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Treating Lazy Eyes in Children

Amblyopia, also referred to as lazy eye, is frequently seen in many of our younger patients. A lazy eye develops when sight in one eye is stifled. This may happen if your child can't see as well with one eye because of issues with distance vision, and in some cases, astigmatism. In most cases, patches are prescribed to remedy a lazy eye. Our patients are advised to wear their patch for a few hours daily, and in most cases, the patients are required glasses as well. Patching.

In some cases, it can be quite challenging to have your son or daughter fitted with an eye patch, and no less if they are quite young. When the good eye is covered, it makes it harder for your child to see. It's a confusing notion- your child is required to wear the patch to help their weaker eye, but not being able to see well is just what makes patches so difficult. There are several ways to help your kids keep their patch on. Implementing a reward system with stickers given when the patch is worn can really work with some kids. Eye patch manufacturers sympathize with your plight; patches are made in loads of kid-friendly colors and patterns. Take advantage of all the options and make it an activity by allowing them to choose their patch every day and then putting a sticker on the chart when the patch stays on. Older kids can usually intellectualize how patching works, so it's helpful to have a talk about it.

Flotation wings are also helpful in preventing younger patients from pulling their patches off.

A good result is dependent on you to keep committed to the long term goal.

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