Applying Drops to the Eye

Steps For Putting In Eye Drops:

If you regularly apply drops into the eye and have found difficulties you may find that adapting 'your technique' along the lines of the following may be beneficial to both your comfort and success.

  1. Start by tilting your head backward while sitting, standing, or lying down. With your index finger placed on the soft spot just below the lower lid, gently pull down to form a pocket.

  2. Look up. Squeeze one drop into the pocket in your lower lid. Don't blink, wipe your eye, or touch the tip of the bottle on your eye or face.

  3. Close your eye. Keep closed for three minutes without blinking.

Optional: Gently press on the inside corner of your closed eyes with your index finger and thumb for two to three minutes (to keep the drops from draining into your throat and getting into your system).

Blot around your eyes to remove any excess.

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