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  • Eye Drops

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    Edited By Daniel Porter
    Published Jun. 01, 2023

    Eye drops are a key part of your ophthalmologist’s tool kit. Some of the common eye drops you might encounter are:

    How often should I use eye drops?

    Make sure to put in the right amount of eye drops at the right time. For prescription drops, your doctor will specify how much and how often to use them. These instructions should also appear on the bottle’s label. For over-the-counter eye drops, follow the instructions on the package or package insert.

    How do I use eye drops? 

    It can be tricky to use eye drops without spilling, missing your eye, or using more than you need to. Learn how to put in eye drops and get help if you need it.

    How can I tell if medicine is meant for the eye?

    If you are ever unsure about how to use any medication, be sure to ask your doctor or your pharmacist.

    Your ophthalmologist can tell you more about eye drops whether they are prescribed, used before or after surgery, or purchased over the counter.