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How to Use Eye Drops

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

How do I use eye drops properly?

Read the instructions carefully before you use eye drops. Store eye drops at room temperature and away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not use the drops if they change color or turn cloudy. Do not use the drops if they have small bits floating in them. Wash your hands before and after you put in eye drops.

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When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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