The capacity of the eye drop bottles currently on the market is 10mL to 15mL – a size that leads to waste if the drops are not finished before the expiry date, and that encourages the growth of bacteria due to the long period over which the drops are used. Cosy Drops is a type of capsule-style single-use packaging. It is packaged in boxes of ten.
Aside from preventing the possibility of bacteria build up, the single-use packages assist with the safe application of the drops. It can be difficult to judge the distance between an eye drop bottle and the eye. Cosy Drops forms a ‘bracket’ when it is opened. The user frames the eye with the bracket and squeezes to release the drops. This assists with keeping a steady hand during application, and keeps a safe distance of 1.5cm between the dropper and the eye.