Quora: How do I apply Restasis?

Posted on May 4, 2012 · Posted in Dry Eye, Eye Health

The instructions say I should “invert” the vial a few times. Do they just mean turn it over? Or is there a trick for turning the vial inside out or something?

Inversion, in this case, is simply referring to turning the vials upside-down then right-side up a few times.

Restasis is an emulsion, or a mixture of two or more typically unblendable liquids.  As such, separation of the components and “settling” can occur over time.  Inversion of the vial allows the components to achieve a proper mixture (uniform, white, and opaque) prior to use.

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