Why are my eyes red and glossy?
Have you ever looked in the mirror and had a sudden realization that your eyes look like two maraschino cherries? Or perhaps they’re glossy, making you feel as though you’ve spent the past hour crying your heart out while watching The Notebook. Fear not, dear reader! This article is here to help quell any paranoia-inducing thoughts that may be racing through your head.
A Bloody Affair
Let’s start off with the obvious contender: bloodshot eyes. You might think this condition only occurs after one too many cocktails or if you’ve recently been kicked in the face by a rogue soccer ball (which has definitely happened to me). However, it can also happen when blood vessels on top of our eyes expand or contract causing irritation which requires some TLC from a cool compress or lubricating eye drops.
The Grass That Greener Pastures
You know that sticky-icky-icky-green-finger-paint-looking-gooey-substance-that-has-been-plaguing-your-eyes since 8th grade? No need for awkward explanations; we all know what I’m talking about. Eye discharge happens to everyone one time or another and most times it is nothing serious just an eye cleaning mistake but–don’t stress It can come from allergies, conjunctivitis aka pink-red inflammation of inner eyelid –even contact lenses?! Yikes!
Smoke ’em If You Got ‘Em
For those who live life on edge/are smokers (we are absolutely not encouraging smoking especially seeing its negative health effects) , redness in their eyes comes with no surprise–just pay attention once grandma comments about how dreadful tobacco-smoke isn’t good for us what she meant was ‘tobacco smoke dries out the moisture’ 😊 Maintaining well-hydrated peepers will keep them bloodshot free 👀
‘Tis the Season of Allergies
Ahhh allergy season: one minute, you’re walking through a field of daisies, and suddenly hay fever hits ya right between the eyes. Literally–redness in your eyes can be caused by allergies as pollen enters, enters, ENTS (those creepy tree dudes from Lord of the Rings) inside. Quick solution: antihistamines such as cetirizine which help zap things up🙆♀️.
Current events have us all under high stress levels but did you know emotional and mental strain can cause internal inflammation? Our eyes are super sensitive to changes especially when it comes to how we handle our emotions. The medical term is called iritis or uveitis, which requires a trip to GPs or ophthalmologists because untreated could permanently affect vision 😯!
Let’s Talk Underlying Health Conditions
In rare cases redness in our peepers may imply underlying health issues that require attention 🚑 Anemia/Bleeding disorders/high blood pressure/giant cell arteritis even lupus/ s important to seek advice, medical assistance.
Oh No! “Red-Eye” Enterprises…
You’ve heard about budget flights leaving their passengers with jolly vacation photos with bright-red-eyes–publicly known as “red eye”. Yes, it can happen anywhere –busy workplaces sitting on computer screens for hours without breaks while moisture is drained out without realizing(“woah that last minute work had me seeing stars-btw if this happens go relax; hydrate etc.)OR its nocturnal activities where there was too much debauchery which got into your system sending signals down into express checkout lane aka ur eyeballs!
Prevention is key so whether you are gearing up for some badass gaming, going to break up with bae or simply pulling a bunch of all-nighters – you must take care of your eyes.
Tips To Make Your Eyes Pop
We’ve been told countless times but drinking 2L-4Ltr water can do wonders for our bodies/mind & especially our precious peepers…
Bright Screens Can Burn Out Eyes
Exposing your precious peepers to glaring screens may affect the quality and longevity of good sight in future. Take frequent breaks, use protective eyewear while being on screen (Yes it’s one more thing we need to add to TBR list), reducing excessive brightness at night.
Remove Mascaras/Gloss Ahead Of Sleepy-Time
May not seem like a big deal laying down with dabs-mascara/glosses below lids-which later gets into inner eyelids causing irritation…might want to remove before sleeping! 🐼
Don’t Forget Eye Check-Ups/Eye Care Routines!
Getting routine checkups from trained professionals is one of the most important things you can do for every aspect of healthy living including vision!
Hopefully this article has given you insight on reasons why your eyes have gone rogue red😊 Don’t self-diagnose instead seek advice from medical staff/professionals. Overstepping limitations could lead problems further affecting ones health! Do take care fellow humans 💛