The 4 Step Guide to Using Eye Drops

Eye care Pontiac MIThere are few things that may frighten you more than having to touch your eye; a bed full of spiders and mouth full of worms included. If you have allergies, chronic dry eye, or some sort of eye infection, one of our doctors at Wilkinson Eye Center may prescribe you with a prescription strength eye drop. However, even though eye drops are one of the best ways that you can help restore moisture and comfort to your eyes, they’re not always easy for everyone to put in. To help you feel more confident and comfortable when putting your eye drops in, we have created a brief article. Read on to learn more.

  • Step One: Wash Your Hands

Before you touch your eyes or even go near them, make sure that you wash your hands with warm water and soap so that you don’t get dirt or bacteria in them.

  • Step Two: Hold Your Eyes Open

One of the easiest ways to make sure the eye drops make it into your eyes is to hold them open with two fingers. To do this, take your thumb and index finger and gently part your eyelids.

  • Step Three: Tilt Your Head Back

Gravity will always do its thing so use it to your advantage when you are using eyedrops and tilt your head backward.

  • Step Four: Squeeze In Drops and Blink

As the last step, squeeze the prescribed number of eye drops into your eyes. As soon as the enter your eyes, blink. Blinking will help spread your eye drops around your eyes and ensure that the entire thing is lubricated.

Just like with anything new, it may take you a few times to get used to putting eye drops in your eyes. However, in no time, you will be a pro. To learn more about eye drops, how to put them in, or to schedule an eye examination, contact Wilkinson Eye Center today!

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