- Clean the eye area and remove any build-up or secretions.
- Tilt the head upward or lie down in a supine position.
- Lower the bottom eyelid with one hand holding the medication bottle with the other.
Hold the drops about 2 to 5 cm. away for the eye. Avoid direct contact between the tip of the dropper and the surface of the eye. This will prevent contamination of the sterile tip and reduce discomfort.
- Instill the prescribed number of drops into the eyes.