A treatment regimen that requires frequent antibiotic eye drops can result in dropped applications. Women often wear clothes with no pockets, so carrying the small bottle in their bra helps remind them to put the drops in as ordered. As an added bonus, this storage strategy ensures that the temperature of the drops will be exactly right.

The drops should be put in the pocket of the eye, not directly onto the eye itself. Finally, many drops should not be applied while wearing contact lenses. — Bonnie Faherty, PhD, APRN-BC, Northridge, Calif. (162-7)

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