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I would like to gather some tips on getting children to comply with wearing eye patches. I have a 2 year old that needs to wear a patch part time and would love any advice!

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It has been 3 years since I lasted replied and things have not changed. My daughter is now 4 1/2 and still patching 4 hours a day. I tried the cloth covers for her glasses and that did not worked. it was easy for her to peek. I tried the actually leather patch for the face. Very cute but like the glass cloth, easy to peak.

Up until a week ago I had been using the Opticlude ordered online. I buy about 200 patches at a time so I don't have to keep on ordering every month. I just discovered this shop that sells colored and themed eye patches. TOO CUTE. My daughter is not embarrased to wear her patch but she sometimes is a little self-conscious. I think a pink patch will help. She does her montessori work with the patch and wears the patch during ballet. I think those two activities with patching have really helped her eye sight. She no longer has lazy eye although she needs the patch because her eye is still weak and will need to patch probably into her teens.

www.fresnelprism.com

The Patches sell 51 patches for $15 with up to three different designs like princess crowns, lady bugs and flowers (there are boys themes too).

FYI - Patches are an FSA item!!!!

I know as she gets older we will continue to go through rough pathes (NO PUN INTENDED!) so any of these neat ideas like colored patch help.


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Check out http://www.customeyepatches.com/ fun designs that might prompt a child to think "fashion statement" instead of "ugly patch".


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Do yourself a favor like several others here.. Just get the Framehugger and save yourself some time. My son has plastic frames and therefore the pumpkin patch did nothing but fall off. Since there is no nose piece to hook to it did no good whatsoever. Framehuggers is just far superior in looks,design and comfort. My son wouldn't wear anything else and now he doesn't ever want to take it off. Sorry pumpkin patches but theres just no comparison. Framehuggers is the best.. period..


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We LOVE Pumpkin Patch Eyeworks eye patches! They have been a Godsend to our daughter. Perhaps the previous writer tried them before they added their recent slit to the temple piece. This new slit secures the side occlusive peice to the eyeglasses. They are very cute, durable, completely occlusive, comfortable, and stay very secure on the eyeglasses. We are a big fan!!


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Check out www.Eye-GraFX.com I know you will love my high fashion eye wear with custom designs, for men, women, and children!!

Gwen


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I just wanted to write to you to inform you of an excellent eye patch that truly has changed the lives of our family. We used to struggle forever trying to get my daughter to keep her eye patch on (she's 2 1/2). They were the sticky kind and it was all my doctor recommended. After about a year of skin pulling off and thousands of tears later, I began to research online and found that there were alternatives.. First I found a patch called Patch Pals. These were not much better but at least it didn't pull her skin. The problem was they slid all over the place and wouldn't stay put cause there's no way for it to attach to the temple. Plus there made of felt that just fell apart within a few days and was very uncomfortable to the touch. Next I found Pumpkin eye patches and they "Looked" better on the website but were also clumsy as they didn't stay on the glasses either. Ready to give up I came across this site. www.framehuggers.com and I was instantly curious. She has actually worked in the field and created this eye patch and you can tell by the design that she has spent some time thinking this out. I proceded to order one and found that she takes the measurements down to the millimeter! All the other patches i buy are like a one size fits all so right away I knew this would be a better fit. She even has fun appliques to add to the patch which my daughter just loved!! (she's a Dora freak!). I couldn't wait to get it in the mail. And I didn't have to wait long as it was shipped within 5 days even after she customized it fully to her glasses! I opened it up and instantly had to whip out the instructions. Believe me when i say that once you get this patch on.. it STAYS ON!!! I was totally shocked when i went to pull it off and it went NOWHERE! And what a fit! It was like it was made for her glasses. I'm so exstatic about this patch I can't stop telling people about it but it took a little searching to find so to make it easier on others I thought I would mention it to you in hopes that you can spread the word that there's an excellent alternative out there that actually works!! Don't continue to use those sticky patches and tear your poor childs skin. Don't waste your time on those other quick and cheap fix eye patches that just don't cut it.. IF you want the best.. then get a FRAMEHUGGER!! There's no comparison once you've seen the quality. Plus there made of fleece so there very soft and comfortable. Thank you very much for your time and I hope that this will at least help 1 struggling parent as it has saved our childs vision!! I see there is another post about Framehuggers below. I'm glad to see i'm not alone in finding her excellent product. I guess working in the field has it's advantages after all :) Keep up the good work Camille! My daughter and my family thanks you!!!!


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Visit website "Too Young For Glasses?" at VisionRe.net to find useful information regarding infants and toddlers and patching/eye-glasses.


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Framehuggers posted below with more info on her site but I have to say that her patches are the best available. Custom fit to your glasses so they fit like a glove. Excellent idea and design. Check them out for sure. www.framehuggers.com . I'm telling everyone I know as my childs vision has improved 10 fold since wearing them.. Thanks again Camille!! YOUR A GOD SEND!!!


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We offer custom design Eye Patches for all ages.
www.snazzypatches.com


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My child was born with a cataract in one eye. She had surgery at 6 weeks and the recovery time before she ccould use her contact lense was about 1 month. In that time she lost use of her eye without patching. My child is now 18 months and we have tried MANY methods to get her to patch. We have been using the opticlude which costs about $6 for 20. Some days we use 3-4 patches for 1 hour of patching and other days use 1 patch for 4 hours of patching. Just stay consistent and do not get angry with the child. Give her a treat if she patches. Clap and tell her how proud you are. We are just now going to but a cloth patch since she takes the patch without too much fuss. I think you should use the disposable patch first. Only buy 1 box because we bought another brand first and it caused a rash. We moved onto OPTICLUDE and that seems to work better. Let her maybe you can have her color her patch. Just make sure that eveyone around her/him ooos and ahs her patch. Make it a positive thing and after a few unsuccesful patches, you should be ok.


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My company sells children's eye patches in lot of colors and designs. They are made of 100% cotton with your choice of a clear or black elastic strap. They can also be made to fit under glasses, if needed. Please take a moment and look my site over www.eyepatchheaven.com . I look forward to hearing from you.


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Sorry, I guess this site doesn't support html. The correct link is http://www.framehuggers.com/patch_pal.htm


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The DVD is a very nice tool for the kids in getting them to understand the need to patch. Anytime someone tries to help the kids is a positive in my mind. I as well have come up with a program that has begun to help many kids comply through reward. Framehuggers is dedicated to helping parents achieve proper compliance when it comes to patching there child and what a better way to do that than to make it fun and exciting for the kids. Framehuggers Patch Pal Program comes not only with their own patch pal(teddy bear) but also a fun game and a complete tip guide to help you in your quest to improving your child's vision. Each patch pal comes with there own glasses with custom fleece outfit and matching Framehugger. Included in the kit is a rewards program that allows the child to not only comply with the parents, but also be rewarded for it. You can also use the game to achieve other goals such as getting your child to complete there chores or homework. There is also a complete tip guide that will help parents and loved ones make the patching process more enjoyable for everyone involved. If you'd like more info on this program, please click http://www.framehuggers.com/patch_pal.htm">Patch Pal Program . Many parents have purchased this program and have had very positive results. We would love to do the same for you. Good luck to you and others in this difficult situation.

www.framehuggers.com


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Hi,

Please see my website www.bjortandcompany.com about the DVD "The Eye Patch Kids" to help encourage patching for children with amblyopia. My son loved it!!

Kelly Harmsen


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I'd like to recommend my site at <http://www.framehuggers.com> for a patching alternative. There made of fleece and are custom made to fit your frame of your glasses. We have many colors and patterns for children and adults. Hope we can help!


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I am trying to locate a soft eye patch for a friend of mine. She had a drive shaft come through her windshield and smashed the left side of her face with her eye taking the brunt of the blow. Because of the bone reconstruction and nerve damage she can't wear the stiff cone patches...as well as they are not large enough to cover the sunken area. Does anyone know where I can find a soft eye patch in texture and size more along the lines of a soft sleep mask? I am not sure what all the rules and regs are of this site so I am going to add my email. I saw the message from klondike383 and couldn't figure out their website. Please let me know if you can help ASAP. Thanks, llrleathers2@yahoo.com


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Eye-patching is difficult, but is usually an effective treatment...and very important. However, it's not easy. Go to VisionRe.Net to see pictures of other babies wearing patch and eyeglasses - there are three pages (link at bottom of each page) - and lots of advice and information which should help. The problem with mittens is that it reduces your child's opportunity to learn. Patching is more effective when used at a time that the child is using hands and eyes together! Think about the hours/days/weeks/months and even years the process might take... and try to discover ways to make patching fun for both of you..... Play, play, play! Because patching time becomes an amazing adventure with you, rather than about "forcing", your child might even look forward to patching!


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My sister and I have a home-based business making eye patches for children AND adults, both male and female. I can't list our "glamour patches" here but you can use your imagination a little bit and probably figure out how to visit our site or e-mail me and we will send you a brochure.


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How old was your child when you started patching?
And are there results?


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I to have a 2 year old that has to wear a patch for 5 hrs a day. My 2 year old likes to tear off the adhesive patches, so we put mittens on his hands so he can't grab it. Or you can put on little cotton gloves. Its working so far for us. If your child can take off the gloves, just place some paper tape around the wrist and glove.(not to tight)! Good luck!


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