Eye Drop Tips:
Prescription eye drops for glaucoma help maintain the pressure in your eye at a healthy level and are an important part of the treatment routine for many people.
Always check with your doctor if you are having difficulty.
- Follow your doctor’s orders.
- Be sure your doctor knows about any other drugs you may be taking (including over-the-counter items like vitamins, aspirin, and herbal supplements) and about any allergies you may have.
- If you are using more than one drop or more than one type of eye drop, wait five minutes before instilling the next drop. This will keep the first drop from being washed out by the second drop before it has had time to work.
Steps For Putting In Eye Drops:
- 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.
- Let a drop fall into the pocket.
- Close your eyes for 3-5 minutes between drops, and try not to blink. This keeps the drops from entering your circulation.
- Blot around your eyes to remove any excess.
If you are still having trouble putting eye drops in, here are some tips that may help:
If Your Hands Are Shaking:
Try approaching your eye from the side so you can rest your hand on your face to help steady your hand.
If You Are Still Having Trouble Getting The Drop Into Your Eye:
Lay on your back, and place a drop in the inner corner of your eyelid (the side closest to the bridge of your nose). Tilt your head, open your eyes slowly, and the drop should fall right into your eye.