If you need to use eyedrops or ointments in your eyes, you will get the most benefit from your medicine if you use it properly. Some general guidelines are:
If you have trouble using eyedrops, ask someone to help.
Your vision may be blurry for some time after using your ointment. Avoid driving and other activities that require good vision until you can see clearly.
Do not put eye medicines in your eyes while you are wearing contacts. Sometimes you can put your contacts in about 10 minutes after you have used your medicine. However, some eye medicines will stain your contacts. Wait at least 24 hours after using ointment before wearing contact lenses. If ointment gets on the contact lens, the lens will need to be thrown away. Some eye medicines should not be used if you wear contact lenses. Ask your healthcare provider about wearing contacts while you are using your eye medicine.
If you have any questions about using your eye medicines properly, ask your healthcare provider.