Eye drop instructions

Information for patients

Download this resource pdf.

Instructions for using your eyedrops:

  1. Read the label on the bottle. The way we may have attached the label may mean it sticks out from the bottle. Please hold the bottle so the label doesn’t touch your eye.
  2. Wash your hands.
  3. Tilt your head back or lie back in a chair.
  4. Gently pull the lower lid away from the eye. (Picture 1)
  5. Place dropper close to eye socket (not touching). Look up.
  6. Place one drop into the space between the lid and eye. (Picture 2)
  7. Gently close your eye and blink slowly several times.

Do not rub your eyes.

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How to take care of your eye drops


  • Wash your hands before and after using the eye drops
  • Recap the bottle immediately after you have used the drops and store upright in a cool dark place
  • Use one drop each time
  • Throw away the eyedrops after the treatment is finished. If treatment is for longer than 4 weeks a fresh bottle should be obtained every 28 days

Do not

  • Touch the end of the dropper or allow it to touch your eyelid or lashes
  • Breath on the end of the dropper
  • Allow anyone else to use your eye drops
  • Allow children to come in contact with the eye drops

(Please click and download the eye drop diary below if required)

Eye drop diary (620kB pdf)

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  • LN: 002875
  • Edition number: 4 Version 1
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