How To Use Eye Ointment | How To Apply Ointment To The Eyes | How To Administer An Eye Ointment

By: AbrahamThePharmacist

Eye ointments, I get asked how to use these probably on a daily basis and I think it's the word ointment that confuses people so this weeks video is all about how to use an eye ointment, and at the end of it I promise you you'll be a pro.....you'll be a pro? as always thank you for all the support and please like share and tag friends who'll find this information useful so here's my eye ointment, it's just a lubricating one which I'll be using to demonstrate with but make sure to watch the full video because there's more to it, than just applying it first wash your hands with warm soapy water you're about to touch around your eye and the last thing you want is an eye infection then remove the cap, otherwise nothing will come out sit or stand in front of a mirror, tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down using your index finger to form a pocket and now observe squeeze gently to release a thin line of ointment along the inside of the lower eyelid without touching the eye give the tube a little twist at the end to cut the ointment your ointment will be much thicker than my example but the technique is as shown now close your eye for about 30 seconds to a minute then blink a few times to spread the ointment around the inside of the eye.....amazing then re-cap and store, and now that you know the basics here are some important tips about eye ointments tip number 1! If you're using eye drops and ointments first use your eye drop and then wait five minutes and afterwards use your eye ointment, if you do it the other way round and use your ointment first when you put the eye drop in, it won't absorb into the eye properly and it'll just flow down your puncta tip number 2! If you're using more than one eye ointment use your first one and then wait at least 30 minutes before applying your next one tip 3! Don't let the tip of the eye ointment touch the eye hands or any other surfaces this'll keep it free from bacteria and any other germs tip 4! Eye ointments have preservatives but they only keep for a limited amount of time once opened it's usually about four weeks but always check the information leaflet for clarification so right the date you open it either on the box or on the tube and don't use it after the recommended time because you're at risk of getting an eye infection eye ointments are thick so when it sticks to your eye it can cause temporary blurred vision so make sure not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until it wears off to reduce this blink several times after you apply and don't rub your eyes tip number 6! Don't wear contact lenses whilst you're using eye ointment unless advised otherwise because some of the ingredients and preservatives can accumulate in soft lenses and may cause damage and that's it for this week's video if you know anyone who uses an eye ointment or eye drops please tag them into this video as they may find this information useful hey guys thanks for watching if you haven't already hit that follow or subscribe button now to get more videos.

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