The Eye Patch Project
Saturday, February 16 2019
We absolutely LOVE the way Heather coordinated her Valentine mailbox with her Unicorn eye patch. She is very talented and so cute. We hope the box was stuffed with adoring messages from all her friends.
Friday, December 28 2018
Thank you Patch Pals! My son has been patching for the last 3 years. We have always used an adhesive patch but recently my son expressed that the adhesive was bothering him, he was also sick of the same old patterns. So we decided to give fabric patching a try especially since he is up to 4 hours a day right now. He loves his Rainbow Dash pocket patch, he says it is so soft and comfy. He likes it so much that last night I ordered 3 more pocket patches to give him variety!
- Charity W.
Friday, December 07 2018
Hello! I wanted to send in a picture of my daughter wearing one of your patches. I received this one pictured through a registry for our state for lazy eye; and I have to say these are by far the best cloth patches that fit on the glasses. We have another patch coming in the mail that I purchased, as the adhesive patches won't work for our daughter - it's a sensory thing. While patching has been a rough transition for us the patches are great, not only do they provide great coverage over the eye (completely covering) they are a great alternative to the adhesive being able to be hand washed and reused - eco friendly and less waste, but also my daughter will tolerate them better than the adhesive eye patches! Thank you!
Monday, January 22 2018
We love seeing our little Patch Pals excited about receiving their new eye patch. This one is adorable!! We work really hard at trying to make eye patching fun for little kids. Eye patching is hard and needs to be presented as something positive and good. Watching this video of a precious little girl opening her package is priceless.
Wednesday, January 17 2018
In May 2017, we were contacted by a lovely doctor named Natalie Weil from the Emory Eye Center. She told us back then that she was going with a group of doctors to Jordan to give eye care to Syrian refugee children. Jordan has some of the largest refugee camps in the world and many of the children are without regular eye care. Her goal during this trip was to set up a screening program that could be used in this camp and hopefully other camps throughout the area. She asked if we could help the group by donating eye patches so the children in Syria could benefit by having a sustainable method/tool for amblyopia. We told her that we would love to help out and we donated a variety of Patch Pals Eye Patches. She recently updated us with photos of some of the kids from Syria. We are very proud of Natalie and her group of doctors. We wish them great success with improving the vision of these sweet young children.
The organization she traveled with is called the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). SAMS is on the front lines of crisis relief for Syria. They work hard to alleviate suffering, save lives, and rebuild healthcare. For more information about the project, or if you are interested in donating or volunteering, here is a link to their website https://www.sams-usa.net .
Sunday, January 14 2018