Here are some tips for applying eye drops:
- If you have a strong blink reflex, try lying flat on your back and putting a drop on your cheek, outside the lid of your closed eye and near your nose. Then open your eye and the drop will roll in.
- If your hands are shaky, try approaching your eye from the side so you can rest your hand on your face to help steady your hand. You can also try putting a wrist weight of 1 to 2 pounds on the hand you're using, which can reduce mild shaking.
- If the dropper is attached directly to the bottle (as opposed to a separate dropper) and you have trouble holding on to it, wrap something (such as a paper towel) around it.
- You can also purchase an assistive device (available at medical supply stores) to help you put in eye drops.