This eye patch is designed for vision therapy for babies (0-2 years) who wear glasses. The eye patch is skin-safe and of high quality. Only use it after consulting with an orthoptist or eye doctor.
The eye patch from Kay Fun Patch can be attached to all types of glasses – both those with and without a nose pad. The eye patch is attached to the inner side of the child’s glasses, if the child’s course of treatment requires improving the vision in one eye. It can be used as an alternative to adhesive eye patches if you haven’t had any success at getting them to work. Otherwise, the eye patch can be used in addition to adhesive eye patches, when you need to give your baby’s skin a break every now and again.
It is important that the fabric eye patch is only used after having consulted an eye doctor/orthoptist, as adhesive eye patches are often recommended by such professionals as the preferred form of treatment. Particularly for babies, it is vital to ensure an optimal a course of vision therapy treatment since vision development is most critical in the first years of life.
Shape and instructions
The eye patch from Kay Fun Patch consists of an oval piece of fabric, which sits on the inside of the lens. It has been designed to accommodate both the lens and the leg of the glasses, so that it covers the entire eye.
The eye patch is attached to the glasses by passing the leg of the glasses through the two holes and the nose pad through the third hole. If the glasses do not have a nose pad, then elastic is used to fasten the eye patch.
The eye patches designed for babies are slightly different to eye patches for children, as the size of the attachment holes is smaller. The holes have been purposely designed like this, since this ensures better stability for the eye patch, given that babies can be more uneasy about vision therapy than older children.
Take a look at our ‘Guide for eye patches with glasses’ if you are interested in learning how to attach an eye patch to a pair of glasses.
This eye patch for babies measures 10.5 cm x 5 cm (length x width). The length is long since the eye patch extends beyond the lens of the eye to also cover part of the leg of the glasses, thus covering the entire eye socket. This ensures that no light can penetrate the eye from the size.
The manufacturer of this eye patch recommends its use for babies 0-2 years. Take a look at our ‘Size Guide’.
The skin-safe eye patch from Kay Fun Patch is made from a fabric that is Oeko-Tex® certified hypoallergenic. It consists of layers of soft, cushioned, and breathable fabric. The inner black layer is made of 100% cotton, which ensures good comfort against the skin and allows any moisture to either be absorbed or directed away. For this reason, the eye patch is comfortable to wear.
The eye patch sits tightly on the glasses due to the latex free elastic. The hole in baby glasses is smaller in order to provide added stability.
It can be hand-washed and subsequently air dried in order to ensure that it maintains its shape and appearance.
As the eye patch can be used time and time again for several months, it is argued to have a sustainable design, unlike alternatives, such as adhesive eye patches.
The actual fabric is manufactured, dyed, and cut in the United Kingdom. The process makes use of environmentally friendly methods and colours.
Some of the eye patches feature designs using glitter. Such designs are made using polyurethane, which is also a recyclable material.
The eye patches are safe to use. Nevertheless, we recommend keeping small children under supervision, especially since this can help to ensure that the eye patch is being worn correctly, achieving the best results from your baby’s vision therapy treatment. If baby child lifts the glasses off, or pushes them aside a little, it has a negative effect on vision training.
The product carries the CE-mark.
This is NOT a toy. Consult an orthoptist/eye doctor before use.
You can run the risk or negatively impacting a child’s sight if an eye patch is used on a child who does not need vision therapy.
Manufactured in England.