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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
When Anthony Hopkins sports an Eye Patch for the most recent hit movie Thor, people start thinking that people who wear eye patches are just trendy. Of course in the soon to be released movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, I'm sure their will be many a pirate wearing these black patches....Argghhhhh.

golden eye patch - Thor
Of course their are 2 kinds of eye patches: Adhesive and Standard.

  1. Adhesive Eye Patches - Adhesive eye patches include those manufactured by Nexcare (3M®), Coverlet ® and Ortopad (Master Aid ®). Adhesive eye patches have a peel-away side with adhesive that sticks to the skin.

    They are used often in the treastment of Amblyopia, or lazy eye. Ortopad adhesive patches are hypoallergenic, meaning that the chance of skin irritation is reduced, but some sensitive children can still react to the adhesive. Some of the adhesive patches (e.g., Nexcare) come in more than one size; junior and regular. The right size is dependent on the head size and age, but as a rule junior size is ideal for children 2 years or younger. The larger eye patches can be trimmed to better fit the child; however, don't trim too much or you'll reduce the adhesive area and reduce the ability of the patch to adhere to persons face. The other advantage is these will let ZERO light in.

  2. Standard Eye Patches - Made popular back in the day by pirates, standard eye patches serve both to hide the disquieting sight of a missing or damaged eye and to keep detritus out of the socket. Without the patch, contaminants can get in and cause discomfort. Typically today eye patches like this are worn short term to help with recovery from eye surgery. Long term they are worn to not scare those looking at what is behind the patch... like a missing or eye or disfigured eye.

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