How to Insert Eyedrops

  • Wash your hands prior to using your eyedrops.
  • Remove the cap from the bottle. Do not touch the dropper tip.
  • Tilt your head back slightly.
  • Pull your lower eyelid away from the eye with your index finger to form a "pocket":
  • Hold the dropper tip directly over the eyelid pocket (you may wish to brace your hand against your face to keep it steady).
  • Look up and let the drop fall into the pocket without touching the bottle to your eye or eyelid.
  • It is okay if more than one drop falls into your eye.
  • Close your eyes and apply pressure to the point where the lids meet the nose. Hold for two minutes.

  • If you need to take more than one kind of eye medication at the same time, wait three minutes before using the second medication.