10 Ways to Make Your Eyes Brighter and Whiter Without a Prescription

The worst thing about waking up with red, bloodshot eyes isn't the fact that they instantly make you look sick and/or hungover. It's that usually they're accompanied by itching (if it's allergies or irritation) or a headache (if you maybe had too much wine the night before). Basically, having red, bloodshot eyes is not fun. 

We spoke to Andrew Iwach, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to see how to prevent and deal with red eyes. If your symptoms are unusual or they last for longer than a few days, Iwach says to contact your ophthalmologist. But for non-serious cases, you usually can get rid of red eyes without a trip to the doctor. Here, 10 home remedies for red eyes.