Eye drops: How to give eye drops to a child

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Follow these steps to put eye drops in your child's eyes.

Key points

  • Always make sure you have the correct drops and put them in the correct eye.
  • Talk to your child's doctor and pharmacist about possible side effects, reactions or allergies your child may have with the eye drops.
  • Put in eye drops before eye ointment.
  • Cleanliness is essential. Wash your hands before and after putting in eye drops. Do not let the tip of the bottle touch anything, including your child's eyes, your fingers or other surfaces.
Last updated: September 24th 2019