eyedrops like Lumigan Alphagan, Carteol, Timolol, at the age of 40 my Left Eye got totally Blinded. Now my Right Eye was also damaged 25%, and a Laser was done. I am 59 now and have stopped using any Eyedrops. But I have RedEyes, Can I use Lumify ?

  72. Chillbanter Posted on August 7, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Can I use it if I have dry eye?

  73. Manish Kumar Posted on August 13, 2019 at 2:17 am

    As a pharmacy student, this is really helpful! I'm gonna refer my patients to your page!!

  74. Bubble Chic Posted on August 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Amazing video! I’ve got a question, if we underwent Lasik surgery can we still use drops that cause vasoconstriction like Lumify? Thank youu 🥰

  75. WaturDzn Posted on August 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks for the info, I’ve been using lumify for a while now and it works extremely well. But I was wondering why whenever I use any drops with tetrahydrozoline my eyes never get white at all, they get EXTREMELY red. I was wondering if this may be an allergic reaction, also after about 3 hours, I get a headache and I think it’s from the drop 😬

  76. Sam Saenz Posted on August 25, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Why can’t we use the eye drops while wearing contacts??

  77. Sam Saenz Posted on August 26, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Why can’t we use the eye drops while wearing contacts??

  78. johnny jo Posted on August 31, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Doctor i am India. I am not find this lumify drops plz guide me doctor

  79. Roxy Smearnof Posted on September 5, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Maybe do a video on ocular rosacea.

  80. Mohamed Sultan Posted on September 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I used this drop ; my eye after used very very dry

  81. nonosh Posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Thank you kindly for your explanations. This educative video helped me understand that I shouldn't use redness relief drops if all I want to do is hydrate my eyes, especially when my cases of redness are both mild and infrequent.

    You've probably saved me from all sorts of future complications now that my eyes can continue receiving the nutrients that they need!

  82. Farah Salima Posted on October 7, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Dear eye doc, what you are doing is so Important. I watch Your video's for advice before ordering contact lenses. Thank you, love from Amsterdam. 😍🙌

  83. Deezy Nutzy Posted on October 13, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I literally have one right now

  84. txbraveheart Posted on October 15, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I have used Lumify several times and as you say, they work instantly. However, withing 30 minutes my eyes become so itchy that I need to rub them for relief and then they are worse than before I used the eyedrops.

  85. Marmalade the Chainsaw Posted on October 16, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Thank you !!! So much….

  86. Hadiya Elias Posted on October 22, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    It does not work for me