Many cases have been reported in which alcohol left different effects on
your eyes. Most of the effects are temporary and go out automatically after
taking a rest. These effects can be treated with eye drops easily and no
serious treatment is required for it. But there is a need to know about the
different effects that appeared after drinking wine.


8 Different Effects of Alcohol on the Eyes

Alcohol has different effects on the eyes but these effects depend on how
many drinks you have drunk at one time. So let’s start to explain some adverse effects
of wine that make your eyes red, dry, puffy, and swollen.

1. Double or Blurry Vision

Usually, high consumption of alcohol makes your vision blurry or double
because alcohol contains carbohydrates that raise blood sugar levels. This
way you may face dizziness, double or blurry vision after drinking too much

2. Red or Bloodshot Eyes

It is a second side effect of drinking heavy wine because alcohol can cause
the blood vessels in the eyes to swell. It does not only cause swollen blood
vessels also can develop allergic, itchiness, pain, and inflammation in the

3. Dry Eyes

Alcohol has a diuretic effect, meaning it develops frequent urination that
may contribute to dehydration. Sweating is another side effect of alcohol
that can deplete fluid levels. As a result, your eyes become dry after
drinking alcohol, and lubricant eye drops are the best treatment for this

4. Twitching or Trouble Focusing

Too much alcohol reduces the normal processing level of the pupils. As a
result, we don’t react to different lights and colors that can lead to
twitching or difficulty focusing.

5. Loss of Vision

Drinking heavy wine can lead to loss of vision, an eye disease known as
toxic amblyopia. This happens when the toxins of the alcohol cause damage to
the optic nerve. Our optic nerve contains millions of nerve fibers and its
main function is to carry the messages from the eyes to the brain.

6. Distorted Vision

Drinking alcohol on a regular basis reduces the effectiveness of
communication between neurotransmitters in the brain. This effect creates a
problem of distorted vision. Alcohol slows the functioning ability of the
eyes muscle that can weaken muscle coordination.

7. Involuntary Eye Movement

Alcohol causes involuntary eye movements as well as being uncomfortable it
can lead to a reduction in visual ability.

8. Yellow Sclera

The white area of the eye is known as the “sclera”. The sclera may get yellowness after a
few years of drinking. The yellow sclera is also a symbol of liver disease.
Alcohol destroys the function of the liver badly therefore the liver does not
perform its actions effectively. The main function of the liver is to purify the blood of the whole body but when our liver does not
work properly as a result, yellowness appeared in both eyes.

Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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