Sodium hyaluronate eye drops are also famous as ‘artificial tears.’ It can relieve eye soreness as well as dryness. It can soothe, moisten, and lubricate the surface of our eye, making it feel more comfortable. Many brand eye drops on the market contain sodium hyaluronate as an essential ingredient. You may be prescribed these drops by a physician, or you can buy them without using a prescription at a pharmacy.

Using sodium hyaluronate

We must ensure this is the proper treatment before using the eye drops. our pharmacist or doctor knows the essentials:

  • If we wear soft contact lenses.
  • If we have ever had an allergic reaction to a preservative in our eye drops.

Do we need how to use sodium hyaluronate eye drops?

  • Wash our hands well before we use the slides.
  • Remove the cap from the pack.
  • Tilt our heads back a little and pull the lower lid of our eye downwards to form the pocket.
  • Hold the bottle upside down near our eyes. Try not to touch our eyes as we do this.
  • Create a pressure to release one drop into our eyes. Only use the second drop if the first drop misses going into our vision.
  • Close our eyes for 1~2 minutes, and press gently on the side of our nose where the corner of our eye meets our nose. It helps stop the drop from draining away and keeps it in our eyes.
  • Repeat the process if we tell to use the drops in both eyes.
  • Replace the cap.

How to start our treatment?

Before we use the eye drops, read the printed information leaflet supplied with the pack. It will give us more information about using the dots and provide a complete list of any side effects we may experience.

Use one drop into the eyes affected by dryness. Most people find it is sufficient to use the drops three or four times a day, but we can use them as often as we need to if our eyes are dehydrated. If the slides prescribe for our treatment, then follow the directions given by our physician.

We must ensure that the dropper doesn’t touch our fingers, eyes, or surfaces. If we forget to use the drops at our ‘usual’ time, do not worry. Just put them in when we remember. When first put in, these eye drops may cause blurred vision. Make sure we can see again before driving or using machines or tools. If we use any other ointments or eye drops, leave about ten minutes before applying each one. This eye drops usually recommend that we use the sodium hyaluronate drops last. Do not wear soft contact lenses while using the drops unless our doctor or pharmacist has advised us. Here is a good preservative in the bottles of eye drops that can affect our soft contact lenses. See our physician for advice if our symptoms do not improve within a few days.

Can this eye drop cause problems?

These eye drops can be caused by mild eye irritation, but they may pass, and not everyone will experience it. If we encounter any other eye problems, especially if we think they may be due to the drops, speak with our doctor or pharmacist for advice.

How to preserve sodium hyaluronate eye drops?

  • Keep this eye dropped out of and the sight of children.
  • We need to store it in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep away from direct light and heat.
  • We must always check the expiry date on the label.
  • It is our responsibility how long we can use the drops once the bottle opens. Most eye drops keep for four weeks once the container extends to reduce the risk of eye infections.
  • Single-dose units must use immediately if the team opens. We don’t store, or re-use opened branches for the following doses because it doesn’t contain any preservatives.
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