Our eyelids are extremely sensitive and can easily become red, swollen, irritated and puffy, but do not despair; it's easier to get rid of puffy and swollen eyes than you think, especially minor symptoms. Minor puffiness and swelling is the type that you notice when you wake up, but is then reduced or eliminated by mid-morning as gravity drains the fluid that's accumulated during the night.
Puffy and swollen eyes are a condition where the eyes begin swapping because of different factors. The skin around the eyes is very thin and is full of blood vessels which make it very sensitive. Normally puffy eyes will go away after a little bit of time or some simple home treatments. Neverheless, puffy eyes are also symptoms of other eye conditions that may require examination by an eye care professional. In cases where puffy eyes are severe and persistent or are accompanied by pain, discomfort, blurry vision, or other conditions, an optometrist should be contacted about the problem.
Puffy eyes can be the result of many factors. These include fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors as well. When we cry, it is commonly accompanied by swollen eyes. This is because of the fact that our body reacts to emotions and causes more blood to flow through the eyes which leads to swelling. Also the product or result of too many emotional tears can strain the eyes. Also, we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by different factors such as too much sodium in a diet causing water retention, tossing and turning and not getting adequate sleep, excessive drinking of alcohol, and others as well.
Ensuring you are drinking plenty of water will also reduce eye symptoms such as swelling and puffiness. When a person is dehydrated the body starts storing water as a defense system and this will add to puffiness around the eyes.
Your contact lenses could also be irritating your eyes and causing puffiness. Ensure you follow your eye doctor's instructions as to the proper use of your contacts. Wearing them longer than recommended is not a good idea and can do long term damage. Also sharing contact lenses amongst friends is definitely not a good idea. Many think that it is okay to swap theatrical contact lenses at Halloween and other social occasions. This is a definite no-no.
A surprising culprit responsible for mid-day eye puffiness is finger nail polish containing typealdehyde. There are new typealdehyde-free nail polish that you should look into if you are allergy prone. Also hair spray or a new eye makeup can also cause swelling in your eye site. If you continually have eye symptoms go see your doctor. You could have having symptoms of sinusitis or allergies that can be cleared up by antibiotics or medication.
Source by Benni Jenyfari