Eye patching for amblyopia

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Learn how an eye patch can force the weaker eye to work harder so the vision in the eye improves.

Key points

  • Eye patching is a treatment for Amblyopia, or "lazy eye".
  • When patching your child's eye, make sure you are patching the correct eye and the eye is fully covered.
  • If you find patching your child's eye difficult, ask a family member or friend to help.
  • Be sure to go to your child's follow-up appointment. During this appointment, your child's doctor will determine how well your child's vision is progressing.
Last updated: March 23rd 2012