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« on: September 01, 2010 04:28:24 PM »

So, my 5 year old daughter has severe amblyopia and its exacerbated by very bad nearsightedness and astigmatism.  Her vision is something like +7, +4 and she is essentially almost blind in her left eye.  SO!  We are patching her right eye daily.  I saw a post up here about this recently but the patches were made to go over glasses, and it will be another week before her glasses are ready so I started making up some patches to get her used to it.  The first one was a bunny, but as it was felt it was too scratchy, so then i made her a kitty.  She LOVES the kitty!







We went shopping on Sunday and there was a bounce house set up outside the store, and there were a bunch of kids bouncing.  When my daughter got in the kids asked her "are you a pirate?" and she was like "YES!  I AM CAPTAIN KITTY!!"  which was pretty gratifying in thet it means she's getting used to the idea.


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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010 04:37:00 PM »

Those are so cute! Glad your daughter is adjusting well to it. My dad also has the one really bad eye...maybe I'll make him some pirate-y eyepatches too  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010 05:21:42 PM »

Awwwwww...very cute and very practical!  Cheesy

I'm glad the kids aren't making fun of her and her rocking patches!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010 05:24:10 PM »

Those are super cute and it's awesome that your daughter is getting used to the idea of it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010 07:16:32 PM »

really cute, and great idea. it makes the eye patch like playing dress up and probably less scary to other kids.  i like that the kitty also has one  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010 07:43:33 PM »

The bunny is pretty, but the kitty is adorable (especially it's patch) great idea!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010 08:34:20 PM »

These are so cute. And she is adorable.
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010 09:06:16 PM »

Thanks, guys!  Yeah, my girl gave the bunny patch to her best friend, "as a present".  Said best friend now wears it in solidarity.
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010 11:16:59 PM »

I think this is amazing, you helped you daughter turn what could have been a terribly embarrassing thing to a totally incredible thing. I love that kitty eye patch!
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010 12:22:04 AM »

This is such a great idea. Its so great that she likes them. Medical appliances can be traumatizing, but these are super cool! Also, I think it's awesome that she is an offical pirate now!!! Capitan Kitty RULES!  Grin
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