Ivey Eye Institute - London Ontario Canada

| Tuesday May 11, 2021
12:50 PM

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
Sapna Sharan
Alex Fraser
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.