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How can I keep my eyes white without using eyedrops?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Nosferatu, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Well-Known Member

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    I usually vape about 2-3 times a day. Using Clear Eyes that many times just feels horrible, and I wake up with watery red eyes if I use them at night. Now my eyes just irritate me all day, always dry and glossy feeling. I used to vape light and drink alot of water per sesh, and they would be pretty white, but if I were to go to work I would still need drops. I also used these natural eyedrops but you would need to apply them 3 times to get as white as clear eyes get you, and they are too expensive.

    Do I just need to cut down? Would that solve the constant redeye problem, or are there tokers here that vape that often and dont need drops? Whats your secret? Do I just need to endure redeyes for a week then it will naturally stop? I cant use Clear Eyes for the rest of my life, thats for sure, so I might as well find a solution now. And call me crazy but using Clear Eyes affect my memory, I'm certain of that, I tested it.
     
  2. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    I feel your pain. :lol: My eyes are chronically red since I vape daily (and used to combust daily). That's one of the reasons I picked this avatar; sort of a parody of that symptom. Cutting down your consumption will obviously help, but perhaps changing your eye drops to a lubricating drop would help. I use them daily as prescribed by my eye doctor (I also have dry eye syndrome) and find they help. I don't see any change in my memory.....at least I don't remember any.....
     
  3. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    is just not caring not an option?
    I;ve never cared about having red eyes, and never used eyedrops(altough that has 2 other reasons: 1.nobody here uses eyedrops against red eyes and I wouldn't know where to get them 2.as a kid I've gotten eyedrops a few times at the eyedoctor and I remember they hurt really bad)
    now I almost never get red eyes anymore, in the beginning(first few months smoking weed or so) I would get red eyes often, after that I only got them after 10-11 at night, now I only get glazy eyes, same for all my friends, I remember when I still got red eyes a lot of my friends got then too sometimes, now I rarely see it(don't remember seeing any of my friends with red eyes for a long while)
     
  4. warren79

    warren79 Active Member

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    Me and my gf will share a joint and half hour later her eyes would be slightly redish but not really noticable....mine on the other hand would be RED AS FUCK like Im possesed by a demon. It sucks to use eye drops but I have to.....Honestly I don't think anyone in the world gets red eyes like I do, smoking lightly, drinking water, vaping,eating brownies.I get the red'st fucking eyes from all of them and nothing helps.......someone got a magical cure for this? Eyedrops are awsome because they make my eyeball look brand new but I don't know how long I have till I go blind because of using them.
     
  5. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Having used eyedrops for most of my adult life, and growing up here in the US where there are Visine advertisements all around us, I just assumed that the whole world used eyedrops to "get the red out". Recently I was in Brazil and was in need of some eyedrops. As I asked around, the people down there looked at me like I was insane. "You want to put some drops IN YOUR EYES????? Why would you do that??". It suddenly occurred to me that the only reason that Visine and Clear Eyes are so prevalent in the US is because we're a nation of stoners. In Brazil marijuana is tantamount to herion, so it is much less common to find someone who needs to use eyedrops. For that reason I believe that eyedrops are not sold there.

    Of course I could be totally mistaken - it wouldn't be the first time.

    Cheers!
     
  6. 2Supra4U

    2Supra4U Well-Known Member

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    visine ans that shit is not good for you you should not be using it numerous times each day

    look it up and you will see.

    find a strain that dosent make your eyes totally boodshot and use ti when you dont want to look possessed.

    i used to get real bad eyes but i found lots of time when combusting that i woudl come across strains that didnt make my eyes as red or didnt make them red at all......but i would still be high as shit lol.
     
  7. SmokingElectricity

    SmokingElectricity Livin' Astro

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    just say you got allergies, stop using the clear eyes [cause using it that often will make things worse and possibly damage your eyes] and got to the headshop and buy a bottle of sythetic urine incase your job calls you out.
     
  8. george

    george Well-Known Member

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    Like others have said, don't use Visine or anything alike on a daily basis. You dont wanna be dumping chemicals in your eyes.

    Use artificial tears, eye lubricants, shit like that is better for you. Obviously nothing at all is the best, but not always possible.
     
  9. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Blaaaaah

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    I vape just as often as you and never have red eyes. Sure, at times my eyes may look glossy or glazed over a bit, but never the stereotypical stoner red eyes. I only get that after a T-break the first few times I get high.

    I also never use eye drops. I think it may have a good amount to do with the individual, and not just how high you are.
     
  10. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    I have issues with eye drops. I have my theories that they cause your eyes to not lubricate themselves properly after habitual use.

    I'm glad I stopped giving a shit about my eyes. Mine always got glassy not red. Now they don't do either.
     
  11. Cleanfiend

    Cleanfiend Well-Known Member

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    Rohto V. best eye drops you will ever use. i prefer the green cap.

    problem solved.
     
  12. CombustionJunction

    CombustionJunction What's Your Function?

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    I just stopped giving a fuck. It's been working for me. No one ever asks me about red eyes.
     
  13. djonkoman

    djonkoman Well-Known Member

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    I do agree it's probably mostly an americam thing, but I live in the netherlands, THE country famous for weed, and as said in my previous post it's also very uncommon here(I at least never met someone who used eyedrops, never seen them apart from when I had to put them in at the eyedoctor's and wouldn't know where to buy them, never seen an ad for eyedrops either)
    so it's more likely it's the opposite, that the illegality in america is the reason. and if that's the case it's likely that there will be a drop in eyedrop-use in decriminalized states(since t isn't fully legal here either but more comparable to decriminalized
     
  14. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt care but I already have naturally red eyes, so when I toke, I look like I'm possessed by Satan himself. So I dont really have a choice...people give me weird looks and I dont want to talk to girls and stuff with ugly red eyes. Maybe if I stop the clear eyes the dependance on them will leave and I will slowly stop getting red eyes from cannabis? I dunno...

    I was always accused of being a stoner before I toked, my eyes are always fucked up looking, so it makes it so much more of a dillema....
     
  15. aesthyrian

    aesthyrian Blaaaaah

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    well if people already thought you looked high before you even started to smoke, then I say fuck it. You can't change that, you can try to cover it up but if you look like you're high then so be it. Plus chicks dig dude who toke so you're fine :cool:
     
  16. vapirtoo

    vapirtoo Well-Known Member

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    The red eye thing is bad, but the relaxation and reconfiguration of the fine
    facial muscles is what gives us that stoner look.
    It happens to all of us to a certain degree. I have to
    pick and choose when to get high. I really wish
    that we all could come out of the closet and just be ourselves
    without all the judgements. :lol: :2c:
     
  17. UncleJunior

    UncleJunior Well-Known Member

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    Hahahah red eyes... the classic stereo type trait of a marijuana smoker. This has always been a myth to me and most people I know.. because even when I used to burn out, my eyes never got red. Rofl nd to answer your question uh.. eye drops. If you don't wanna use eye drops then your shit out of luck.. white out?
     
  18. Nycdeisel

    Nycdeisel Well-Known Member

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    THIS THIS THIS!!

    I never use eyedrops of any kind anymore, but when I still only used them occasionally I started to wonder and did some research, using drops meant to lubricate your eyes rather then covering up redness is a lot better.

    PS: Rohtos contain menthol, which is why they have that burning/cooling feeling.
     
  19. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Well-Known Member

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    Ya I think Ill have to go no eye drops for a while, and see how it goes, but I just stand out like no other with no drops, eyes red as the devil himself.. :uhoh:
     
  20. Elluzion

    Elluzion Vapeosaurus Rex

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    To be honest, my eyes get as red as the devils dick :mad:

    which sucks...

    I have tried "Roto" but I wish that there was a more natural way. Does anyone know? I think the more I have red eyes, the more people will get used to me having red eyes, so when i'm stoned, people wont notice?
     
  21. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Well-Known Member

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    But if your eyes get as red as the devils dick, as do mine, I think our eyes are basically socially unacceptable. If I toke fat like I would do for work, and dont use drops, I would be getting stared at and asked by everyone if I'm high. Its just awkward and brings unwanted attention. I dont hide that I'm a pothead, I just feel embarrassed having bloodshot eyes, I dont think its attractive personally, glossy and pink on the otherhand is no biggy. I just dont want to mistaken for a demon or anything.
     
  22. Mckdenton

    Mckdenton Vaporoni and cheese

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    The trick is to never let your boss/ co-works see you straight. make them think "oh, this fellow just always has red eyes...."
    :peace:
     
  23. Deadhead101

    Deadhead101 I am the Vapor King--I can do anything

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    I used to use Visine regularly. Then stopped caring. At first my eyes would be really red (like the devil's elbow), but after a week or so of regular vaping, the problem went away; now my eyes are usually just glossy and not too red. A lot of it is about your demeanor too. If I were to avoid eye contact or act skiddish in addition to my slightly red eyes, people may accuse me. But if I act confident and look in peoples eyes and such, I don't have any problems.

    Also, sleeping after vaping leaves my eyes incredibly red. In fact any time I let my eyes become closed my eyes become red. To combat this I like to put mousturizer right below and around my eyes. It helps to wake my eyes up.
     
  24. Nosferatu

    Nosferatu Well-Known Member

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    Your right its important to look in peoples eyes when stoned. I have a bad habbit of wondering eyes when stoned but I mean its hard to look in your families or coworkers eyes when they are really red, especially if there not accepting of MJ. Its annoying how this whole dilema is based off the fact its illegal and frowned upon, I'm gonna start just not carring, gotta make the point somehow. Thanks guys :peace:
     
  25. george

    george Well-Known Member

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    Moisturizing around your eyes might also help. They have special lotions or creams for your eye area.

    IMO, something like this is better than using standard visine or whatnot. http://www.amazon.com/Clear-eyes-Eyes-Natural-Tears/dp/B001SZRJQO

    "Natural Tears Formula contains six major ingredients found in natural tears, for daily moisturizing comfort for Mild Dry Eyes".
     

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