Apply this product to the eye as directed. If you are using the nonprescription product, read all directions on the product package before using this medication. If your doctor has prescribed this medication, use as directed by your doctor.
If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using eye ointments. Wait at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lenses.
To apply eye ointment, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the tube tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Rolling the ointment tube in your hands for a minute will make the ointment flow easier. Tilt your head back, look upward, and gently pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place a 1/4-inch (0.6-centimeter) strip of ointment into the pouch. Gently close the eye and roll the eyeball in all directions to spread the medication. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye.
Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Wipe the tip of the ointment tube with a clean tissue to remove extra medication before recapping it.