Apparently, this will be a pretty bad Spring for allergy sufferers. If you take eye drop medication, whether it be prescription (Pataday, Alocril) or over-the-counter (Alaway, Zaditor), there’s a way to make sure you get better results.
1-Refrigerate the drop. Keeping it cold will feel nice on the eyes and reduce the redness and swelling better, like a cold compress.
2-CLOSE your eyes GENTLY for about 1-2 mins or more if possible. Lots of folks just drop it in and run off. You’re not giving the medication a chance to spread around and absorb into the tissues. It’s like spitting a pill out after you take it.
3-Start taking the drops before symptoms start, if possible. And be consistent with taking the meds. Use your phone as a reminder.
These tips can help with other drops as well, such as artificial tears.
-Dr. Dennis Cheng.
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