Use your eye drops the right way

This article illustrates the right way to use your eye drops.

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​ Use your eye drops the right way​


​​1​Wash your hands with soap ​and water before you apply the eye drops.​​
​2​​Read the instructions on the label.
​​​​3
Shake the bottle before using the medication.


​4Remove the seal.

​​5
Sit with your head tilted backward and look up.


​6​Using a finger, gently pull down the lower eyelid to form a pocket.
​7
Hold the bottle with the dropper as close to the eye as possible. Avoid touching the eye with the dropper.


​8
Apply one drop into the eye. 
Replace the eye drops cap after each use.

9​​Place your finger against the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. This prevents medication from entering the tear duct.
​10​Close your eye gently and minimise blinking.
Do not rub your eyes. 
Wipe off any excess drops around the eye with a tissue.
​11​If you have to apply 2 different types of eye drops at the same time, apply the second eye drop 5 minutes after applying the first. This allows the two different eye drops to work better.
​Store this medicine correctly.
​​​


Store in a cool, dry place.



​Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.


​​Do not keep expired medicines or medicines that are no longer needed. Discard your eye drops 30 days after opening. ​

Log on to www.pharmacy.nhg.com.sg to
  • Fill your balance prescription (valid for NHG Polyclinics’ patients only).
  • ​Shop for health products.
  • Ask a question about your medication.
We are located in these polyclinics:

Ang Mo Kio Pharmacy
Blk 723 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8
#01-4136 S(560723)

Bukit Batok Pharmacy
50 Bukit Batok West Ave 3
S(659164)

Choa Chu Kang Pharmacy
2 Teck Whye Crescent
S(688846)

Clementi Pharmacy
Blk 451 Clementi Ave 3
#02-307 S(120451)

Hougang Pharmacy
89 Hougang Ave 4
S(538829)

Jurong Pharmacy
190 Jurong East Ave 1
S(609788)

Toa Payoh Pharmacy
2003 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh
S(319260)

Woodlands Pharmacy
10 Woodlands Street 31
S(738579)

Yishun Pharmacy
30A Yishun Central 1
S(768796)

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For enquiries, please contact Call Centre at 6355 3000.
PH011-002-EC-0316-V2​


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