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"THE PIRATES OF PRESCHOOL - AMBLYOPIA
AND THE CURSE OF THE LAZY EYE"
By Tom French
"My family is a 'pirate family.' You see, our son has amblyopia (lazy eye) and had to wear a patch on his good eye in order to strengthen the lazy one for almost four years.
Daniel is not alone — 2 percent to 3 percent of all children are afflicted with this medical condition, which if left unchecked can lead to blindness in one eye, lack of depth perception and, potentially, a wandering eye."
Click here to continue reading this article from the Watertown Daily Times from Watertown, NY.
"I recently lost my vision and will have to wear eye patches on both eyes everyday to keep them immobilized, and the Ortopad regular-size eye patches are the best I have ever worn by far! Having tried every brand under the sun, the Ortopad eye patches fit extremely well, particularly with the shaping "nasal slits"on the inside. They're very soft and comfortable and they stay on all day. I know once they're on, I have the confidence knowing they'll stay on all day long, since I wouldn't see them if they fell off anyway. Glad I finally found great eye patches I'll be wearing for the rest of my life." - CE
"Thank you so much for your great eye patches! They arrived with free shipping about thirty hours after I ordered them, which is wonderful and amazing. Our baby (who had cataract surgery) wears the patch happily, and our other kids enjoy the cute prints. I like them, too! Also they fit and stick much better than the CVS brand ones I bought for immediate use. I am a true fan based on ease of working with your company, cute designs, and outstanding function of the patches. Thank you! Your company makes a glum thing pretty fun!" - MA, Pennsylvania
"Thank you! We were so worried that our 4 year old son would refuse to wear his patch as prescribed by his ophthalmologist. He did refuse the plain tan patches, but he actually enjoys wearing his Ortopad patches with designs on them. Even more ingenious are the posters you sent us. He looks forward to wearing his patch and adding to his monster truck patchwork wheels. Thank you for help in our son's treatment plan." - PP, Maryland
"I just wanted to say "Thank you" so much for offering your patches. My son is 5 and has to patch 3 hours each day. It was a little tough at first but he has come a long way and a lot of it has to do with the fun that we make of it. He loves the designs that you offer and the really fun poster that he can create a design with after he uses each one. Thanks for making a stressful situation into a fun one. His eye is doing great and coming right along. Bless you all!!" - MH, Pennsylvania
"I have to tell you how happy we are!! Our daughter was constantly fighting us on the patch, but since my order arrived SO QUICKLY, she has been anxious to wear the patch! We are so pleased with the selection of patches, the reward posters, and the quick turn around, we would recommend you in an instant! Thank you for making this fun for the kids, it definitely helped my husband and me encourage the patching!" - RP, New York
"I spent SEVEN long years patching my son's eye every day to correct his amblyopia. Throughout those years I tried many different products and always came back to Ortopad. These eye patches are not only adorable but also didn't irritate his skin like many of the other brands did. Also when he was first starting (at age 3) he loved the patching posters too! I want to thank you for providing a quality product that made this difficult time a little easier to get through!" - LB
"We received the two [Patch Pal] patches last week! They are wonderful! We are very pleased with the quality of the material and the extra elastic to hold the arm of the glasses. We had been ordering our patches from another vendor but their patches weren't lasting very long and weren't as good of a quality. We go to the Dr today to see when he will be able to discontinue the patch but if we are in need of more we will definitely order from you!! My son is 5 years old and loves his new green tractor patch. If he likes it he keeps it on easier. Thanks!" - SC, Pennsylvania
"We love Ortopads! Before we ordered Ortopads my 11 month old son would cry and fuss whenever it was time to wear his patch. The drugstore patches caused his skin to be red and irritated, were sweaty after wearing, and half the time he would peel them right off! A friend send us some Ortopads to try and the very first time we used one he didn't fuss while wearing it. Six hours with no fussing and no red irritated skin afterward! Thank you for making a quality product! It's really making a difference in my son's life." - MJ, Florida
"Our son has had to wear a patch for over a year now. They are amazing patches and really help! Our son's vision has improved from a +5 to a +4. I have told so many people about your patches and how wonderful they are. Thank you!" - KG, Illinois
"Thank you thank you thank you!!! I ordered my daughter's patches on Friday and they arrived on my doorstep on Sunday!!! You guys have amazing customer service and an amazing product. We won't use any other patches." - ER, New Jersey
"Thank you so much! 3 days was the magic number like your tip section says! I'm so glad my doctor recommended you." - DR, Florida
"I just want to thank you so much for adding the Pick a Patch! My son loves trains and airplanes and they are the only way we will get him to wear his patch. He is 2 and has to wear it 6+ hours a day and this makes it sooo much easier! Thanks again!" - EL, Wisconsin
"My son loves your eye patches. They stay on really well and don't irritate around his eye." - LS, Texas
"Thank you so much for your patches! You have turned something that may make some kids self conscious into something fun and unique. My daughter is a princess pirate, and likes the fact that she can pick out what patch she wants to wear each day." - JH, New Jersey
"Our 14 year old daughter has mitochondrial disease and needs to patch 3 hours every other day, every other eye. All the other patches in stores and pharmacies hurt her when they were removed and made the skin around her eye so tender that it would not recover before patching again. For years we endured the tears and struggles of patch days until we found your patches online. When we started with your patches there were just tan ones available but they were so superior that ther was an immediate change on patch days. The new, fun designs are great! She chooses a patch that goes well with her outfit and is so much happier! The posters appear to be a great way for children to do another hard thing and get a reward - zoo trip when it is full!" - PD, Utah
"So glad we can pick styles now. My son's much happier wearing his favorites all the time. Thank you!" - KW, New Jersey
"Thanks for your new 'Pick-a-Patch' ordering! My almost 8 year old is happy to now be able to pick just the more mature patterns that she likes best. We were quite pleased to see this when we went to reorder." KW, Illinois
"I recently discovered your Ortopad Occlusion Eye Patches. I, however, am not a kid- I am 22 years old. When I was about 16 months old I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis in both of my knees, a finger, and a toe. Luckily, I have been in remission since I was about 5 years old. One of the complications of JRA, is uveitis/iritis- inflammation of the iris. As a result, my right eye has always been a lot weaker and suffered from amblyopia/lazy eye. I patched it when I was younger but then my mother & my doctor both, in my opinion, went too easy on me. It is not very noticeable, but I do still suffer from amblyopia. After a bad uveitis/iritis flare up a few years ago resulting in cataract surgery due to the need for intense steroid eye drop use, my ophthamologist advised patching my eye again. I laughed at him at first because I was in college and there was NO WAY I would wear a patch out in public. He told me to simply patch it while I was at home (reading, watching tv, etc) as much as possible. It was hard for me to find these patches in stores, so I gave up for a while. I decided to try again and discovered your brand. They're a reasonable price and don't irritate my skin like the Nexcare patches did. Although I don't wear the cute stickers that came with the patches, my nephew sure enjoys them! I just wanted to say thanks for your product. I will always struggle with a lazy eye to some extent, but your product makes it easier for me to patch it without getting irritated skin. Thank you." - AW, Michigan
"My daughter who is 6 is having to wear these patches daily. We started with the normal brown patches and she was having to wear them to school. It was a fight every morning to get her to put on a patch because she was being made fun of at school. When we ordered our first box of patches from this company she was so excited to choose what one to wear next! She has even started to choose the ones that will match her clothing for that day!! Thank you for making this experience for her a bit more enjoyable!!" - SL, Missouri
"Thank you so much for your incredible product. My 5 year old daughter has been patching for a year now. She loves to pick out a "fashionable patch" (her words) to coordinate with what she is wearing. These patches have made our experience with patching a very positive one for our daughter." - RW, Wisconsin
"Just wanted to say thank you for making a product that made it less painful as a parent to have my child wear. We have been in patches since my daughter was 2 months old and after 4 years we will have at least a break. I just wanted to say thank you for keepig her patches cute and more stylish for school. A million thanks!!" - AC, Texas
"We love your patches! My son, who is 3, and I are new to this. We are going into our third month of patching daily for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours a day. The things I love about Ortopads is that they stick all day and unless he has a crying spell we only use one patch a day! The eye patch posters are definitely motivation for him as well. I love your product, it is a life saver, thank you so much!" - JM, Virginia
"Thank you, we love these patches...you have made our experience so much better and fun and we have seen great improvement! Praise God for your company! Thank you!" - CL, Washington
"I ordered eye patches for my 5 year old son. This is my second time ordering. My son loves the designs and they come so quickly in the mail! I love your company and would recommend it to anyone who needed eye care products! Thanks so much!" - LB, Pennsylvania
"We have been using your eye patch for 3 years now. Improved slit design is awesome. Prompt shipments and great customer care. Thank you for your great product." - SB, Georgia
"The patches are great. My daughter breaks out with other patches with latex. Her ophthalmologist gave us about 5 patches of yours to try. These don't break her out! So after trying them to make sure, I ordered these patches. It was also nice to try the doctor's to get sizing correct. The quickness in shipping was fantastic! I will definitely be back to order more as soon as we need them. Thank you!" - CH, Maryland
"Thank you SO much! We saw the doctor on Friday and need to patch for three more months, but our little guy has made HUGE improvement! Your patches have made it much easier and aided in our success. We are grateful!" - MF, Colorado
"I just wanted to let your company know that you have a very wonderful product. I have tried other patches and you can rest assured that as long as we are patching, it will be with the Ortopad Elite! Thank you for all your help and support in helping our child and all the information on your site is wonderful. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!" - JP, Colorado
"I was really worried about my daughter when we had to start wearing a patch. Ortopad eye patches make wearing patches fun and exciting. She gets to 'pick a patch' every morning and it is a very big deal to get to pick the one she wants. I am so thankful I found this company! We have been doing patch therapy for almost two years now and her vision has improved significantly!! Thanks so much for making such a fun product!" - SM, South Carolina
"Love your products. Thank you, it makes it so much better for our kids." - WC, Florida
"My daughter has to wear a patch half the time she's awake everyday until she's 7 years old. I love how easy it is to use your patches and love the designs." - CS, California
"Thank you all for having the patches. My little girl enjoys picking out the sparkly patch that she will wear everyday! Thanks for making a tough situation just a little bit better and more fun! Finding you all was a blessing to us." - TH, Kentucky
"My grandson has to wear a patch on one of his eyes for 6 hrs per day. I just want to say you have put careful thought in making these patches. They seal perfectly, they are bright and cool to look at added sparkles too (a plus) most importantly hypo-allergenic and the eye area is darkened. I had to use the bandaid type patch for one day because my eye patches did not arrive yet (no fault, just I used regular mail, no big deal). I'm glad I had to use the other to appreciate how great yours are. I put both patches and tried them myself to see what that would be like. The bandaid patch let the light in and that was very distracting to the eye that can see just needs correction. Sticky wasn't great as well, and not hypo-allergenic. Your patches are made in Italy and the other in China, another huge difference. Thank you so much for making a quality patch at a quality price. These situations are hard enough and your patches help make it cool and comfortable. God Bless!" - SN, Bettendorf, IA
"My 4 year old daughter has been wearing an eye patch for about 3 months now. We have been buying your patches because of the fun designs. She loves them and they stick really well. She will probably have to wear them for at least another year (although we are so excited that she will only have to wear them for half days starting next month!)" - DM, Kansas City, MO
"I was worried that my daughter's new classmates in the beginning of 2nd grade will start to tease her. She started matching the design to her outfits and turned the patches into a fashion statement. Now other girls in her class want to wear them! Thank you for being inventive, original and for creating this wonderful product!" - SS, Palm Harbor, FL
"I love the patches now that they have been redesigned. The older one would not stay on my infant that well but these new ones are great. She is 23 months and loves the designs especially the patch with the teddy bears. I plan to order her the teddy bear and DVD here soon!" - JS, New Albany, IN
"We love the poster. We ordered one for my daughter's patches for the first time in our last order. It is so fun! She loves it! Her dress is almost full, so we will be back for more. Thanks!" - CT, Texas
"We loved the patches, designs were nice. They stayed on very good, not like others we have used." - FH, Florida
"I would like to say the poster idea is amazing. We patched our daughter for a year and then we were able to stop for a few months. We needed to start patching this past May again. I switched to these patches as the other brand I was using was starting to irritate our daughter's skin.....she was having a hard time obviously re-patching again. However, the poster has helped with her willingness to put the patch on, in fact she even asks for it.....she is 4 and the numbers and counting have helped as well.....this has been such a brilliant idea for us.....so simple but it's been fantastic helping us get through this period!" - GM, Texas
"Love the eye patches!! My 3 year old won't put anything on her eye that is not the Ortopad with the designs." - KR, Florida
"My three year old boy has a lazy eye. So he has to wear his patch 3 to 4 hours a day. We love your patches! He takes them off himself and does not complain. He loves picking out a patch to wear and all the kids love his patches! I love that! It makes it such a positive experience for him. Thanks for making patching a success!" - MB, Kansas
"My daughter is 3 years old and she is turning 4 next week. She was practically blind and with the help of the eye specialist and your patches her brain is starting to re-program to where she is getting her vision back, and with your patches being "blingy" it's easier for her to want to wear them. Thank you." - LJ, Mississippi
"Your Ortopad sticky patches are awesome! We tried patching wiht the felt patches that fit over the glasses, but my 4 year old kept pulling his eyeglasses down to look over the patch. he showed very little improvement with those after 4 months of patching. Then, we switched to your sticky patches and after 4 more months, his eyes are now even!!! We are so proud of him and so thankful for your patches! I would recomment these to anyone! Now age 5, his eye improvement is apparent to everyone...especially on the soccer field! He has become quite the little goal maker!!" - SS, Virginia
"Ortopad Elite are the best - the only ones that don't come off on hot and humid days!!" - MM, New York
"We love your patches. Thank you so much for making this process just a bit more fun. We used them for years for our son who had a cataract. His vision has recovered remarkably well. We recently discovered that our daughter has amblyopia, and she has started patching this fall. Thanks so much!" - BN, Oregon
"We tried other eye patches and they made my son's cheek red and raw. The Ortopad patch has been a God send, my son loves them." - RH, Tennessee
"The Ortopad Elite patches are wonderful!! My son, 9-1/2, has autism and severe sensory issues. When we were using the regular patches from the drug store, it was a struggle for him. The minute we put the Ortopad Elite patches on, he said they felt better plus he loved the designs on them as well. He actually forgets he's even wearing them and the time passes by easier. Thank you for this great product and for making it an easier transition for my son." - AL, Arizona
"My sweet granddaughter is two. She has been wearing your patches since she was 11 months and will need to wear them until she is 9 or 10. We absolutely love the new Elite patches. She loves the new colors, especially the sparkle. They stick so much better than the original ones. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We would love to see a girls glittery holiday collection (Christmas colors a must!) someday very soon!" - LD, Florida
"My daughter is 7 years old and has been patching since she was two. I had so much trouble finding a patch that she liked that would stay on the entire time. We just tried the Ortopad Elite and she loves them. They stayed on the entire time and she didn't even want to take it off when it was time. Thank you for a great product!" - BR, Louisiana
"My daughter has been wearing the new Ortopad with the slits (Ortopad Elite) for about two weeks now. They are awesome. The slits make wearing the patch more comfortable for her and so far I have had no complaints from her. She was so excited about the new designs. I absolutely love them! Thank you for such a wonderful product and fast delivery!!" - CV, Texas
"Love the new patches (Ortopad Elite). Such an improvement. Daycare even says that they stay on while in water play. Just wanted to let you know that they are sooooo much better." - ET, North Carolina
"Thank you for a great product, we have been using your patches for about a year now...with great results...we just got word from our 4 year old's doctor that he can reduce his patching from 4 hours a day to just 2 hours! And he now has 20/20 vision with his glasses on - thanks to Ortopad for your role in that!" - HL, Colorado
"These are the only patches we use. Thank you for making them fun. Your patches are well worth the price and your website is very user friendly." - NW, Washington State
There is not much else I would rather do than stop a child's pain. We were told to patch our one year old about 3 months ago. No specific patch was suggested. When we would remove the patch, of course, it was traumatic as the baby's skin would want to come also! After the second time, I said no more, I got on the internet to find out what other parents were doing for this problem. I found many that were going through the same thing. I did read where one parent had tried Ortopad and gave it rave reviews. We ordered some. They were great for not removing skin, but for a one year old they just didn't stick tight enough. When we had our first visit to a major children's hospital in Kansas City, MO, we told the doc of the problem. He immediately knew what to do. He had us get some Benzoin Compound Tincture U.S.P. You outline the area of the eye where the Ortopad will stick, wait about 30 seconds until it becomes tacky, then place the Ortopad into position. The patch remains on even with little fingers and fists rubbing at it, and at the time of removal, the skin is protected and its integrity preserved! A nice safe way to patch your baby's eye without causing trauma to both baby and parents. I would hope you have some way to spread this method for babies. God bless you for making a wonderful product. My 15 month old is undergoing surgery as I write to correct his amblyopia. Hopefully we will need not patch again, but if we should, we know where to order the best patches.
Thank you." - ES, Kansas
"Thank you for your speedy delivery. We went to the doctor last week and they gave us a starter pack of eye patches. They are wonderful. My son loves to put them on because of the color and designs on them. The ones in the stores are sticky and not kid friendly. The bonus was not waiting two weeks for delivery. Again, thank you." - MC, New York
"My daughter is six and at age five she was diagnosed with a rare form of a cataract on her right eye. We started patching with a plastic patch which she got teased horribly about. Then we used store patches and they were horrible. She hated them. She got a new doctor and he recommended your patches. She loves them, and I love them. Thank you so much." - JK, Washington
"We started patching our daughter over a year ago (she is now 5) and the Dr believes we will be patching her until she is at least 9 or 10 years old. He told us to go to the local drugstore and buy patches....they tore the skin around her eye after the 1st use! I don't know what we would have done if we hadn't found these patches! They are WONDERFUL!!! They never leave a mark on her skin and they have fun patterns - she loves to choose her pattern each day and she gets many compliments when she wears them out and about. She had to wear the patch for 9 hours a day for 6 months so I sent a package to her preschool class to let them give it a try...most kids thought the patches were cool but didn't like to have their eye covered for too long - I am blessed to have such a sweet child that hardly ever complains about wearing her patch (she is down to 2 hours a day). I told my daughter's eye doctor and lens place about these patches - we must get the word out so parents don't have to worry about those terrible drug store patches anymore!! Thank you Ortopad USA!!!" - SC, Virginia
"My 20 month old son has been wearing the Miraflex glasses for six months and I tell you what they have been kid-proof ever since. We have gone through frame after frame after frame with him for over a year and finally I can stop buying all those frames. I LOVE THEM. He is also wearing the patch and I have to say it doesn't leave the stickiness on this face, his eye doesn't sweat and they stay on the whole time. Love the colors and patterns . . . I'm currently ordering more patches today since we have to patch for such a long time. THANKS A BUNCH." - MW, Texas
"I love Ortopad USA!! I just get on here find the product I need, order it, and it is normally at my house within TWO DAYS!!! The patterns on th epatches are absolutely adorable and everyone thinks my baby girls look so cute with it on. Ortopad USA has fast service and easy access with purchasing. Exactly what I need with two children." - CE, Alabama
"Hi! I just wanted to rave about your product. My daughter has strabismus and before we entertain the idea of surgery we are trying to patch her eyes. Before your patches came in I used the regular drugstore kind and could not get them to stay on. As soon as Rylie would rub her eyes I'd have to re-patch. Your patches are not only adorable, but they're comfortable for Rylie and they stay on! Thanks." - AG, Georgia
"Thank you for these patches! My son is 2 and was diagnosed with Strabismus and Amblyopia. Autism spectrum disorders run in our family so he is very sensitive to the way things feel. It was also important to find a gluten-free patch because even touching gluten causes really bad temper tantrums. We tried patching with the other sticky patches and failed miserably. We even tried the cloth patches that go over the glasses but he would either take the glasses off or look over the top. We even talked with our doctor about possibly using arm restraints, which broke my heart to even think about. After a lot of prayer I found your website. I can't believe how well he is doing! This morning, he actually brought his patch to me and said "Thanks mom" after I put it on him! Nothing short of a miracle!" - KL, Missouri
"My son is 5yrs old he has been in glasses since he was almost 2yrs old. He has strabismus and a lazy eye. He has been doing vision therapy for the past 3 years and recently his vision has gotten worse. His glasses are so thick and it has been an ongoing struggle to get him to wear them. However over the past year he has learned that he can not see with out them. At our last visit we were told that his vision is now a 4 line difference in each eye and we must now do the eye patches. Let me tell you we did the patches before and the other brands are very harsh on the skin. The Ortopad patches for boys has been amazing. My son is Autistic and he does not like anything on his skin but the cool designs and the ease of removal has made our experience for the past 7 days just a pleasure. He understands that he must wear the patches to help his eyes or surgery will be required. While he is not fond of wearing a patch the gentle adhesive and designs encourages him to wear a patch. Thank you for such an amazing product and please keep him in your prayers for great improvements with the eye patches. By the way, it would be great if you could get walmart, cvs, and walgreens all over the usa to carry these patches. The other brands are worthless. Thanks again and God Bless" - AS, Georgia
"Thank you for such great service and products. My 4 1/2 year old daughter has been patching for several years. We struggled with other patches and had many problems. I came across your website and have placed many orders since 2007. My daughter LOVES the patches and they DO NOT irritate her skin. These are the only patches we have found (and we tried many) that do not. She actually looks forward to putting on her patch and she has recommended them to many other children that wear patches. You have great products and fast shipping. Thanks again for constantly working on products to help make this process easier for children who have to patch. It sure makes a parents job much easier. Thanks again." - SR, North Carolina
"I love your patches! They have fun designs that my 5 year old son loves to wear! We used to get the plain tan ones that were the only ones I could find in the stores near me, and we had to fight him every day to wear his patch. Now, he willingly puts them on." - MK, Pennsylvania
"I just want to tell you that you are great. I ordered the eye patches for my twins on Tuesday and was surprised that they were delivered on Thursday. Very impressive. Since I will be purchasing these patches for the next four months--it is nice to know that I will have quick, reliable service and delivery. Again--job well done." - SR, Indiana
"My daughter has been patching now for almost 2 years. I'm grateful to say we didn't have the problems with other patches that some people have mentioned, due to the fact we never even tried other patches. Her doctor recommended yours and we never strayed. She was apprehensive at first about wearing them but once all her friends at daycare & school saw her patches, they thought it was cool to wear one! She herself recommended them to one of the lunch ladies at school who was talking to her and told her that her daughter had ambloypia too. She came home and asked me to write down the info so she could give it to her! How's THAT for a testimonial! So I just wanted to say thank you for a great product that helped my daughter go from 20/400 in her right eye to 20/20!!! Her doctor is just as impressed as we are." - AA, Pennsylvania
"I (we) think your patches are the best! It is so nice that the adhesive doesn't pull your skin off! Your patches sure make having to wear a patch MUCH easier!" - LB, Georgia
"My daughter loves the patches we purchased from Ortopad!!! She refuses to wear any other patch." - MB, Texas
"I want to thank you for your Ortopad eye patches. My grandson needed them. The doctor gave us your website. Only one place in the state carries them. But that is in the southern part. It was much easier to order and pay online from you.
We got them quick. The patches made it fun for him to wear. I got the boys regular fun pack. I will be a returning customer. Thank you again for being there for us." - RL, Oklahoma
"This is a testimonial concerning an alternative use for your eye patches (and I sincerely believe there's a market for a patch made to do what we used the Ortopad eye patches for). In June of 2005 my son was diagnosed with leukemia. He immediately had a port-a-cath (port) placed under his skin for the administration of chemotherapy. A port is a permanent IV line accessed with a special needle. EMLA cream is used to numb the site on the skin over the port so the child won't feel the poke of the needle. The EMLA works best if it's been on for about 30 minutes, so we were instructed to apply the EMLA right before leaving the house on treatment days. We were given several options for ways to cover up the EMLA and keep it in place so it could properly numb the site. Unfortunately my son was extremely sensitive to the adhesives in the different kinds of tape we were told to use. I finally dug out some old Ortopads, covered the soft pad in the middle with tape (so it wouldn't absorb the EMLA), and used Ortopads every time we had to go to the oncology clinic. My son received chemotherapy for over 3 years (and still goes monthly for an infusion of medicine to help his immune system recover). Every time a new nurse had to access his port, she would comment on how great the Ortopads were for covering the EMLA. We ran out of Ortopads last month so I tried an option lots of cancer parents use: the food storage product Glad Press'n Seal. My son had a horrible reaction and is still healing. I'm going to the optometrist this week to see if I can get 8 more Ortopads to get us through until my son is finished with infusions and has his port removed. Parents of kids with cancer are winging it when it comes to covering the EMLA on their child's port site. A product manufactured to specifically address this need would be a first of its kind. Circular pads without the soft pad in the middle but with the sensitive adhesive at the edges would be fabulous! You could sell them to every pediatric oncology clinic in the country! Thank you for making a difficult journey a little bit easier for my son." - AB, Minnesota
"My 22 month old son has been patching for 5 months. We first tried another type of patch, but it was painful to remove and he would cry and struggle each time we tried to put one on the next time. With Ortopad, we have much less struggle, he loves the designs and sticks them on his hand for a bit when time to remove them from his eye. They come off painlessly. This is my second order. This time we also ordered the fish and snake posters to add the stickers to after we're done. I think he'll love them." - DS, Alabama
"We live in the UK and I just wanted to let you know that your patches are just as popular here as they are in the US! My daughter is 3 and has got to wear patches for about 6 months and loves your pretty designs in the girl pack, we even have a box for teddy so she can wear the same ones every day, everybody at nursery thinks she is lucky! Thank you again." - AF, United Kingdom
"I am so happy the Pirate patch has arrived!!! My son has been wearing your patches for about three years now . . . . without any complaints!! We bought the poster on our last purchase and now are turning it over to start another box of patches!! Keep the new prints coming!!" - AJ, California
"These patches are the only ones that would not hurt my little boy. I didn't know what to do about patching his eye until the 'right' doctor saw him and gave us a sample of these brand patches. It was unreal. He actually wore these without a fuss and it hasn't made his eye welp up or break out!!!" - SJ, North Carolina
"I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your service and products. My daughter is 4 years old and we have been patching now for 4 weeks. Let me tell you the cute patches and the poster have made all the difference in the world. She is a little shy about other people seeing her in her patch but everyone comments on how cute they are and it makes her smile and a bit more confident each time. Thank you so much." - NB, Missouri
"My daughter has been wearing these eye patches since she was two. She is now four. We tried other patches out of curiosity and found them to be too sticky and they hurt her. The very same day we ordered more Ortopads, they work awesome and she loves the girly designs!" - KR, Pennsylvania
"Our little baby girl has been wearing these patches since she was 4 months old and not only are they effective but they have never left a mark! She doesn't even cry when we take it off and the designs are so cute too. THANK YOU for giving us hope and helping our little girl to a path of recovery!" - LJ, Colorado
"Just a quick note to thank you for your fun eye patches. It has turned a morning fight into an anticipated fun event. My son has been patching for about a year and a half and was getting fed up with the beige patches and fight me every morning to put it on. I would have to keep him in his car seat in order to restrain him enough to get it on. NOW, we pick out our patch from either the boy box or the fun patch box, and put it on without a fight. I cannot thank you enough." - ML, California
"I love your eye patches. My son is now 10 months old and was born with a cataract in one eye. He had surgery to remove it at 3.5 weeks of age and every patch we used would irritate his skin until we found your patches. Thank you!" - MZ, California
"We love the patches. Before finding your site my 11-month old grandson was having a terrible time with his eye getting sore and scabbing from the regular patches. It was simply awful and we often had to skip patching for a couple of days to give his poor little face a chance to heal. Now he is doing great thanks to the Ortopad patches." - JF, Kansas
"You can not imagine how thrilled I was when I was reordering and saw the fifth patch you had added to the boys fun pack. My 6 year old is wearing a patch to correct a lazy eye and is a huge Pirates of the Carribean fan. His name is Zack and we have dubbed him "Zack Sparrow" in honor of his favorite movie character. He has been asking for a pirate patch and these will be perfect. I can't wait for them to arrive and surprise him." - EM, Oklahoma
"I just received my daughter's patches in the mail! I ordered them Monday and received them today (Thursday)!! What great service! I just wanted to say thank you for such wonderful creations! We ordered a box of adhesive patches and two cloth patches to go over her glasses. She was so excited when she opened the box! She didn't know which one to try first! The cloth ones are wonderful! Her eyes are not itching like they were with the adhesive ones! She is certainly excited about having choices now, instead of the plain colored patches! She just started wearing glasses and patching this week! Thank you so much for making this transition easier for us! Your patches have truly made a difference!! If we have to continue to patch for a long period of time, I will definitely be ordering more! Thanks again!" - CJ, Georgia
"Thank you Ortopad. In my area there are no pharmacies that carry eye patches. You ship very quickly and my son loves the designs. We also had a project at my son's school where all the kids in his class got to color an eye patch and put stickers on them. It was really neat. Thank you again." - DD, Wisconsin
"Our daughter began wearing these patches about 2 years ago, due to a cataract in her left eye. Her eyesight has improved from 20/200 to 20/50 across this time, with regular patching and use of her eyeglasses. She began reading at 3 and has always been a great reader, but with reduced eye strain. She now reads even more often and was recently scored at a 9th grade reading level (she is 8 yrs. old/3rd grade). This product is a God send!" - LW, Georgia
"I like your website because I like your girl patches. I am happy that my mom let me get the princess poster! I like the purple Princess puppet, too. Thank you for letting me have all this to make patching easier." - NS (5 years old), New York
"Wow...the multiple problems of trying to find the right patch without causing the area around my son's eye to bleed! Then we tried yours from a sample at the doctor's office. Unbelievable...thank you - I was tired of the ones which wouldn't stick or were causing him to have a permanent red patch from the skin irritation. GOOD JOB! As long as we have to wear a patch - it will be from your product line!" - T, Michigan
"Your website is so simple and organized....thank you for making my purchasing a breeze. I also appreciate a company that makes such cute products for kids....it helps in the process of healing the eye. Thank you for your service." - J, Texas
"I discovered Ortopad about a year ago and was happy to find a product that was not painful to remove! The pattern choices have made patching less of a chore for my daughter and now with the accomplishment posters offered she is excited to wear her patch in order to "fill in the scales". I recently ordered online for the first time and was EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH HAVING ORDERED THE PRODUCT ON AN EARLY AFTERNOON OF ONE DAY AND RECEIVING THE PRODUCT THE VERY NEXT DAY! Thank you for your prompt processing of my order." - VL, Arizona
"My 5 year old daughter has been wearing the girl Ortopads for about 3 weeks now. She wears it at school and it has not caused any social issues with her peers, which is wonderful! I just recommended it to a friend whose son needs to be patched because he likes the style." - J, New York
"My 8 year old daughter has been patching since about age 4 on and off, until we found ORTOPAD it was a struggle with rashes and her being reluctant to wear a patch. But since we found this product it is so easy now with the fun girl designs. THANK YOU ORTOPAD THANK YOU!!!!" - RS, Virginia
"My daughter has been wearing the Ortopads for about a year and a half now. With the cute prints on the pads, it was easier to get her to wear them. There are a few kids in her school that need them also, so we've referred them to your website and given them the toll-free number to order pads for their kids. So the school that my daughter goes to has several of them wearing these eye patches to help their eyes get better! Thank you for making fun patches. We'll continue to refer anyone that asks to your website and give them your toll-free number. Will you be getting more designs and colors soon?" - CM, Hawaii Editorial Note from Eye Care and Cure: YES! We hope to have new designs available in the Ortopad® for Girls and the Ortopad® for Boys sometime in 2008! Check back frequently as they will be announced on this website when they are available!
"Thanks for the efficient service. Thank you for offering patches that are fun to wear. My 3 year old son's skin is sensitive and these patches as he would say "don't rip his eyebrow off" :) Thanks for making this whole eye patch think easier for me and my son. :) " - M, Florida
"I know everyone says Thank you, but really thanks is not enough. We have been patching for almost a year and we didn't find your patches until we went to our new doctor. She gave us the some sample patches in the office and then I went online to order them. It has been a fast return every time I have ordered them. My daughter loves them and enjoys picking out which one she gets to wear everyday. I actually ran out last week and tried to use a 3M brown one that I still had and she cried and would not even let me near her, People everywhere ask me about her patches and I tell them about you. I have even started to carry one in my purse and had to give it away. I didn't realize how many children have this problem until my daughter was diagnosed. I am so glad that I found you and I will recommend your product to everyone!"
- AS, Washington
"We have been using the Ortopad for our son for the past year/year and a half, and they are by far the best eye patches on the market...especially for anyone who has to wear a patch daily. (They don't 'tear' the skin or leave red marks like other brands.) I have been buying both the 'fun' packs and the 'boy' packs. However, my son is a BIG fan of pirates (which are quite popular period) and wonder if there is any hope of a 'pirate' (possibly black with white skull and cross bones?) patch in either the 'boys' or the 'fun' pack? With him wearing a patch daily, he's often called a pirate anyway...Just a thought!" - NM, Ohio Editorial Note from Eye Care and Cure: YES! It is very likely for a pirate patch to appear in the Ortopad® for Boys pack in the future! Check back frequently as they will be announced on this website when they are available!
"Love them! Love them! Love them! My son has had to be patched on and off since he was 4 months old, he is now almost 3 years old. He hates the patching process and well when he hates it so do I because it is a crying battle...so we started rewards for the days he wore them and tried to make it fun by putting stickers on just plain brown ones you buy in any store, still it was a constant struggle! Not to mention how bad he would break out all over his face wherever the patch would stick so we would move it over slightly each time and when a little boy came up and asked "what's wrong with his face?" (bumps from patching) we knew we needed to look for some other way because it was becoming way too much trouble but we knew it (patching) had to be done...which brings me to how we found you! YEAH!!! Happy Day! We (my son and other children and I) were all at the store when we loaded up the car to leave there was a lady with a boy (her son) in the car with her with one of your patches for boys on...my son said "look patch mommy" it was the first time he had seen someone else wearing one and it happened to look cool. I put my car back in park and ran out and waved at the lady who was looking puzzled as to why I was trying to get her attention. As she rolled down her car window I said "you son's patch, where did you find it?" she tore off the top of the box that she just so happened to have with her (so I could look them up online) and proceded to give me 5 of them they were a little big for my son but HE LOVED THEM! They were "cool mommy!" He put one on the next day with no complaint...not one,and not to mention his face has started to clear up! WOW! Where have you been for the last 2 1/2 years? I had a little trouble finding you online because all I had to go on was the name of the patches on the box but here we are. I ordered my first of many more (for as long as we need them) boxes today! We ordered the boys box,and in his size too. Your site made it all so easy. We are so excited,and looking forward to recieving them! You have made a very hard task much easier! THANK YOU's could never be enough! I will pass your name on to EVERYONE! I will be forever grateful to you as will my little guy! I highly recommend you, please feel free to use our testimony of how your product has helped us so much...to you the buyer (mom/dad) they are worth every penny and then some! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Very Happy Mom and Son"
- J & BJ, North Carolina
"Thank you for creating a product that is so well designed and also provides some fun colors and designs. Our 18 month old has been struggling with her eyes for almost a year and we tried to patch her as recommended by her ophthalmologist but could only find the 3M brand available at the store. The patches did not stick very well and it was a big fight after Sarah learned how to reach up and pull off the patch. She also screamed when it was time to remove the patch and her skin was getting very irritated. Needless to say we stopped patching for a couple of months because after everything she has been through it felt like we were torturing her.
Last week we returned Sarah to the ophthalmologist and he again recommended we start patching her eye for up to 3-4 hours a day. We expressed how difficult it was and asked if there was a specific type of patch that he would recommend. The doctor provided us with some samples of the Ortopad and we looked forward to giving them a try.
The first day we put on the Ortopad Sarah barely even noticed and then proceeded to wear her patch for 3 hours without an issue. The dreaded time to take off the patch came but we were so delighted when it came off without hurting her skin and she didn't even flinch. Sarah has worn her patches now for almost a week and I am logged in to order a couple of boxes of patches so we can continue to patch her everyday and thanks to your product we do not grieve about causing her pain or discomfort. Thanks again, Sarah and Family" - KB, Texas
"My 4 year old son has been patching for about 6 months now and I have used the big bandaids up until today. I have made my first order for 2 boxes of Fun Pack for him. The only reason I haven't done it until now is because I assumed they were going to cost a lot, BUT I just have to say your patches are just wonderful and very well priced (I'm glad). My son just loves the cow patch...he likes cows...He is so happy to be rid of the big eyesore bandaid...Thank you very much!" - JO, West Virginia
"Thank you for this product. My 4-1/2 year old daughter has been patching for close to a year and still feels very alone. I was hoping you could add a photo section. She loved seeing the contest winners actually wearing patches. I would also submit a picture of her wearing her eye patch, to help her feel ‘beautiful’ and healthy."
- HT, California
"We are very satisfied with your services and with the Ortopad products." - GL, Texas
"I want to thank you for such a great product. We started patching my daughter when she was 18 months. She is now 3-1/2. It's been a battle to say the least. We tried Coverlet Jr's, the 3M brand, adult size fabric black pirate looking patches and a special order child fabric patch. The adhesive ones irritated her face and left behind adhesive we had to scrub off and make her more irritated. All the adhesive and fabric patches she could wiggle her face and make them come off right at the nose. She would then peek out of the corner and defeat the purpose of patching. These are the first patch we have found that don't irritate her skin, leave residue or that she can wiggle off! She still hates to wear a patch because her vision is 20/200 in her bad eye, but this has made our life soooooooo much easier. Please don't ever discontinue these. From what they say she will need them for maybe another 5 years! I recommend them to everyone that have children being patched and have given numerous of them out. I also have told my eye doctor to keep handing them out and recommending them!" - KD, Pennsylvania
"I just want to say that I am VERY happy with your products! My daughter has had to wear a patch since she was 3 months old (she is now 4) and the white patches are the ONLY ones that do not give her a rash! I recommend your product to everyone needing to wear eye patches (in fact, I just did again today). :)" - MM, Indiana
"I was so impressed with your kid friendly eye patches. I bought my first box at the office and then searched online to find you. None of the drug stores carried small/infant patches and they were only white or brown. With your patches she matches her outfits and we even decorate for the holidays (we keep a supply of white, too). I am stopped in many placed, the fair, the Walt Disney World parks, Sea World and in the stores around town. I recommend your product and have given away many patches to help others find your product. We have been patching for almost 9 months, for exotropic strabismus, hoping to avoid surgery. My daughter is now 18 months old. She isn't always the most cooperative, but your patches never leave her broken out or red when she removes them herself. Thank you for such a great product that helps to ease the stress of daily patching." - LG, Florida
"My daughter has been wearing patches for almost four years. We tried the ones at the drug stores when we could find them there and they all caused her to break out with a terrible rash. But that all stopped when I saw a little girl at our local pharmacy wearing a "dalmatian" patch. My little girl went to her and asked where she got it at. At the time she was 3. The little girl's mom gave me the website for the patches. We have been happily patching now and there are no more fights. She wears them to school and everyone thinks they are so cool and want her to bring them one so they can wear one too. Thank yo for this wonderful product that has eased a hard enough time in my little girl's life. We will continue to use these patches until she no longer needs them and we will continue to recommend your products to anyone who needs them." - AP, Georgia
"I ordered two boxes of patches on Tuesday evening and they were here (with standard shipping) by Thursday! Thank you so much for your quick service. My daughter wears an eye patch 8 hours a day and she really enjoys getting to pick her patch from the colored/patterned ones we ordered. Thank you for helping make patch time easier!" - HS, North Carolina
"This is such an awesome product. The store brands made my son's face red and sore. Ortopads are great! My fears that he would be teased at school were eased at once when I had another child ask, "Where did he get those cool eye patches?" They weren't teasing him, they were jealous! Thank you so much for making a difficult task more fun!" - AM, Tennessee
"I am a 40 year old woman who was born with a lazy eye and had to wear a patch as a child. I had surgery to fix it. However, about a month ago I started getting double vision and now my eye goes out. (I have a problem with my horizontal eye muscles). In order to see I have to patch one of my eyes until I have the corrective surgery in a week.
I can't tell you the difficulty I had in trying to find an eye patch of any kind. None of the chains like CVS, Brooks, Walgreen's, etc.....even carry eye patches or the surgical gauze patches. I go to a small local pharmacy and they did have some other brands. They are very uncomfortable and cause a bad skin rash, but it's better than nothing.
Then my ophthalmologist gave me some of your girls patches, I love them! They are very stylish, I can even match them to my outfits. Most of all they are comfortable against the skin, I haven't had any dryness or rashes, which was a big problem with the other brands. One was so itchy it caused a huge rash where the adhesive was and I had to apply Cortaid to it for a couple of days.
I am older and more mature now, but I can remember the taunting and teasing, and name calling, "Pirate", "One-Eye", and some other amusing names. I was only 4 and didn't really understand why I had to wear an ugly brown patch over my right eye for almost 3 years. It was difficult. I cried a lot, and then I became very hostile and mean, calling the children names back. I began acting out in school, hitting other kids, and became intolerant of authority figures. I was pretty angry!
Anyhow, why am I telling you all this? Well, I hope that today children have more understanding and empathy towards people's disabilities. This is greatly up to the parents, mine just didn't know. I think that your products are helpful in achieving acceptance and tolerance of this epidemic in our society of racism towards anybody that is "different". With the cute designs, I think that it would prompt kind conversation among children who have to patch.
I just wish they were around 36 years ago. But, I survived and the experience taught me a great deal about people. To embrace our differences, and not to judge a book by it's cover. Truly, our differences or disabilities is what makes each single human being unique. Unique means original, one-of-a-kind, special. Today I know I am special and like who I am, I hope that young kids don't go through the angst and turmoil I did and realize they are special and that is a beautiful thing.
I just wanted to thank you for providing a product that is very much needed and stylish at the same time." - AM, Massachusetts
"Thank you! Thank you! You have made what has been very difficult and stressful for our 5 year old son something he actually looks forward to. Instead of being embarrased about his patch he now shows it off to anyone and everyone. We are very grateful!!" - EH, Wisconsin
"We have been using the Ortopad patch for 5 months now and have seen great improvement! My son had 20/200 vision in his left eye in May of 2006, now in September from wearing the patch 6 hrs. a day his vision is 20/25! Wow, we were so happy! Thank you for inventing these great patches that fit well, don't leave a residue and are very easy to remove. Thank you very much." - CA, New York
"I am very impressed by the fact that you offer BROWN patches! You are ahead of the times. There are a lot of BROWN people in the world and your company is progressive to realize that children come in all different colors! KUDOS to you! My son wears them and they blend nicely with his beautiful BROWN skin!!!" - KD, Florida
"Thank you for such a great product at a great price. My son has been wearing your patches for over a year now. He recently had eye surgery but will have to continue to wear the patches for about three more years. These are the only patches he does not complain about wearing because he loves the different "boy" prints. We tried several other patch products before finding thse and we are so happy we found you on the internet. The order process is simple and shipping is quick. Thanks again!!"
- AJ, California
"I love your website, it's easy to order and very fast service. My 6 year-old daughter loves the fun pack and the girl patches and patching with your brand has never been a problem because she gets to pick which one she wears. Thanks a bunch."
- SB, Delaware
"I love your patches. My son doesn't complain anymore about having to wear a patch. He is in the second grade and everyone at school thinks the patches are "cool" (especially the army green ones). These patches have made my life so much easier. I also love how fast your service is. A very BIG thanks for such a wonderful product. (I have been asked many times where I got the patch at places like Six Flags, Walt Disney World and Hershey Park and I highly recommend this company)"
- MC, South Carolina
"Thank you for making patching as fun as possible with your bright patches. Our daughter was having a lot of problem with a brand of patches that I was buying at a local store because they were making her skin tear and bleed. We found your patches, and are so thankful for how gentle they are. Thank you!" - AP
"I am so impressed with your promt processing and delivery. My son's ophthalmologist just prescribed some daily patching a few days ago. His office staff gave us a sample pack of your patches (which we all loved immediately!), so I got on the internet that afternoon to order a supply. Imagine my surprise when I came home to the shipment from your company--only 2 business days after I ordered! Thank you for being conscientious--I had actually used the last of my four sample pads on my son this morning, and was resigned to using the store brand we had found at the local pharmacy until our Ortopad order came in. Now I can return the unopened box! Thank you for taking good care of your customers by being conscientious and prompt (as well as providing a TERRIFIC product!)." - LE, Clinton Twp, NJ
"These patches are great. They do not irritate my daughter's skin and she is willing to wear them. When I had questions and called you were very helpful. Thank you!"
- YB, Nebraska
"My son loves your eye patches and he looks forward to wearing one every day! Thanks for the fun patterns and for making them so they don't hurt when he takes it off. I'm recommending your patches to everyone who asks!" - RB, California
"Thanks for coming out with an eye patch that is cool to wear. My son has worn the eye patch on and off since he was one year old and your eye patch does not irritate his skin and his friends think they are cool. He keeps it on and doesn't fight me to do so. Thanks again for such a wonderful product. We are going to try a Patch Pal next." - SB, Missouri
"My daughter really likes the music note patches and the lady bug patches. We do love that the patches are pretty and fun. Much better than boring brown. My daughter says, "I like them a lot and they are so cute." (She is 6 years old.)" - MB, North Carolina
"We love your eye patches and won't use anything else. Our ophthalmologist in Washington sold them at the office as a matter of fact when we started patching three years ago. When we ran out and tried the ones from the drug store we had a terrible time. I called the ophthalmologist's office and they sent me more through the mail since we lived over three hours away. We recently moved to Texas and saw a new ophthalmologist yesterday. They don't sell the patches at the office but at least they have a sample pack with ordering instructions because this is the only patch we will use!" - WDS, Texas
"This patch is great! It's the only brand that does not cause a rash on my son's skin and it's so cute too! He's very comfortable with it." - MV, New York
"Thank you SO much for making this a little easier on both my son and myself. He usually will balk at wearing his eye patch if it is one of the "Bandaid" looking ones. But when I make it fun by pulling these out and letting HIM chose which one he wants, he wears it with no complaints at all!!! Truly amazing! I applaud you for what you do! I would HIGHLY recommend these to people new to the patching!!" - VW, Michigan
"I wish I had this product when my son started patching at 6 weeks old. They could have saved his sensitive skin. The other patches we used sometimes pulled his delicate skin off. We have never had a problem since switching to Ortopad, even when he pulls several of them off in a day. He is now one year old, we have many years of patch therapy ahead of us. I'm relieved that he will have these fabulous patches for his vision therapy. Thank you so very much." - KR, Wisconsin
"Thank you for making such great patches for kids. It was a struggle having my daughter wear the plain patches from the pharmacy. But now after trying the Ortopad patches, she enjoys picking out the patch she wants to wear each day. Thank you for making patching easier and fun! Hope you come out with some new designs."
- EA, New Jersey
"I just wanted to say, 'Thanks for a wonderful product!' The Ortopads have been a great help in our patching process. We've tried the brands found in drugstores and they always made my daughter's eye irritated and left tons of sticky residue behind. Ortopad is easily and painlessly removed at the end of our patching and leaves no marks, sticky stuff or irritation behind. She also loves the colorful choices. The black and white spot patch was a hit in her class at school since they are the 'Dalmations class'. Your product makes the process of patching as smooth and easy as could be expected from such a tedious job! Thanks so much!!" - MH, Texas
"Your product has turned a dreaded 3 hour a day period into a much anticipated event. My daughter (4 yrs.) can't wait to put on the next color. The other patches left her eye sweaty and irritated. Your product leaves almost no sign it was even on. Thank you." - SDK, Arizona
"Thank you so much for having these creative options. My daughter is happy to wear the patches because they are decorated and do not look like 'Bandaids'. It is tough for a 2 year old to have to wear these all the time - for her strabismus - but the Ortopad is making it easier. Her cousins think the patches are so neat. Thanks."
- TT, California
"My daughter really enjoys wearing the Ortopad. The other patch made her eye sweat and the patch would come off easily, with the Ortopad, no problem at all. Thanks!"
- SSM, California
"Thank you for making such a wonderful eye patch for little ones! My daughter has a skin reaction to every brand sold over the counter but not a problem with the Ortopad!! I love that you are offering the Medium size now :) Thanks!!"
- MT, Maryland
"Thank you! We are very pleased with your patches." - AJ, Maryland
"Thank you for making the patches for girls... without the wonderful designs I'm not sure my daughter would wear them." - SH, Louisiana
"I want to thank you for such an innovative approach to eye patching. My daughter was very apprehensive about wearing a patch, afraid her friends would make fun of her. She was so happy once she learned she had fun patches to wear. When my daughter's friends saw the fun designs they all wanted to patch as well, and they think patching is very cool!! Our family and friends will sometimes all wear the patches just to make my daughter feel more comfortable, and the patterns are adorable!! Thanks for such a great product!" - TDJ, New Jersey
"Ortopad patches have helped my daughter's vision improve dramatically. She would always take off the regular patches, but with the designs that are on these patches she doesn't fight us to use her patches. She enjoys picking out the patch she gets to use each day." - HM, Nevada
"I just want to say THANK YOU so much for your product. My daughter has VERY sensitive skin and we first tried some eye patches from our local pharmacy. They made terrible places on the skin around her eyes even though we soaked them with a wet washcloth to loosen them. She screamed and cried when we put them on because she knew it was painful to remove them. My ophthalmologist recommended your eye patches and they are WONDERFUL. They do not leave even a pink mark on my baby's skin and she removes them all by herself SMILING. THANK YOU so much. At my next eye doctor appointment in two weeks I plan to tell him he must recommend you FIRST to ALL his patients." - TA, Georgia
"Thank you so much for creating a patch that doesn't hurt my daughter's delicate skin! She now won't even eat breakfast until she has her patch on and delights in picking it out each day. Thanks again!" - MKD, Wisconsin
"Thank you for coming up with these patches. You have turned something that could have been difficult into a painless effort. My 4 year old son loves to pick out his patch for the day and has accepted wearing it with ease." - TP, New Jersey
"You people are as handy as pockets on a shirt... Thanks." - AI, Louisiana
"Your 'Ortopad for Boys' patches make my son actually WANT to put his eye patch on every day! Thanks for such a great product!" - JN, Oklahoma
"Thank you for making a product that makes wearing a patch so much more of an adventure. My 3-year-old thinks this is fun! She's a little pirate girl!" - RR, Wisconsin
"Just wanted you to know how impressed I am with Ortopad. My son is 5 and has been wearing your patches for nearly that long. You are continually changing and improving your product and now even your website is kid friendly. Because of your patches, my son's friends beg to wear a patch. Thank you for making this difficult procedure more tolerable." - DKB, Michigan
"My daughter loves the patches (as much as you can love a patch)."
- DW, New Jersey
"The Ortopad patches are by far the best patches we have tried. I love the fact that they don't irritate my daughter's skin. She enjoys picking out her patch each day and her classmates think they are pretty cool, too. My other children all ask when they will get to wear a patch -- they beg the ophthalmologist for one at every visit. Thank you for making such a fun and innovative product." - AB, Idaho
"Thank you so much. Your products have really made my 3 year old o.k. with wearing her eye patch. She delights in picking out her own patch to wear each day. The patch doesn't irritate her skin like so many others do. You have made the patch-wearing process much, much easier". - SO, Utah
"These patches are SOOOO much better than the ones we can get locally! We can't wait to get them!" - DH, Colorado
"I really like these eye patches for my daughter. They are better on her skin than the other brand. The designs are really cute, too. Thanks for making these for the children!" - CKW, Michigan
"Your eye patches are great! They are much more comfortable for our three-year-old son to wear than the kind available at the drug store. He also likes getting to choose which one to wear for the day. Thank you." - BN, Oregon
"We love your Ortopads! They are the best patches on the market! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" - CC, Massachusetts
"These Ortopad patches are 100% better than any other brand in the market. It really made the difference for my 2 year old who's been using them since she was 10 months old. The other patches hurt her and damaged her skin. Ortopad is a real good product. Thanks again and keep up the good work." - FS, California
"Your patches have saved my son's eyesight for sure. He would not have been so eager to wear them, had you not created your special designs for boys. Also, they are much more comfortable for him to wear, as the other brands all made his eye sweat terribly. Thank you for offering such a great product. I have referred many people, including eye professionals." - SM, Massachusetts
"Your customer service is wonderful. I wouldn't go anywhere else to buy these patches - - which also work really well!" - LC, Texas
"I've been a customer of yours for almost 3 years now - I LOVE YOUR ORTOPADS! And so does my daughter. Thank you for a fabulous product AND thank you for listening to your customers
. My daughter loves the girl pack. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU." - AK, Georgia
"I am very happy with the way your company takes care of orders. I received my order in a very timely manner." - TL, Tennessee
"Your product has been a blessing for us; my daughter has been wearing your patch for almost a year, and her eyesight in the affected eye has greatly improved; she will soon not need the patch, and she is happy about that! Thanks so much for your time, attention, and a great product." - ML, Tennessee
"Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate your Ortopad Variety Fun Pack. It has made a difficult task much more tolerable and even fun for our five year old daughter. So glad to have an alternative to the standard band-aid type patches that were so uncomfortable for her. Thank you for a great product and for making it available to us directly. We will continue to let others know about you."
"My daughter was given a couple of your patches after her visit to the doctor. She was very excited about wearing the patches and showing them to her friends... I just want to thank you for having your patches available at the doctor's office to expose the fun to wear patches to people like us. Thank you for making these fun patches for our 4 year old daughter." - AK, Maryland
"Every time I order everyone is so polite and very nice and I always get my product on time. It has been a pleasure to order from you." - JJ, Minnesota