bloodshot eyes

Dull and bloodshot eyes are mostly normal for a lot of people. They’re usually not a sign of a serious health problem except for a few rare cases. Neurological sicknesses, for example can give one bloodshot eyes, but like I said, it’s a rare cause of the condition, and even when that is the case, it is usually preceded/accompanied by more serious symptoms.

The major causes of dull and bloodshot eyes are stress and recklessness. When the eyes are constantly exposed to harsh conditions or dangerous objects, over time, they become dull and bloodshot. Some examples of these things include sleeplessness, dust, smoke/smoking, scrubbing/rubbing/scratching the eyes, subjecting the eyes to painful substances etc.

If you have dull and bloodshot eyes, and want to get rid of it, the first step to that is adopting a more careful lifestyle. You must be very conscious of what goes near your eyes. Avoid scratching the eyes, avoid smoking or exposing the eyes to smoke, and try to get quality sleep. If you aren’t more careful with your eyes, even if you apply the procedures I’m about to give you, there’ll be no real difference. So, to get rid of the condition, you must live a more careful/healthy lifestyle, and try the following remedies…



Both green and black tea bags are known to reduce eye strain and restore the natural glow and brightness to the eyes. The anti-oxidant properties they carry help reduce swelling around the eyes. Here’s how to use them…

– Steep 2 tea bags in a mug of hot water for 5 minutes.

– Remove the tea bags, squeeze out the excess water and put them in the fridge for about 10 minutes or a little more.

– Place the chilled teabags over closed eyes and let them sit for 5 minutes. Repeat the process until you get the desired result.


Placing slices of cucumber or potato over the eyes works wonders for the eyes. They both noticeably help brighten the eyes as well as reduce puffiness and under eye circles.

How to use…

– Cut a few thick slices off cucumber or potato and put them in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.

– Put the chilled slices over the closed eyelids until they become warm.

– Rinse eyes with water, and repeat this process often.


One simple secret to getting clearer eyes is to keep your eyes hydrated for proper lubrication. Splash the eyes with room-temperature water a few times daily. This will help get rid of dull and tired eyes. Avoid staring at the computer screen for too long to prevent the eyes from drying out. Blink often as well to prevent the eyes from drying out. Also, drink plenty of water and eat water-rich fruits and vegetables.


One of the ways you can exercise they eyes is by shutting them and squeezing tightly. Then open them quickly, as wide as possible. Repeat the process until the eyes begin to water. This will help your eyes look and feel fresh and bright.

Another way is by moving a pen or pencil horizontally and vertically in front of your eyes, keeping your eyes focused on the tip of the pen. Do this exercise for 10 to 15 minutes daily.

The other option is to rub the palms of your hands together until they become warm, and then place them over your closed eyelids for a few minutes.


I hope you found this post helpful. Please, note that if dull and bloodshot eyes are accompanied by serious pains and nausea, it may be a symptom of a serious health condition that requires urgent medical attention. Call your doctor to book an appointment and ascertain the cause.