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    A quad with dry eyes

    I had my annual eye checkup and the optometrist said I have dry eyes. She said I should start using an eye lubricant a few times a day, especially when using the computer or reading my e-book. She gave me a sample of a lubricant named "Blink" to try. l do have the symptoms of dry eyes and I think the artificial tears would be helpful. But how does a quad put eye drops in his eyes? I Can squeeze out drops from a bottle by mashing it between my hands when holding them out in front of me, but when tipping my head back I cannot do that, especially with the necessary precision. Any suggestions other than bugging my wife to put the drops in?
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    Unfortunately there is no easy way to do this with limited hand function. The same goes for contact lens placement. You may need to buckle down and ask your wife or attendant to assist.

    You might also want to check out some of these devices designed for easier eye drop application:

    https://www.amazon.com/Simply-Touch-...HJD2M7XV9RZPPC

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BVOWZYW...detail_4?psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/Applicator-Ma...JT3WAQS6WFPZ3M

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075L8VDMW...d_w=WpzFw&th=1

    (KLD)
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    This one (listed above) looks promising:

    (KLD)

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    That one does look promising, KLD. You'd have to keep the tip super clean, but it's a wonderful idea.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    The Magic touch would probably work if I could squeeze out a drop on the tip of the applicator. With the applicator on one hand, that would leave only one quad hand to squeeze a drop out. I do not think that will work, but I may be able to hold the bottle between my teeth and squeeze it that way. I have looked at some of the other things online. Some look like they have potential. I am hoping that a quad who solved the problem will share his or her solution. I am trying to avoid the trial and error approach to dealing with the problem because that can run up the cost. These things are not returnable.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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