Earlier this month, I answered the question, “What is lazy eye?” where we learned that a standard treatment for lazy eye is patching the unaffected eye. I always felt sorry for a parent when the doctor prescribed patching as this meant that they would have a fight on their hands with the child. Even the best behaved children can make patching a nightmare. And, who could blame them? Patching the eye with the better vision not only decreases the child’s ability to see, but adhesive patches can be very uncomfortable and irritate the skin.
I was delighted to find Amblyopia Kids: An Adventure in Amblyopia www.amblyopiakids.com.
This website was started by a mother who has both a child with autism and a child with amblyopia. She describes the site as “Dedicated to creating awareness about amblyopia (lazy eye) in children”. This website has Eye Patch Reviews, Amblyopia information, Amblyopia Stories, Parent Resources & Fun Activities for Kids”.
I had no idea of the different types of eye patches available, including the Krafty Eye Patch (my favorite) and enjoyed seeing pictures of the children smiling in their patches and reading the eye patch reviews. http://www.amblyopiakids.com/p/eye-patch-reviews.html
This would be a wonderful resource for your patching patients and their parents. I hope you share it!
Something you need to know? Ask Rebecca–Submitted by guest blogger, Rebecca Johnson, Founder of EyeTrain4You, an ophthalmic staff training and development company. Contact her at Rebecca@EyeTrain4You.com