Don't Believe the Hype
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i'm writing this in capital letters because it is so important>>>>
NEVER EVER USE VISINE IN YOUR EYE(S). VISINE 'GETS THE RED OUT' BY CONSTRICTING THE BLOOD VESSELS IN YOUR EYE (CODE FOR ROBBING YOUR EYE OF OXYGEN) AND ITS REPEATED USE IS BAD LONG TERM FOR YOUR EYE. YOUR EYE, ALONG WITH YOUR KIDNEYS AND SKIN ARE THE THREE ORGAN SYSTEMS THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER DEPRIVE OF BLOOD FLOW
getting rid of the red is purely a cosmetic issue.
now. while it is uncommon to have a true allergy in only one eye under this type of exposure, it is not uncommon to have an allergan physically cause an abrasion or irritation to one eye. if you go to the store and get either Collerium or Bausch & Lomb Irrigation Solution (has mild boric acid in it) that should soothe and otherwise flush and irrigate the area. it can remain red for some day(s) afterward and excessive tearing is not uncommon. in the absence of any dizziness, blurred vision, headache, comprimised peripheral vision you'll be fine soon.
BTW: use Naphcon-A otc for eye allergy rather than visine.
Last edited by RiPHRaPH; 04-19-04 at 07:34 PM.