For several years, my eyes have always been red. I do wear contact lenses, but it does not seem to effect the level of redness in my eyes. I have gone weeks without wearing them in the past, and they are still red.
The only time they feel very irritated is when I wake up in the morning. They're so dry, it feels like they are glued shut and I have to put drops in. Clear Eyes gets rid of the redness, but it's only temporary. It wears off after about 30 minutes.
I don't have any swelling of the eyelids, and an optometrist has told me that my eyes are perfectly healthy. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be and how to fix it? I do have extremely high blood pressure. Could that be a factor?
DO NOT USE CLEAR EYES. They can cause rebound problems and actually make your eyes worse. Try using a preservative-free eye drops such as Refresh or Genteal when you wake up NOT Visine or Clear Eyes or anything that says "get the red out."
You should see an opthomologist as they have better treatments for dry eyes. It could also be conjunctivitis.