Visine has been a staple in the pockets and handbags of stoners for decades. This is for a damn good reason. Ask just about anyone who has been consuming for a while. Chances are they will tell you that they have suffered from red eyes. Have you ever stopped to wonder why many people suffer from reddened eyes from cannabis? If so you have come to the right place! Let’s dive into this topic and get to the bottom of what causes red eyes. We will also look at some of the options that may help you to prevent it from occurring.
One of the many benefits that the active cannabinoid known as THC found within cannabis offers is an increase in blood circulation. THC is also known for reducing blood pressure which can be a great benefit from those who suffer from things such as glaucoma. The increase in blood flow, however, isn’t always a good thing. This is because it causes the blood vessels to expand which include the blood vessels within the eye. In addition to increased blood flow throughout the body causes the vessels to be more visible in your eyes. It is this expansion of the blood vessels that create what appears to be an irritation.
There are also several other factors that come into play when it comes to red eyes. These include your DNA and the specific strain of cannabis that you are consuming. Additionally, how long you have been consuming cannabis and how hydrated you are, also play significant roles. DNA is strange and just like cannabis strains can all treat people differently, some people may suffer from red eye every time they consume, while others may never face this problem at all. This is because we are all individuals with our very own unique DNA. If you have been consuming cannabis for a long time, chances are you have built up a tolerance for irritants, whereas those who are new to cannabis are more likely to experience this reaction.
So what can you do to prevent red eyes from occurring? Some of the most common tips include flashing your face with cold water, staying hydrated before and of course, utilizing eye drops. Another way that you can fight back against red eyes is through consuming vasoconstrictors such as caffeinated soda, chocolate or coffee. A vasoconstrictor such as those mentioned will help to fight against the widening of blood vessels which occurs from increased blood flow.