In June 2006 Nathan was diagnosed with Amblyopia.  As a result we started patching his right eye for 2 hours a day.  After his two month check-up patching went up to 3 hours.  His third check-up resulted in 6 hours of patching each day, split into two 3 hour sessions. Then 3 hours a day... and now we are currently patching 4 hours  hoping for further improvement with his vision in his left eye. 

Here are some links to information on Amblyopia, and also some links where you can buy non-adhesive patches. We switch to the non-adhesives when the regular patches start to irritate his skin.

 

 

Amblyopia Resources

http://www.preventblindness.org/children/amblyopiaFAQ.html
http://www.strabismus.org/amblyopia_lazy_eye.html

http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/amblyopia/

http://www.stlukeseye.com/Conditions/Amblyopia.asp

Non-Adhesive Patches

http://www.patchpals.com

http://www.lazyeyepatches.com

http://www.anissasfunpatches.com

http://www.framehuggers.com

http://www.goipatch.com

http://www.kinggrafix.com

 

Go here for some patching t-shirts!

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