Clinical Tip

When examining the pupil, it’s preferable to have the patient look into your own eyes. “Look into my eyes” should be left to horror movies and pickup bars, so a different approach is needed.

Let me explain how I learned what to say, and what not to say.

I used to say “Look at my nose, here”.

One patient said “why would I look at your nose hair?”

Now, I say “look at my glasses”. That works fine.


  1. Loooooook into my nose hair! LOL
    I’m lliterally laughing out loud. Thank you! :-)