How to put drops correctly in your eye
It is important to learn the
correct way of putting drops in the eye especially after
LASIK or another
eye surgery, or during
the receiving treatment for
- Without letting the tip of the bottle touch your eye or
eyelid, squeeze one drop of the medicine into the
space between your eye and your lower eyelid. One eye drop
is sufficient, more than one drop is a waste.
- After you squeeze the drop of medicine into your eye,
close your eye. Then press a finger between your eye and the
top of your nose. Press for several minutes. This way, more
of the medicine stays in your eye. You'll be less likely to
have side effects.
- Wash your hands again after you put the drops in your
- Don't let the tip of the bottle touch a table, the
cabinet or anything else.
I need to take more than one
glaucoma medicine. How do I do that?
- Put a drop of the first medicine in your eye. Wait at
least 10 minutes to put the second medicine in your eye. If
you're taking three medicines, wait 10 more minutes before
putting the third medicine in your eye. If you don't wait 10
minutes between medicines, some of the medicine may run out
of your eye. If the medicine runs out of your eye, it
doesn't help you.
- If someone else puts your medicines in your eye for you,
remind that person to wait 10 minutes