Eye Care Center

J. David Karlin, MD

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HOW TO USE EYE DROPS
Using eye drops can be challenging for many people. It is an important component of treatment for many eye diseases.  It is important that it is properly and regularly administered. Here are some suggestions to help you use eye drops properly for maximum safety and effectiveness:



1:
First wash and dry your hands.

2:
Tilt your head back and look up. With the index finger of one hand, pull down the lower lid








3:
With other hand, tilt the container and dispense the drop into the corner of the eye near the nose. Use the nose or cheek to steady your hand


4:
Gently blink several times to spread the medication. Close your eye for about 30 to 45 seconds and then dry the excess medication with a clean facial tissue by gently dabbing the closed eye.