Amblyopia Kids checks out the Amblyopia Patch Kits from the Children's Eye Foundation
We at Amblyopia Kids first learned about this kit and jumped at the opportunity to check it out and share the scoop on the "what's new" in the world of Amblyopia.
The Amblyopia Patch Kit is designed especially for children who are patching for amblyopia and can be purchased for $15 from the Children's Eye Foundation in both Boys (Super Patcher) and Girls (Princess Patch) versions. Physicians can also order Amblyopia Kit flyers by the notepad (100 ct) for free through the CEF.
This kit is an excellent introduction or starter kit for those who are 'new' to patching or want to try out a sampling of adhesive patches to see what works best for their child.
Ready.. Set.. Patch!
|Proud Recipient of the Princess Patch Kit|
- a tips and tricks guide
- A patching is fun sticker
- Patching Calendar with reward stickers
- coloring pages
- 30 eye patches (10 of three different patch types). *ours actually had 35
|Contents of the Amblyopia Patch Kit|
|Princess Patch Coloring pages|
As listed on the Children's Eye Foundation information page about the kits --
Although these are included in the Patching Kit, you can also print them from your desktop printer: Bonus!
|Super Patcher Kit
||Patching Princess Kit
The Patches in the Amblyopia Kit
|Patches - Front side|
|Patches - underneath side|
The kit includes the following brands of patches
KRAFTY EYE PATCHES
|Ortopad Regular vs Junior|
Belle has tried all 3 of these brands of patches before and you can find thorough reviews of these brands and more here at the Amblyopia Kids website.
|Ortopad||as low as .24/patch||made of a mono-stretch, non-woven material that allows the skin to breathe||latex-free and hypoallergenic||available in white, beige, and assorted boys and girls patterns||available online or thru some pharmacies||Ortopad & Ortopad Elite girls patches|
|Krafty Eye Patches||as low as .32/patch||non toxic ink, monostretch breathable fabric and a great black out layer that is so thin it never touches or bugs the eye lashes.||latex-free and hypoallergenic with time released 'sensitive' adhesive||available in primary and bright colors as well as 'fun kits' to decorate||available online only||Fun Eye Patch Kits for Kids|
|Nexcare Opticlude||as low as .10/patch||breathable, made by 3M||hypoallergenic||beige only||available at most drug stores on shelves and online||CVS vs Nexcare
Patching with Nexcare
Belle's Amblyopia Patch Kit Experience with photos:
|Ortopad Elite Patch|
|Krafty Eye Patches|
Note: I do know that a common complaint on the Amblyopia Kids facebook page is that the Krafty Patches don't always stick well on some children. We have not had that problem but always patch on clean and dry skin. I know that in the summer when my daughter is sweaty that this is a downfall to most adhesive patches - they can slide or cause irritation. Many swear by using a little milk of magnesia under the patch or wetting the patch before removing it to minimize irritation. For more advice on this very sticky situation check out The Sticky Patch - Help! Article
The Amblyopia Patch kit gets a thumbs up from Amblyopia Kids. This is a good value and a great place to start if you are new to patching, or want to try out some different adhesive patches to see which adhesive patch works best for your child.
Thank you the Children's Eye Foundation for letting us check out this cool patching kit and for putting it together. You have taken something very overwhelming to parents and made it simple. Kudos to you! We at Amblyopia Kids sure do appreciate all that you do for children's vision.