Eye Patches

Macular Degeneration does not always affect both eyes at once, and sometimes the deeper affected eye can interfere with reading with the better eye.

 

Lady is reading a magazine with hand held magnifier

Lady is reading a magazine with hand held magnifier

 

One solution is known as a blanking patch, and these are available from any optometrist.

 

Many people come up with their own inventive ways of achieving the same thing, by using a folded cloth or tissue, as seen in the picture above. Sometimes a grandchild’s toy box is ransacked for a pirate’s patch!

 

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