Mother’s Little Eyedrop Helper


Ewww! Eyedrops! Get those things away from me no no no no no no you’re not putting something in my eye blink blink blink blink!

Okay, I admit it, I’m a princessey fairy wussy when it comes to eyedrops. Which is why I thought SQUICK SQUICK SQUICK when I first saw this product at Tokyu Hands. Despite their diabolically cheery faces, I assumed they were little torture devices used to keep your lower lid open and steady the bottle while aiming an attack at your defenseless eyeball.

But then I examined it more closely. Its actually works sort of like a funnel: You hook it on your lower lid and pull it out a little, then squeeze the drops onto the plastic thing instead of into your eye. The eyedrops run down the little slide into your eyelid pocket. Achievement Unlocked!

If you’d like to visit Tokyu Hands the next time you’re in Tokyo, maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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