September 23, 2014
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Putting in eye drops: tips

Here are some helpful tips on putting your eye drops in:

  1. Tilt your head back slightly.
  2. Look toward the ceiling.
  3. Gently pull your lower eyelid down and place a drop in the sac.
  4. Then gently close your eyes and press the inside corner of your eyelid for about 2 minutes to block the excess eye drop from running into your nose.
  5. Wait about 5 minutes between drops, so as not to dilute the first drop with the second type of drop.

The most important point is that you put your drops in regularly by any technique that works best for you. Remember to also wash your hands with soap and water before and after using eye drops.

 
Frederick S. Mikelberg, MD 
in association with the MediResource Clinical Team 


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