Use your eye drops the right way

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

​ 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.
Shake the bottle before using the medication.

​4Remove the seal.

Sit with your head tilted backward and look up.

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

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. ​

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

Bukit Batok Pharmacy
50 Bukit Batok West Ave 3

Choa Chu Kang Pharmacy
2 Teck Whye Crescent

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

Hougang Pharmacy
89 Hougang Ave 4

Jurong Pharmacy
190 Jurong East Ave 1

Toa Payoh Pharmacy
2003 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh

Woodlands Pharmacy
10 Woodlands Street 31

Yishun Pharmacy
30A Yishun Central 1


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