One of the unfortunate things that my oldest kids have inherited from both their father and I is poor vision. Amblyopia, or lazy eye, to be exact. While Sawyer has been wearing glasses since he was 18 months old, his amblyopia has just now progressed to the point where he needs to wear an eye patch. He needs to wear a patch over his stronger eye for two hours per day to give his weaker eye some practice and exercise.
I remember HATING my black plastic eye when I was his age. My mom would put it on me before putting me on the bus in the morning. And I would take it off as soon as she was out of sight! (Could be why my amblyopia is so terrible now.) So I set out on a mission to make a patch that Sawyer wouldn’t mind wearing quite so much. And this is what I came up with and how you can make your own!
What you need
- Paper and marker for making the template
- Fabric of your child’s choice (with a small print)
- Sewing machine or needle for hand-sewing