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Old 01-25-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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We have recently moved to Denver from the suburbs of Washington, DC. My husband retired last year - we are both in our mid-fifties. We're renting a furnished condo for several months before buying a home in order to get a "feel" for various neighborhoods. We are really loving Denver....except for one thing! My eyes are often bloodshot! Never suffered from this before. I am assuming it has something to do with the altitude and/or low humidity. Is it just a matter of my eyes getting adjusted to the different conditions? Any advice will be most welcome! (Maybe I'm just not drinking enough water!) Thanks in advance for any answers!

p.s. I'll be posting more questions in the future about neighborhoods, etc.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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I have that problem too. I believe it might be the dry air, it is very dry here. If your eyes feel dry if I were you I'd look for some moisturizing eyedrops (I use them every couple of days). Welcome to the high desert.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:01 AM
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I'd see an eye doctor first to rule out allergies, irritations, etc. first.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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I have that problem every day. It is mostly due to the very dry air both indoors and outside that we have in Colorado. If you wear contact lenses you may have to switch wearing glasses during the day and keep the contacts for socialising. Otherwise, you'll just have to start investing in lots of eyedrops and possibly a humidifier for the home and/or office.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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I'd see an eye doctor first to rule out allergies, irritations, etc. first.
Much agreed if it last for more then a few weeks. I don't have this condition here, but I do in Houston and in Phoenix. It is due to allergies, not dryness, for me anyway.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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All three times I've visited my eyes get bloodshot. Pretty sure it's from the dry air AND cuz (to me at least) it's brighter there since you're closer to the sun, so I noticed I squint a LOT more when I'm visiting in Denver.

Eyedrops........ a must in drier climates.......

Also you might want to invest in a humidifier that you run only in your bedroom at night so that your skin has more moisture while you sleep. It helps tremendously.
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