Topical eye drops are the mainstay for treatment of multiple eye conditions. However, if you haven't had to place eye drops before, learning how to properly place the drops can be difficult. Here are a few tips:
See this video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for a demonstration:
There are also “drop assist devices” available over-the-counter that attach to your eye drop bottle and can help in directing drop placement. If you're still having difficulty, talk with your eye physician or come in for a free screening to learn additional tips.