Rachel saw the orthoptist this morning & she seemed really pleased with how Rachel is wearing her glasses all day but then she said we need to strengthen the lazy eye that squints by patching the good eye. So somehow I have to persuade Rachel to have a patch on for an hour each day mmmm that's going to be fun - not !
Any ideas ? Anybody had to do this for their little one ?
The word "impossible" springs to mind! I know i'd have no chance with Brodie - i can't even get him to wear his glasses!
The eldest of my twins has a squint but his is both eyes and he alternates between the two. At the moment his vision and development are the same in both so they don't need to worry about patching for now, however it might be something we have to contend with in the future.
Sorry I don't have anything helpful to offer but good luck let us know how you get on.
Ive seen two types of patch have success - one which is stuck to the eye and the other is actually fitted on the glasses and comes off when the child takes the glasses off. If Rachel is great with her glasses and only has to wear the patch for an hour, she may prefer the one that doesnt stick to the skin? Although the downside of that is that she could probably take it off more easily!! Just become pirates and all have eye patches!! Good luck! xx
Well we have been amazed at how well Rachel has been coping with the patching , they are the patches that go on the eye & then she has to put her glasses on over the top , we have been doing it for over a fortnight now & she has co-operated evry day- I make sure I have lots of things to do organised before I patch her so playdough, colouring with felt tips & using the leapfrog pad etc. We have justmissed a couple of days this week whilst she's been poorly with tonsilitis. Our kids do like to surprise us - don't they ?!