The Eye Patch Project
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Summer is officially over. The crazy, hazy days full of swimming pools, baseball games, and searching for fireflies have come to an end. Trying to get your young child to wear an eye patch every day is not one of the summer activities you would list as "fun". In fact many patching families get off track during the summer. Schedules are turned upside down and children are either wet from swimming or sweat, which means keeping an eye patch on is a challenge. If your eye patcher slacked a little this summer do not beat yourself up over it. It happens. Your family spent the summer enjoying it, recharging your batteries for the up coming school year of soccer practices, homework, and the craziness of life. Good, that's what summer break is for. But now is the time to push the reboot button on your child's eye patching therapy. School is in full gear and a new calendar is printed. As you are filling in each day with new activities don't forget to pencil in when your child needs to wear their eye patch. Recommit yourself to focus on improving your child's vision. If eye patching is a struggle for your little one, take some time to revise your strategy, create a new reward system, or maybe purchase some new eye patches to excite your child. Do whatever it takes to make eye patching a priority. Now is a perfect time to recommit because soon we will be counting down to the holidays, which again will add challenges to your already full hectic calendar.