I have decided to take this patching challenge on in full force. At the last visit PO that my daughters vision was worse (they did tell me this could happen and it was ok, but I am still worried) and that we needed to use atropine drops AND patch at least 2 hours a day. We have tried several adhesive patches from 2 different brands, only to go through 20-50 patches a week. CRAZY. She has eaten them, thrown them away, hid them, crumpled them, cut them into many pieces and much more. We’ve tried the patching princess, a patching tree, even bribing for candy and toy rewards. Needless to say, we have been very unsuccessful at patching.
This site has been a great form of encouragement for us. Last week, Corrie had made a comment, “Yes!!! I think we as mothers of toddlers in glasses should go into the researching business!” And that got me thinking. This week I wrote to all the companies that offer patches to young children. Elly and I are going to try each one for 1 week. We are going to take pictures and report back to you of our successes. So far, 7 companies will be participating and I am very excited to find the “dream” patch that will stay on and occlude her vision and help us reach our vision goals.
In addition to the length of time that we are able to keep these patches on, what other aspects of each patch would you like to know more about?