Patient education

How to instill eye drops without opening your eyes

Open the bottle (or vial) and tilt it upside down

Tilt your head back OR lie down facing the ceiling

Close eyes

Place tip of bottle (or vial) near or just touching the inside corner of the closed eye

Release a drop

Blink your eyes until you feel the wetness on your eye

Wipe off the excess with a clean tissue

Repeat steps for other eye OR do both at same time (if applicable)