Transcription textuelle de la BD I need to put eyedrops in my eyes

Why do I have to use eyedrops?

I use eyedrops:

  • To treat an illness in my eyes.
  • To take an eye test.

When I use eyedrops for an examination at the ophthalmologist:

The eyedrops help to make my pupils bigger.

The pupil is the black circle in the middle of my eye.

How do I put eyedrops in my eyes ?

I can put eyedrops in my eyes:

  • By myself
  • Or somebody can help me

When I put eyedrops in by myself:

I wash my hands.

I look in the mirror.

I gently pull down my bottom eyelid to make a small gap.

I lean my head back gently.

I put a drop in the middle of the small gap in my eyelid.

I must not let the dropper touch my eye.

The drop goes into my eye.

If somebody is helping me with my eyedrops:

I make myself comfortable.

  • I can lie down,
  • or I can lean my head back.

The person who helps me washes their hands.

The person pulls my bottom eyelid down gently.

I must not shut my eyes.

I must keep my head still.

She puts the eyedrops into the middle of my bottom eyelid.

The dropper must not touch my eye, and the eyedrops go into my eye.

After I use my eyedrops:

I close my eyes and count to 30.

I wipe away any drops that have run using a paper tissue.

I do this gently.

I must not rub my eye.

I wash my hands.

My eyedrops:

Help me feel better!

Can sometimes sting. But it doesn’t last long.

Make my eyesight blurry. But I can see normally afterwards.


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  • la mairie de Paris
  • l’Assurance maladie
  • la Caisse nationale de solidarité pour l’autonomie
  • Santé publique France

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