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About Eye Drops for Dry Eye Symptom Relief

Eye drops are used to lubricate dry eyes and help maintain moisture on the outer surface of the eyes. Eye drops may be used to relieve dry eye symptoms that result from aging, some medical conditions, certain medications, eye surgery, or environmental factors.

 

How to use eye drops

1. Wash hands

Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water.

wash-hands

 

2. Remove the dropper cap

Look to make sure tip isn’t cracked. Do not touch the tip.

Remove the dropper cap

 

3. Create a pocket

Use your fingertip to form a pocket between your lower eyelid and eyeball.

Use your fingertip to form a pocket between your lower eyelid and eyeball

 

4. Hold bottle close to your eye

Squeeze lightly to put one or two drops inside your lower lid. See product directions for how many drops to use.

Hold bottle close to your eye

 

5. Tilt your head

Gently close your eyes and tilt your head back for a few seconds.

Tilt your head

 

Tips on Applying Eye Drops

 

vacuum

 

Hold your eyes open when applying eye drops

 

tip-of-bottle

 

Don’t let the tip of the bottle touch your eye or any surface

 

Don’t mix eye drops

 

Don’t mix eye drops together