I’m absolutely terrible with my eye drops. I hated them. I always got told to put them in in the morning but my argument was always, “I always have make up on so I can’t.” But Dad was like; Dad stood in the kitchen and went, “How many tablets do you take a day?” I was like, “About ten to twelve.” So like, “10p a tablet, 10p an eye drop. If you do all that £2.00 a week.” I was like, “Okay. Sorted.” And it actually works ‘‘cos I have been doing them.
It has made a difference?
What made you miss the tablets?
Tablets because I forgot about them. It wasn’t that I couldn’t do them or I wouldn’t do them, it was simply the fact that I forgot about them.
So to keep on top of it, was it an issue? Why has that changed then?
They get laid out for me.
Do they? Do you have like pots? How do you manage it?
When Mum comes to do breakfast in the morning she’ll lay out all of my tablets for me, and then at night after my meal, like before my meal’s done, when I’m setting the table I put one on top of my pot, ‘‘cos then I know I have to take that after.
Okay is that when you take all of your tablets, morning and...?
Morning and after my dinner.
Okay, nothing in the afternoon? Nothing at lunchtime or anything like that?
No, just paracetamol if I need it.
Okay. And with the eye drops, what put you off them?
I don’t know. It was just the fact that something was going in my eye and I didn’t really like it.
Did it sting?
Yeah blurry for like twenty seconds or something.
And how often do you take them?
One eye drop in each eye every day.
Do you have problems with your eyes?
Yeah I’ve got Uveitis.