Long term usage of cantact lenses
itself can incite an allergic response in the eyes. Claritin is a good steroid eye drop and can be used for 2 weeks. However persistence of red eyes
with crusty eyes could also be due to associated blepharitis
( inflammation of the eyelids). The treatment of blepharitis is as follows-
Many appropriate systems of eyelid hygiene exist, and all include variations of 3 essential steps.
First, application of heat to warm the eyelid gland secretions and to promote evacuation and cleansing of the secretory passages is essential. Individuals are directed to use soaked warm compresses and to apply them to the lids repeatedly. Warm water in a washcloth, soaked gauze pads, or microwaved, soaked cloths can be used. However extreme heat should be avoided.
•Second, the eyelid margin is scrubbed mechanically to remove adherent material, such as crusting, and to clean the gland orifices. This can be completed with a warm washcloth or with gauze pads. Water often is used, although some clinicians prefer that a few drops of baby shampoo be mixed in one bottle cap full of warm water to form a cleaning solution. Attention must be directed to gentle mechanical jostling or scrubbing of the eyelid margin itself, not the skin of the lids or of the bulbar conjunctival surface. Vigorous scrubbing should be avoided as it may be harmful.
Third, an antibiotic ointment is applied to the eyelid margin after it has been soaked and scrubbed. Antibiotic-corticosteroid ointment combinations can be used for short courses, although their use is less appropriate for long-term management and should be used strictly on the advise of the ophthalmologist
You can also use lubricating eye drops such as preservative free Refresf tears eye drops, 1 drop 4 times a day for a month. It will help to soothe the eye.