APPLYING EYEDROPS CAN be very fiddly, so three Limerick students have invented a new style of eyedropper to make things easier.
The ‘directed eyedropper’ was created by Shannon Naughton, Sarah O’Grady and Aoife Larkin of Desmond College in Limerick, a school that has consistently sent students to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition over the past 50 years.
The trio aimed to create a device that would allow people to align their drop bottle – using one hand – and dispense their medication directly into their eye.
The prototype was created using metal links, a rubber band, and circles of piping.
Here’s Naughton explaining more: