For most Canadian, eye drops are accentuated by discomfort, mess, and an awkwardness rarely seen beyond small children. Yet there are many reasons that we need to use eye drops be it medical conditions, to relieve irritation, or to freshen contacts.
Here are the key steps in ensuring the drops make it safely into your eye:
If you still find it difficult, here are a few added measures to increase your chances of a successful application.
If your hands are shaking, try approaching your eye from the side, rest your hand on your face, or try using a light wrist weight which can reduce mild shaking. If you are not sure the drop actually got in your eye, put in another drop. The eyelids can hold only about one drop and any excess will just run out of the eye.
Finally, if you are having trouble holding onto the bottle, try wrapping something like a paper towel around the bottle to make it wider. Assistive devices are also available.
For further assistance, contact our caring staff and expert optometrists to answer all of your questions to provide you the clear vision you deserve. To book your appointment call Londonderry Eye Care today at 780–476-7631 or online at www.leyecare.com/book-eye-exam/.