The proper way to instill eye drops

How to properly use eye drops

Instilling eye drops can be challenging for some people. Remember that it’s your eyes’ natural defense mechanism that causes you to blink when something is coming towards them.  Knowing a proper technique can allow for easier and safer insertion.

Step 1: Wash your hands.

Step 2: While looking up, pull down your lower eye lid using your non-dominant hand.

Step 3: Using your dominant hand, hold the eye drop bottle approximately half an inch away from your eye and squeeze the bottle to dispense one drop. Be careful not to allow the tip of the bottle to touch any part of your eye or eyelid, as this can cause a bacterial contamination.

Step 4: Release your lower lid and blink your eyes as needed.  Refrain from rubbing your eyes or wiping them with a tissue; this may cause less than optimal absorption of the eye drop.

Let us know if you have any questions!

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease such as cataract treatment in Columbus, Ohio, for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus Ohio locations – Downtown, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

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*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor or healthcare professional.*

Make Disposable Contacts your Summer Solution

Disposable Contact Lens

With summer in full swing, many people are active outside and on vacation. These are perfect opportunities to try a daily disposable contact lenses for three reasons.

  1. They’re much more convenient when you’re on-the-go because you won’t have any contact lens cases and solutions to pack.
  2. You can throw away daily disposable contact lenses after swimming. Contact lenses should not be worn while swimming, but if they are, they should be thrown away immediately after swimming.
  3. You can carry multiple disposable contact lenses. If one gets lost, you won’t be in a bind being away from home with a contact lens for only one eye or forced to wear your back-up glasses the whole vacation.

Take advantage of our August CONTACT LENS SPECIAL! $20 off annual supply of contact lenses (plus all manufacture rebates) through August 31.

Discover the ease and convenience of traveling and playing outside with disposable contact lenses today! Learn more about our contact lenses here or by visiting any of our five Columbus locations.

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and medical treatment of eye disease such as cataract treatment in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus Ohio locations – Downtown, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

CARE : 20|20 : LIFE

*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor or healthcare professional.*

Depth Perception – Explained by an Optometrist

Depth PerceptionWhile depth perception can be obtained by context cues such as size difference between near and distant objects, true depth perception, or stereopsis, is obtained by viewing an object with both eyes simultaneously from slightly different viewing angles. This difference in viewing angles between the two eyes is known as parallax. The greater the difference in parallax between the two eyes, the greater the depth perception. Therefore, someone with wide-set eyes has slightly better depth perception than someone with close-set eyes. Further, people who only have one eye (or one eye that turns properly) are not able to focus two eyes at the same object at the same time. These people will typically have very poor depth perception.

Want to learn more about depth perception or think your eyes may not be working well together? Contact our offices for a 20-Point Eye Exam™ and all your questions will be answered!

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and medical treatment of eye disease such as cataract treatment in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus Ohio locations – Downtown, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.

CARE : 20|20 : LIFE

*this advice is general in nature and does not constitute an exam. For specific advice, see your eye doctor or healthcare professional.*

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