How to Use

How to apply your eye drops

To ensure your best chance of success it always helps to take advice from the experts. This is the technique recommended by the pharmacy team at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital.

If you are using multiple eye drop treatments, always consult your ophthalmologist on how to use them in combination.


  • 1

    Check the expiry date on your eye drop bottle.

  • 2

    Wash your hands before opening the bottle.

  • 3

    Lie down or sit down and tilt your head back.

  • 4

    Make a fist with one hand and use your knuckles to pull your lower lid downwards. Place your other hand with the eye drop bottle onto your knuckles.

  • 5

    Look up and squeeze one drop into your lower eyelid making sure the nozzle doesn’t touch your eye, eyelashes or eyelid.

  • 6

    Close your eye and press gently on the inner corner of your eye, ensure the drop is fully absorbed.