OPDrops Patient - AIS Healthcare

Your surgical care,

What are OPDrops®?

For eye surgery patients, medicated eye drops are a critical part of your treatment. Before surgery, these drops can help prepare your eye and prevent any infections. After surgery, drops can help your eyes heal. Taking these drops is very important—your doctor may need to postpone or cancel your surgery if the drops are not taken properly.

However, many patients need to take multiple drops both before and after surgery, sometimes on different schedules. These complicated drop regimens can be challenging to follow.

OPDrops simplify your surgical care by combining multiple medications into a single bottle of eye drops. Customized for you and your procedure, OPDrops simplify your drop regimen, making it easier to stay on track with your medications. Traditional drop regimens can include up to 200 drops per course—with OPDrops, you only need to take 45 to 60.

To help make the process even easier for you, we’ll ship your OPDrops directly to your home, and our pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have during treatment

Get started with OPDrops

Talk to your doctor if you think OPDrops could be right for you.

To fill a prescription:

  • Your doctor can send us your prescription, or you can fax it to us
  • Once we receive your prescription, a knowledgeable member of our team will call you to discuss the OPDrops program and answer all of your questions
  • We will coordinate delivery to your home—no pharmacy pickups required

Use OPDrops.

Safety and storage

Remember to follow the instructions that came with your prescription. If you have any questions, please call us at 833.716.0861.

Watch this video for information on how to store and use your OPDrops.

When you get your prescription, make sure the box has not been opened or damaged. If you think there is something wrong with your prescription, call us right away.

OPDrops are best stored at room temperature, before and after the bottle has been opened. Keep them in a secure place where you can get to them easily.

Follow our instruction guide to help you administer the drops. You can also watch this video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. If you’re having trouble administering the drops yourself, we suggest having someone help you.

You may notice a slight stinging sensation after using OPDrops. It should go away quickly. If it does not, call your doctor.

Get answers to frequently asked questions

OPDrops are prescribed by your physician and are made especially for you. Often, medication that is made for a specific patient is not covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company to understand your options. Many insurance companies will let you use your health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for OPDrops.

Please note, the price of OPDrops is often less than your copays would have been for other surgical drop regimens.

You can pay for your prescription with a credit card, HSA/FSA card or check. Please note, an HSA/FSA card cannot be used to pay for shipping. If you want to pay by check, we must receive the check before you get your blood drawn.

Because our specialty compounding medication is made for each patient, in many cases our medications are not covered by insurance, so we do not provide UCFs (universal claim forms) or have CPT codes. You can pay for your prescription with a credit card, HSA/FSA card or check.

OPDrops are not available at retail pharmacies. OPDrops are custom surgical eye drops made in our state-of-the-art pharmacies.

Often, patients who choose to use a retail pharmacy will need to get multiple medications and administer the drops multiple times per day. OPDrops are easier and more convenient—you need fewer bottles, and fewer drops.

OPDrops typically contain several medications, such as an antibiotic, a pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory, all in one bottle. You may also receive a bottle of dilating drops,

No, OPDrops should be stored at room temperature.

Yes, as long as you feel comfortable and safe doing so.

Your doctor will tell you how many times per day to take OPDrops.

Each OPDrop bottle has about 150 drops, which should be more than enough for your treatment.

We recommend that you have another person help you apply the drops. You can also watch this video to help you administer your drops.

You may notice a slight stinging sensation. This should subside a few seconds after administering the drops.

Patient support and resources

At AIS Healthcare Ophthalmics, we’re committed to doing more for our patients. Throughout your treatment, you can call our highly trained pharmacists and technicians with any questions you may have about OPDrops: 833.716.0861. Remember, our pharmacy team is available 24/7.

You can also visit the AIS Healthcare Ophthalmics patient support page, where you’ll find billing and insurance information, links to advocacy groups and more.

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