Skip to main content

Our office is located in CherryVale Mall, within LensCrafters in Rockford, Illinois

Home » Vision » A Cautionary Tale: Double Check the Labels

A Cautionary Tale: Double Check the Labels

Watch the video below-

Yes, that happens more than it should. When people are given eye drops for an infection, disease or after surgery they may not have perfect vision yet. That is when mix ups occur. The bottles of strong glues look very similar to eye drop prescriptions.  If it needed to be stated, super glue and the eye do not mix. If it happens, seek medical help immediately. If the eye gets glued shut, emergency medical attention is necessary. The woman in the news report is right, it can happen to anyone.

If you are unsure or have questions about what bottle is what there are some steps you can take if you are unable to see the label yourself.

  • Call the pharmacy, they'll be able to tell you what the bottle looks like and the colors
  • Ask someone to re-read the lable
  • Keep medicines and household items of similar shape and size in different rooms or locations
  • Always remember to put away materials like super glue in safe places where it will not get confused with other products

It cannot be stressed enough that if you are on prescription medicine, always double check the label.