The felt patches I make are fun for kids and a nice alternative to the sticker patches sold at stores or the doctor’s office. My patches are affordable (adhesive patches are about $5-$20 for a a supply that lasts less than one month), durable, and extremely simple in design- they have no snaps, straps, or Velcro that could damage the frames or lenses. Two pieces of felt are sewn together along the edges with a space on both ends for the frame to slip through. The patch covers one side of the frame and is held in place by the frame and face. This loose design makes them super easy to put on and take off the glasses without damage (even by the child). The patch may shift slightly while worn because of this simple design but it is easy to push back into place and in my family’s one year of experience patching with my design-it works great!
My patches are probably best for children who only need to patch a few hours a day-they are NOT light tight. Please consult your child’s doctor if you are unsure if this patch will work for you. I began making eye patches for my own daughter when our doctor told us we needed to patch several hours each day to strengthen my daughter’s “weak” eye. I found that the bright colors and fun designs made her much more willing to patch. She even likes wearing her patch out in public and we always get a lot of compliments on it which I believe helps her feel more confident with her eye condition and patching in general.
These are MADE TO ORDER felt eye patches and as such will vary some from the images seen here and no two are exactly the same. All are cut and sewn by hand from my original designs so each piece will be one of a kind (OOAK). Please include the color(s or pattern(s) you are interested in when you place your order as well as telling me which eye will be patched in the notes or convo me before you place your order to discuss the details. Remember, this listing is for three plain patches. Also, please note that I prefer to use black for the inside piece of the patch to reduce the amount of light that filters through.
Approx. 5 inches long and 2 inches across the widest portion, the opening at the nose is about 1-1.5 inches and the opening for the arm is about .5 inches. Please feel free to include the measurements of the glasses in your order especially if your child's glasses are very small or very large. Made with felt sheets and embroidery thread- NO GLUE. I feel this makes my items more detailed, unique, durable, and child friendly.
My felt patches are carefully hand sewn but pieces can be detached if handled too roughly and supervision is always suggested for very young children. Also, felt does "wear" and these patches will not last forever. They will need to be replaced every so often depending on how much handling they get. I would say the patches I make that we have used in our family begin to fray after about 3-6 months. We are pretty rough on them though and I often toss the patch in my purse or pocket so if you treated them more gently they could last up to a year.
I also have a listing for custom designed eye patches.
It generally takes me 2-5 days to complete these depending on my current workload. If you need your item by a particular date I would be happy to try to meet your deadline if possible. I can also send photos via email of the item before shipping to ensure that you will be satisfied with your purchase if you like.
I ship via USPS with tracking and please remember I do not begin or ship any orders until payment is received. Only .50 cents for shipping on each additional item you order from our shop in one order! Sorry, this special rate only applies to shipping in the United States.
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