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Eye Drop Introduction

Eye Drop Introduction

Your eyesight is one of the most important senses you have. Most of the type your eyes look after themselves – but occasionally either through infection or certain conditions they can become dry, sore or in more serious circumstances in need of professional attention.

Thankfully, most of the time your eyes can be revitalized by over-the-counter eye drops.

The range of drops and creams available is immense – with many manufactures producing a range of products for the same condition, it is easy to get confused to which treatment is best.

It is always worth asking the opinion of the chemist to which products/brands they would recommend – and also remember that certain eye drops, usually ones that contain herbs or natural remedies are not regulated by Medical Health agency. These eye drops are typically intended only to stop dry or itchy eyes, and not as a cure for problems.

If you believe you may have a condition that needs specific treatment, seek the advice of a professional.

Eye drops can be difficult for some people to put in by themselves, remember that you only actually have to put the eye drops onto the inside of the lower eyelid – when you blink it will wash the drops into you eye. This makes it much easier then trying to put the ointment directly onto the eye. It is also possible that you may feel a slight stinging sensation just after applying drops. This will usually last only a minute. If the eye drops have a burning feeling or the stringing is severer, rinse your eyes with cool clear water and contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Remember: Some eye drops must be kept chilled – in the refrigerator.

You should also NEVER use eye drops after the expiry date. Always read the label of your eye drops for side effects and storage instructions.