How to give your child eye drops
The following list of instructions will help you properly administer eye drops to your child:
·Always wash your hands before giving medication.
·Be sure the eye drops are at room temperature before using.
·Clean your child’s eye of all secretions and/or old medication. This can be done by gently wiping the eye with a damp gauze or cotton pad.
·Have your child stand or sit with his head tilted back.
·Do not touch the dropper bottle to the eye.
·Have the child look upward toward the ceiling. Use your index finger and thumb to gently pinch and pull down the lower lid to create a pouch. Drop the prescribed number of drops into the pouch and not directly in the eye.
·Have child close eyes for 1-2 minutes.
·If a second type of eye drop is also prescribed, wait at least 5 minutes before giving second drops.