Caring for Eyes
How to Apply Optrex Eye Drops
- Carefully read the full instructions on the pack label/leaflet before use.
- Wash your hands before and after using the drops.
- To help avoid infection (and cross-contamination), don't touch the bottle tip with your finger or eyes.
- Sit or stand in front of a mirror, or lie back
- Tilt your head back, put the right number of drops into your eye and blink several times to make sure the drops cover your eye.
- If you don't like putting drops into your eye, try closing the eye and gently pulling the lower lid down. Aim the drop into the inside corner of the eye, then open it and let the drop run down. Or if you are suffering from dry, irritated eyes try Optrex ActiMist™ Eye Spray for an easy to use, drop free solution.
- A good option for administering drops to youngsters is to lay the child on a bed with eyes closed and drop the required amount into the edge of the eye closest to the nose. The drops will fall into the eye when the child opens them, so get him/her to blink a few times while lying down
- Wipe away any liquid that falls onto your cheek with a tissue.
- Put the cap back onto the bottle so it's secure
- Always follow the instructions on the pack about the course of treatment, further symptoms and when to seek medical advice.
- Check the drops aren't past their expiry date and check how long you have to use them before they're no longer sterile. In many cases this is 28 days after opening.
- It's also essential to check how the drops should be stored - in most cases this is below 25C but if you are using Optrex Infected Eye Drops remember these must be stored in the fridge. (Always keep any medicines out of the reach and sight of children)
- If you have obtained a licensed drop from the pharmacist, return any unused product to the pharmacy.
- To prevent infections developing or spreading, don't share eye drops.