Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Quad Tricks for Eye Drops?

  1. #1

    Quad Tricks for Eye Drops?

    With a dx of a rip snorting case of pink eye, I'm to use rx drops three times a day in each eye. So far the drops are primarily on my face, not in my eyes.

    Is there a trick for drops? I live solo with minimal help so it is up to me, at least until I am no longer contagious.

    **mini gripe fest on** This just knocked a hole in the plans I had today with family and friends. Oh, and I'm currently grossed out by my own eye secretions. **mini gripe fest over**

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
    Posts
    8,147
    Needle nose pliers?

    I am not a quad but could you get a neighbor to rig it up for you. Duct tape to attach the drops to the pliers then you squeeze?

    Maybe I am reaching and far fetched but pink eye can drive you to madness.
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by darkeyed_daisy View Post
    Needle nose pliers?

    I am not a quad but could you get a neighbor to rig it up for you. Duct tape to attach the drops to the pliers then you squeeze?

    Maybe I am reaching and far fetched but pink eye can drive you to madness.
    Thanks for ideas, T.

    Here is what I have worked out:

    I have some triceps on right, left nada. Top off w/teeth. Lean head back and to side opposite eye getting drops. Bottle at an angle against bridge of nose. When the tip of eye drop bottle is in view in center of eye, I smash the bottle against side of nose. Drop comes out and into eye. I repeat for other side.

    It's not an exact science, but more liquid is getting into eyes and not so much on face.

    Doctor suspects I am on verge of sinus infection in full bloom so on Z Pack to go with. He said my eye, nasal and oral secretions are contagious to others. Ewwwwwwwwww ....

  4. #4
    i dont have any finger movement and only wrist extension and i put my brakes on and lean back and using both hands to hold the eye drops i squeeze a little and bam.

    sometimes i get a bit too much but no big deal.

  5. #5
    Senior Member ~Lin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,070
    they make these cups to help get eye drops into the eye, is that good enough? Can you squeeze the bottle ok? Is it just getting the drop in the right spot that's the problem?

    durr just read your second post. Maybe a combo ofone of the cups and the pliers idea?
    Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

    I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

  6. #6
    This might help if you can press down over the bridge of your nose...

    http://ezdrops.com

    Also this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Owen-Mumford-O..._sim_sbs_hpc_3

    Can't find anything about how this one works. It is expensive too:

    http://www.amazon.com/Eye-Drop-Dispe.../dp/B002BVDRJC

    (KLD)

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick c5 c6 quad View Post
    i dont have any finger movement and only wrist extension and i put my brakes on and lean back and using both hands to hold the eye drops i squeeze a little and bam.

    sometimes i get a bit too much but no big deal.
    The bridge of the nose has became handier to have than I ever thought. Like you, my eyes were swimming in the drops at times, but it's whatever works. I would rather have too much than not enough.

    Pink eye is gone. Hooray!

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Lin View Post
    they make these cups to help get eye drops into the eye, is that good enough? Can you squeeze the bottle ok? Is it just getting the drop in the right spot that's the problem?

    durr just read your second post. Maybe a combo ofone of the cups and the pliers idea?
    Bridge of my nose and paw worked reasonably well for me. Thanks for your suggestions, though.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    This might help if you can press down over the bridge of your nose...

    http://ezdrops.com

    Also this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Owen-Mumford-O..._sim_sbs_hpc_3

    Can't find anything about how this one works. It is expensive too:

    http://www.amazon.com/Eye-Drop-Dispe.../dp/B002BVDRJC

    (KLD)
    The auto squeeze device is similar to what I was doing with the bridge of my nose and paw.

    Thanks for these ideas/device links, KLD. You're a jewel.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 30
    Last Post: 03-18-2012, 10:08 AM
  2. Drops below $40...
    By michaelm in forum Life
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2004, 01:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •