I was patched from when I was 2 and then had glasses for several years after that. My eyes did completely recover, and now I'm almost 40 and don't have to wear glasses at all - not even for reading.
I didn't like it at the time, but I'm very glad that my mum made me do it!
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09-05-2016 22:07 #11Senior Member
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09-05-2016 22:57 #12
Thank you all very much for your responses.
I will get the patches and hopefully he keeps it on.
He likes to watch Peppa pig so maybe that will make him keep it on.
I appreciate your responses
10-05-2016 07:35 #13Senior Member
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10-05-2016 08:57 #14
The two things I found super helpful:
1) if they don't tolerate the sticky patches get a good quality cloth ones that fits onto the glasses
2) when you first start with a patch on don't do anything that your child needs to interact with their environment as their vision will be quite different and keep their hands busy so they can't pull the patch off. We started off wearing it while we went for a walk in the pram and gave DS a snack to keep him busy, we also put his favourite DVD on when we got home.
Also if you need to use the sticky patches stick them to your jeans first to remove some stickiness so it doesn't irritate their skin. Good luck
10-05-2016 16:18 #15
10-05-2016 16:19 #16
Would I need to tell,him to close his good eye? Or just normal? I feel like it will be torture for him. Poor baby
10-05-2016 16:45 #17
Any successful eye patching stories?
Nope they just carry on as normal, no need to close eye. If he will be wearing glasses I highly recommend the cloth ones. The first few times are hard but they adapt really quickly and completely forget they are wearing it. We even did it for 2 hrs every day at preschool. They were wonderful in helping out
10-05-2016 18:20 #18
10-05-2016 18:29 #19
You'll be fine, be consistent , wearing it is non negotiable, make a reward chart and bribe like crazy!
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