Optical News

eye redness and eye drops

Do you often use over the counter eye drops to reduce eye redness?

Anti-redness eye drops temporarily reduce the size of the blood vessels on your eye, which brightens the eye’s overall appearance. These drops may briefly reduce redness, but frequent use can permanently enlarge the blood vessels on your eye. This is called Rebound Hyperemia, and can worsen your existing eye redness.

Instead of treating the symptoms, treat the cause of your red eyes. Stop using anti-redness drops and schedule a visit with your eye doctor. We will help determine the cause of your symptoms and find the best treatment for you.