Since reducing temperature has the effect of constricting blood vessels, which leads to decreased redness, swelling, and irritation, this simple method is a great option when you need to relax your eyes, but don't want to mess with much. Take four metal teaspoons and place them in ice water. Once they're cooled (not frozen), place two of the spoons, with the concave side toward your skin, following your eye socket's natural contour. Lay back, and relax. When the first set of spoons becomes warm from your body heat, replace it with the second set that's been chilling. Continue alternating spoons for up to 20 minutes.