When my daughter started patching at 2 and a half I was shocked at the lack of resources available to support her. As a parent you want to help you child and when I couldn't find what I wanted, I created it. I wrote and self published a book aimed at preschool children (when patching is most effective) and created a reward chart and certificate to motivate patchers.
A "lazy eye" is a childhood condition where the vision does not develop properly. It's known medically as amblyopia.
It happens because one or both eyes are unable to build a strong link to the brain. It usually only affects one eye, and means that the child can see less clearly out of the affected eye and relies more on the "good" eye.
It's estimated that 1 in 50 children develop a lazy eye.
I have created a positive and welcoming community and aim to support patching families.