Concept / 2008

An eye-drop dispenser with a mirror is useful for self-administration of eye medication because you can observe and control the entire process at the same time. The device is comprised of a specially shaped container and a small mirror at an angle of approximately 40 degrees from the vertical axis of the container. When the reflected image of an eye is in focus the eye-drops dispensed from the container will reach the correct area of the eye, while an image of eye is clearly visible during the process and the eye is turned away from the area where the drop is falling. The container is shaped in a way that it is intuitively known how to hold the bottle.

Many of us are familiar with that feeling when our eyes become dry and bloodshot. Such ailments affect at least 75 percent of people working with computers at some time. Dry, air-conditioned or hot rooms and the natural tendency to reduce our blink rate when concentrating, contribute to so-called ‘Dry Eye Syndrome’ which is an eye disease caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. For mild and moderate cases, supplemental lubrication is the most important part of the treatment. The application of artificial tears every few hours can provide temporary relief. It can be troublesome for those who cannot manage to self administrate the medication. It can be especially inconvenient for women because there is the risk of damage to make-up. It is important not to touch anything with the end of the container because it can cause the medication to get dirty. That is why it is important to see the process while eye dropping.