What is patching therapy?
In some children, squints cause the affected eye to become 'lazy' and stop working properly. Patching the 'good' eye will make the lazy eye work harder, which in turn will improve vision. Remember patching only improves vision it does not treat the squint,
although the un-patched eye will appear to be straight while the patch is worn. Sometimes when the patch is removed the squint may be temporarily more noticeable but later returns to the pre-patching position. The patch is made from non-irritating material
to prevent rashes, and spectacles are worn over the patch. It is thought that the patching therapy works best for children below 7-8 years of age.