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Patching and Vision

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When your child's vision can be over-looked by their lazy eye. When a child has muscles-tone issues, it's assumed that a turned in eye can seem normal. However, at the same time, when a visual immaturity is combined with issues with movement, it can effect your development. Patching can help with your child's amblyopia or "lazy eye."
  1. Exam: Make sure you have a good visual examination using a retinoscopy. Your child's lazy could be due to an astigmatism, acuity (visual power), and/or their axis.
  2. Efficiency: Typically a parent is told patching involves covering the stronger eye with a patch for a certain amount of time each day, which forces the weaker eye to work harder and develop better vision. Movement Lesson™ patching is about using patching with efficiency. First, to see how each eye sees and where you can catch your child's vision.
  3. Ease: Purposeful patching should be done in short burst where your child is...
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Tips for Patching Eye for Lazy Eye, Strabismus, Astigmatism or Any Vision Issue

 Here are some tips for successful patching, watch the video.

These vision exercises during patching can be very taxing so keep your patch times short and purposeful.

We patched him for the first time and it was a success!

His weaker eye is the left eye so that is what we patched FIRST! Why? Because we want him to feel comfortable and confident with his strong eye. 

Want to learn a step-by-step process for successful patching that doesn't take 2 hours a day?

NOTE: Only Patch when recommended by your Doctor. 

Patching is for Who?

Patching can be done for any type of visual issue: lazy eye, strabismus, astigmatism, double vision, corneal abrasion, and glasses. 

Patching can be done on babies, toddlers, and adults, and its easy to do it the wrong way and not help the vision. 

What does patching the eye do?

Patching is a way to help strengthen the eyes so they work together, and there is more to patching than just covering the eye. 

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