Have him lie down with his neck propped up and his chin lifted so the drops won’t run down his face.
Give him two tissues (one in each hand), and tell him that his job is to hold the tissues beside his eyes (roughly at the temple).
Tell him to gently close his eyes. Squeeze drops into the inner corner of each eyelid, and then ask him to slowly open his eyes. The drops will run in all by themselves.
A version of this article appeared in our April 2016 issue with the headline “Give your kid eye drops” p. 36.