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Do’s and Don’t’s When Using Eye Drops


Your optometrist may recommend you to use eye drops to treat an eye infection, injury, or condition. You may also be using over-the-counter eye drops to relieve dry or red eyes. No matter what reason you are using them, it is important for you to use eye drops correctly.

As a provider of visual ophthalmology services, here are some do’s and don’t’s we frequently remind our clients:

  • Don’t self-diagnose
    While it is important to educate yourself, it is important to contact an eye doctor if your eye problems persist longer than one or two days.
  • Know what you are taking and why
    Make sure to check whether you are taking prescription drops or some over-the-counter lubricating drops as they are not the same.
  • Take out your contact lenses
    Only specific types of drops can be applied without removing your contact lenses. Wait a few minutes before putting your contact lenses back on.
  • Don’t touch
    Make sure the tip of the eye drop bottle does not touch your eye or eyelashes as this can introduce bacteria that can taint the drops.
  • Don’t rush
    Take the time to follow the application procedures to achieve the maximum benefit.

Are you in need of quality eyecare? Come on over to our eyeglasses store in New York. We at Forest Optical will ensure that you have the right eyewear to go about your daily life.

We are an optical glasses store in Ridgewood, New York offering services such as eye exams, contact lens exams and fittings, and diagnostic testing.

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