Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Drip...Drip...

Ok, I recently got diagnosed with glaucoma. This means I have the questionable joy of putting in eyedrops every day.

Because I had an allergic reaction to the first eyedrop medication, I am on liquid tears for the next few days. Unlike the medicine, which is once a day, I have to use these 2-3 times a day. Lots of opportunities to practice.

The thing is, I have trouble putting on eye makeup, much less dripping fluid into my eyes. One reader of my column emailed me after I wrote about this with some tips. I'm wondering if any of the rest of you have any ideas on how people who blink a lot get eyedrops in their eyes.

3 comments:

Blogging by Tina said...

I'm afraid putting eyedrops in your eyes IS a drip . . . :-( Blah on the allergic reaction!!

Minkydo said...

I used to just pull the bottom part of my eyelid out and put the drop in then roll my eye. Putting my head back and dropping stuff in never worked. I always blinked.

So sorry you are dealing with this. Will say prayers for you.

Senihele said...

If I had to put more than one drop in, I'd put the first one near the rim of the eye and allow the fluid to roll into it.

(((Laura)))