Welcome to our patch challenge- WEEK 6. My daughter is 2 ½ and has Amblyiopia. We are currently trying to help her brain recognize her right eye. She has perfect vision in her left eye and -7.75 in her right. We have stepped up the patching since her vision has actually decreased the last 2 visits.
This week (last 3 weeks) I tried FrameHuggers
Cost: 1 patch = $19.99 each + Free 1st class shipping
2 patches = $19.99 each + Free PRIORITY UPGRADE (SAVE $8.00)
3 patches = $19.99 each + Free 4th patch (see details below) + FREE PRIORITY UPGRADE(SAVE 27.95)
Ratings given 1-5 for the following criteria.
1 Doesn’t meet my expectations, 5 Exceeds my expectations
Cuteness Factor 5
Full Eye Occlusion 5
Performs with sweat 5
Patching Support 5
Total patching hours for the week (As many hours as we can), Actual = around 70 hours YIPPEEEEEE!!!!
Elly’s response: We started trying a new patch yesterday and mid-day she took her glasses off and said, “Can I have my soft blue patch now?” Also, about a week ago 2 different moms stopped us at Subway and asked where I found the patch. They said their young kids at home are patching without success with the sticky patches. I sent them to FrameHuggers and Elly started telling them that this patch was much better and that she can wear it all day to make her eyes stronger. It was very touching.
Mom’s response; This patch comes about as close as a mom could hope for to a perfect patch. Camille at FrameHuggers is a great resource as she has experience working with children in an ophthalmologists office. She custom makes each patch for your child’s glasses to ensure a good fit. You can tell that she genuinely wants kids to improve their vision and is passionate about what she does. We actually were wearing the patch and it kept sliding down, so I called her and figured out we were putting it on the glasses wrong. (Guess I should have watched the video first) http://www.framehuggers.com/instruction%20for%20use.htm That solved our drooping problem and there is literally no way that Elly can see. The patch is very soft and comfortable to wear. The down side is that it is a little bulky and does get hot when you are playing outside in 100 degree weather. We only removed the patch for bath time, bedtime, and outside playing time when it was really hot. She did AMAZING and kept the patch on for every waking moment the last 3 weeks. My hubbie tried it on and said it was the most comfortable of all the patches. We did wash it in cold water as the instructions said and it held up pretty good. I would, however, not recommend adding a character to the front as we did. The Nemo faded in the sun and is now a shade of peach. Lots of kids comment on the Nemo and also want to try touching it. My next one will be just a fabric one. Last, but not least, I will warn you that they are expensive. BUT, if you consider that I would have spent at least $7.00 a week on sticky patches, the cost for patching would be close to $28 per month, then this patch would pay for itself in 1 month.