Lacrisert is an eye lubricant used to treat dry eyes. Lacrisert is used to relieve burning, irritation, and discomfort of the eyes due to dryness.
Ask your healthcare provider or read the information in the package to determine if contact lenses can be worn during treatment with Lacrisert. Remove contact lenses before administering the drops if you are unsure whether they can be worn during treatment. Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
• Tilt the head back slightly and pull down on the lower eyelid. Position the dropper above the eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close the eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of the eye (near the nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down the tear duct. Apply additional drops in the same way if directed. Repeat the process in the other eye if directed.
• Replace the cap on the bottle after use.
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye. Do not use any eye drop that is discolored or has particles in it. If improperly placed in the inferior cul-de-sac, Lacrisert may result in corneal abrasion.
Stop using Lacrisert and contact your doctor if you experience eye pain, changes in vision, or the condition worsens or does not improve within 72 hours.
Side effects are not expected to occur with the use of Lacrisert, however Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision. Eye irritation or discomfort, sticking of eyelashes and sensitivity to bright light may occur when first using this Lacrisert.