Ivey Eye Institute - London Ontario Canada

| Wednesday September 18, 2019
12:04 AM

Follow these steps in order to properly administer eye drops:

  • 1. Wash hands before and after putting in eye drops
  • 2. Pull the lower eyelid down
  • 3. Put the drops into the space between the lower eyelid and the eyeball as shown in this picture:
    Ivey Eye - Technique for Properly 
Administering Eye Drops
  • 4. Do not let the bottle/dropper touch your eye or the area around it
  • 5. Close your eye, wipe away any drops or tears with Kleenex
  • 6. Wipe from inside to outside of eye
Cindy M. L. Hutnik
Lulu Bursztyn
Ivey Eye Institute
St. Joseph's Health Care London, St. Joseph's Hospital
Department of Ophthalmology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
268 Grosvenor Street, Zone B, Level 1, Room B1-050
London Ontario Canada, N6A 4V2
Tel: 519-646-6100 ext. 66018
www.iveyeye.ca / patients / eye-drop-instructions /
This page last updated on: January 24, 2013.