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LUMIFY drops safely reduce redness temporarily in the eye due to minor eye irritations such as environmental allergies and dryness. The results are within a few seconds and last up to 8 hours. 

What is LUMIFY?

Its active ingredient is low dose brimonidine (0.025%) and it selectively constricts the veins instead of the arteries. Interestingly, brimonidine (0.1%) was first used as a glaucoma medication to lower eye pressure. It demonstrated redness reduction so researchers investigated this usage further. 

In clinical trials, LUMIFY was proven to be safe and effective when used as directed.  It is safe to use for anyone over the age of 18 years and may be used up to 4 times a day. If used more than recommended, your eyes may be irritated because LUMIFY has preservatives. Always speak to your eye care professional about your specific dose and if it’s the right drop for you. 


As previously mentioned, LUMIFY is the only over-the-counter redness reliever that selectively targets the veins and does not cause a rebound effect. 

Other “Get the Red Out” eye drops are decongestants that you should avoid. These drops cause the blood vessels (arteries) on the eyes to shrink so the eyes appear whiter. However, the blood vessels will dilate overtime and become red again. This causes the rebound effect and your eyes will become dependent on these drops. 

LUMIFY: A Temporary Solution to Red Eyes

Although LUMIFY is a great alternative to other red eye relief drops, it is still important to treat the underlying cause of your redness.  A red eye can say a lot about your health. There are several causes to a red eye including:

  • Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea) 
  • Viral infections (such as Herpes) 
  • Scleritis (inflammation of the sclera) 
  • Dry Eye 

If you have a persistent red eye and are using LUMIFY daily, visit your eye doctor to assess your eyes and rule out any other diseases. Contact your eye doctor or your nearest dry eye specialist so they can assess your red eye today and discuss if LUMIFY is an option for you. 


August 25, 2022

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