Using eyedrops—whether they’re prescription or over-the-counter—can be a tricky task for anyone. But a few tips can help you get the right dose in the right place, no matter your level of vision.
You’ve probably already used eye drops on your own—and some of the techniques you’ve practiced will still come in handy. Here are a few extra tips that don’t rely on vision.
If you’re using a new medication—or if your eye drops come in a bottle you haven’t used before—try practicing on your hand, first. That way, you’ll know how quickly the drops come out. Start by removing the bottle cap and placing it where you can easily find it—near a landmark, such as the backsplash of your bathroom counter, or on a clean tissue or towel nearby. Then hold the bottle in one hand and place your other hand under the bottle, a few inches away.
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