How to Put in Eye Drops for Dry Eye
Whether you’re using eye drops for hay fever, conditions like styes, or Dry Eye Disease, we’re here for you. Read on to find out our tips on how to put in eye drops for Dry Eye.
How to put in eye drops: Step-by-step instructions
Step 1: Prepare
Wash your hands and make sure that you have everything you need around you.
Step 2: Tilt your head
Sit up and look up, or lay down if this is easier.
Step 3: Pull down your eyelid
Pull your eyelid down and away from your eyeball, making a pocket for your drops.
Step 4: Squeeze the bottle
Put the prescribed number of drops into your eye, or the number of drops suggested on the bottle or instructions for use. You may have to squeeze or use a pump action to administer the drops.
Step 5: Close your eyes
Close your eye for at least one minute and hold your finger over your tear duct (the small hole in the corner of your eye).
Should you blink after putting eye drops in?
How long should you close your eyes after eye drops?
How many times a day can you use eye drops?
The number of times a day you should use eye drops varies depending on the type of eye drop you choose. VisuXL® eye drops only need to be used two times a day, making them a solution that can become part of your daily routine.
How far away do you hold eye drops?
How should I store eye drops?
Best eye drops for dry eyes
We offer a vast range of eye drops for dry eyes, so that you can be prepared. From VisuXL® Gel to Xailin® Tears, we have everything you could need.
Our latest blog helps you to identify which Dry Eye products would suit your needs, based on your symptoms. For more information on eye gels and eye drops for dry eyes, visit this blog: Eye Drops vs Eye Gel for Dry Eyes
In most cases, the best way to treat dry eyes, Also known as dry eye syndrome, is to use eye gel or eye drops.
VisuXL Gel® is a preservative-free smart gel lubricant for dry eye syndrome. It provides comfort in a bottle with it’s long-lasting lubrication properties giving 12-hour dosing with just one drop and is suitable for both day and night use.
VisuXL® is a preservative-free eye drop lubricant for dry eye syndrome. Due to its unique ingredients, VisuXL® will help you recover from eye surgery, an injury or persistent damaging dry eye.
VisuEvo® is a preservative-free eye drop that prevents excessive evaporation of the tear film. Its unique formula contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamins A and D and ultra-filtered phospholipids that facilitate tear film presentation and control evaporation.
All three products are contact lens-friendly and can be used for 180 days after opening.Shop now
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- VisuXL® Instructions for Use (IFU). Accessed January 2023.
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- Dr.Manoj Rai Mehta. ‘How to Safely Store Eye Drop Dispensers at Home or Office’,Practo, 06/04/17. Accessed January 2023.