Not just any old eye drops, but the ones that dilate your eyes. DD2 needs to get her eyes dilated for her annual eye exam. She's survived this procedure twice before, but she hates it so much she's gotten frantic now. Background: DD2 is the one who is medicine-phobic. Because of her I have 20 tubes of toothpaste in the bathroom of all different flavors, trying to find just the right flavor. I have to buy it online for $10 a tube (including shipping) - only place I can get vanilla and chocolate. I had her in therapy for six weeks to get her into a dentist's chair for the first time ever and I had to dangle a super huge bribe reward that included CANDY. Yes, candy as a reward for going to the dentist. She stopped eating strawberry flavored stuff because the only melatonin we could find locally was strawberry. She then decided she didn't like strawberry. I found cherry online and finally got her taking it when she saw what a small dose it was and when mixed with milk she could not taste it. Yesterday was her eye exam and she refused to get dilated. Dr sent me home with an rx. If I can get the drops in her, I should bring her in. Yeah, OK. Problem is, I have to call and schedule an appointment, and THEN get the drops in her. Yeah, OK. Well, she's got consequences for not complying - grounded from computer and no party this weekend (grounding lasts until she does this). AND she has a reward waiting for her once she does this - McDonald's meal including a shake or a sundae and a plush lioness (her 'Simba' needs a mate). So, late last night she decided that she didn't want to be grounded and would do this today. I checked with her in the morning and we were all GO. Got the script filled and the appointment scheduled. Picked her up from school, and she's all ready to do this. She even talked with her classmates about it and they are all supporting her and know that she can do this because she's so brave. I even picked up a special snack for her to have in the car once she's dilated (hour drive to the ophthalmologist) She's ready, she's gun-ho, we're gonna do this and I kneel down next to her and she starts bawling an covering her eyes saying she can't do this. So I cancelled the appointment. I cried, she cried. Now what? Any and all ideas of how to get this child's eyes dilated are welcome! Oh, and yes, I considered anti anxiety medications, but she probably wouldn't take those either!