If eyedrops have been prescribed for treating your glaucoma, you need to use them properly and as instructed by your eye care professional. Proper use of your glaucoma medication can improve the medicine’s effectiveness and reduce your risk of side effects. To properly apply your eyedrops, follow these steps:

First, wash your hands. Check the dropper tip to make sure it is not chipped or cracked. Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else, avoid contaminating the bottle.
Hold the bottle upside down.
Tilt your head back.
Hold the bottle in one hand and place it as close as possible to the eye.
With the other hand, pull down your lower eyelid. This forms a pocket.
Place one drop into the lower eyelid pocket. If you are using more than one eyedrop, be sure to wait at least five to ten minutes before applying the second eyedrop.
Close your eye OR press the tear duct lightly with your finger for at least one minute. Either of these steps keeps the drops in the eye and helps prevent the drops from draining into the tear duct, which can increase your risk of side effects.
Wipe away any excess liquid from your face with a tissue, helps to avoid irritation to your skin.