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Instilling Eye Drops

  1. Wash your hands throughly
  2. Open the bottle with medication
  3. Tilt your head back and look up, at the ceiling
  4. Pull the lower lid down until it forms a small pocket
  5. Squeeze the bottom of the dropper bottle to release one drop into the eye
  6. Make sure the tip of the bottle doesn’t touch the eye
  7. Release the lower lid and close your eye for a few seconds
  8. Dab excess medication with a tissue
  9. Replace the cap of the eye drops immediately after use

Using Eye Ointment

  1. Wash your hands well
  2. Remove the cap from the ointment tube
  3. Pull the lower lid down till it forms a small pocket
  4. Look up
  5. Carefully squeeze a 1 cm line of ointment inside of the lower eyelid
  6. Make sure the tip of the tube doesn’t touch your eye
  7. Blink your eye to spread the ointment. Your vision may be blurred at this point, but it will get clear if you keep blinking
  8. Wipe away excess ointment with a clean tissue
  9. Replace the cap of the ointment tube

Useful tips:

  • It may be easier to instill drops and apply ointment in front of a mirror
  • If you are using multiple eye drops, please allow for 10-15 minutes between instilling drops
  • If you are using multiple eye ointments, allow about 30-45 minutes between two ointments.
  • If you are using ointment and drops, use the drops first and wait for about 10 minutes before applying the ointment.
  • If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them prior to instilling drops. You can wear them again in 10-15 minutes.
  • Do not wear contact lenses if you’re using eye ointment

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    Doe G.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Wow! I just had surgery by Dr. Benjamin  yesterday. Today I have 20-20, in that eye. Painless & perfect. I had no Idea, what I had been missing.
    Wonderful eye institute. Delightful & very efficient & up to date staff. Especially Myka. Treat yourself to good eye sight by the charming Dr. Benjamin. You will be in good hands.

  • Matt P.
    West Hollywood, CA
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    I have had dry eyes for a quite sometime and had seen several physicians and got eye drops etc but not until I have seen  Dr. Benjamin I found how serious problem that it was. I had the most thorough and individual attention by Dr. Benjamin. He explained to me my problem and treatment options available. Dr. Benjamin and His staff  are very caring and they spend as much time with you as needed and one feels taken care of. I was given state of the art treatment for my dry eyes and my eyes went from feeling tired , red , scratchy and itchy to brilliantly glowing clear. Office is very serene and staff is attentive, pleasant and smiling. Dr. Benjamin is very down to earth and explains thoroughly that one understands what alis them. I will definitely  keep coming back for all my eye issues.

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    Renee T.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    44 reviews
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    I wish I had come to Dr. Benjamin years ago!!!

    I have been hopping around between 3 eye doctors in the last few years complaining of severe eye pain, redness - so bad I haven't been able to wear contacts for a year. Every other doctor made a diagnosis in 2 minutes, prescribed a few things and sent me on my way. Nothing helped and the doctors kept saying my eyes looked fine despite my symptoms. Finally I saw Dr. Benjamin, and he listened to my concerns from top to bottom and did tests the other doctors never did! He made a brand new diagnosis which finally makes sense and fits my symptoms. He spent almost an hour with me which is unbelievable. I am so impressed with this place, even the front desk and other staff were so friendly. I'm so relieved and am looking forward to making a recovery with Dr. Benjamin and eventually getting LASIK.

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