August 1, 2020
Have you ever woken up to see bloodshot eyes stare back at you in the bathroom mirror? Red, pink, or bloodshot eyes can happen to anyone when the eye becomes irritated by allergens or something changes in your normal routine. Here’s some helpful information if you’re wondering “why are my eyes red?”
If this is the first day you’re experiencing red eyes, the condition may be easy to remedy. Some of the most common causes of red eyes include:
Many conditions that cause red eyes can be treated at home or may even clear up without treatment. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends trying these home remedies:
If your red eyes persist for more than a week, you should schedule an appointment with an eye care professional. You may have an infection or more serious underlying condition which will not clear up on its own.
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