American Academy of Ophthalmology answered:
Putting drops in your eye may seem difficult at first but becomes easier with practice. Follow these steps:
Putting drops in your eye may seem difficult at first but becomes easier with practice. Follow these steps: Wash your hands prior to using your eyedrops. Remove the cap. Do not touch the dropper tip. Tilt your head back slightly. Pull your lower... More
- Wash your hands prior to using your eyedrops.
- Remove the cap. Do not touch the dropper tip.
- Tilt your head back slightly.
- Pull your lower lid away from the eye to form a “pocket” by: (a) pulling the lower lid down with your index finger or (b) pinching lid outward with thumb and index finger.
- Hold the dropper tip directly over the eyelid pocket. (You may wish to brace your hand against your face or forehead to keep it steady.)
- Look up and let the eyedrop fall into the pocket without touching the bottle to your eye or eyelid (to prevent contamination of the bottle).
- Close your eyes (do not blink) and apply pressure to the point where the lids meet the nose. Hold for two to three minutes.
- Before opening your eyes — and this is very important — wipe unabsorbed drops and tears from the closed lids with a tissue. Then open your eyes.
- If you need to take more than one kind of eye medication at the same time, wait three to five minutes before using the second drop.