A little more difficult to apply than eye-drops, use these directions to apply properly. How to Use Eye Ointment
- Wash your hands.
- Sit down in front of a mirror to see what you are doing.
- Unscrew and remove the top from the eye ointment tube.
- Tilt your head back and look upwards. Gently pull your lower eyelid down.
- Hold the tube above your eye, but DO NOT let it touch your eye or eyelashes.
- Squeeqe about 1cm of ointment along the INSIDE of the lower eyelid. Close your eye and blink several times to allow the ointment to spread over the surface of your eye.
- Wipe away any excess ointment from the eyelid or eyelashes using a clean tissue.
- When you open your eye, your vision may be blurred. This will be cleared by blinking.
- Replace the cap on the tube.
DO NOT RUB YOUR EYE
Your eye ointment has been tested to make sure that they are free from germs when you receive it. In order to keep them in good condition, follow these simple rules:
- When not in use, keep your eye ointment in a cool, dark place.
- DO NOT allow the tube to touch your eye or your fingers.
- NEVER lend your eye ointment to anyone else.
- Eye ointments should not be used for longer than four weeks. This is because they can become dirty and infected. Write the date you opened the tube on the label so that you will know when to throw it away.
EYE OINTMENT DOES NOT KEEP
- If you are using eye-drops as well as eye-ointments, you should use the drops first. Leave a gap of at least five minutes between using the drops and using the ointment.
- DO NOT wear contact lenses until your course of eye ointment is finished unless you have been told otherwise.
- If you have any questions about your ear-drops or any other medicines, your pharmacist can help