What advice can you give for parents whose children are starting amblyopia treatment?
Unsurprisingly, if your child has been prescribed an eye patch for amblyopia, they probably won't like the experience of wearing it - especially as it prevents them using the eye with good vision. They may not need to wear the patch at all times however and you should discuss this with the orthoptist or optometrist who is advising you. Children might need reassurance and encouragement to help them understand why the eye patch will make their vision better.
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