The Eye Patch Project
Sunday, March 30 2014
#7 WEARING AN EYE PATCH IS HARD
Children who are eye patching because they have amblyopia not only have to adjust to using one eye, they are also adjusting to using an eye that does not see well. It can really be a struggle for most children, especially at the beginning of their eye patching project. Eye patching can make a generally very happy easy-going child become unhappy and difficult. Knowing this personality change can happen and being prepared is important. Start the first few eye patching sessions when you (the parent) are at your best as well as the child can really cut down on potential conflicts. Being calm, postive and level-headed can prevent struggles and help make those beginning days more pleasant for everyone. Don't start patching when you have had a long day at work or your child is already tired and grumpy. That's a recipe for a battle.