March, 2016, is "Save Your Vision Month". Our friends at A Child's Eyes are hosting an #IPatch on-line patching party to help spread awareness about Amblyopia and we are excited to support them!
Amblyopia is the most common cause of vision impairment in children, affecting 2-3 out of every 100 children. If left untreated, Amblyopia can lead to permanent reduced vision. However, Amblyopia is a very treatable form of blindness. Patching or, more formally, Occlusion Therapy is a widely accepted and common treatment for Amblyopia, but only about seventy-five percent of children and their parents who attempt patching are able to succeed with treatment and vision therapy, if necessary. Failure with patching is often due to a lack of knowledge and support.
Here are ways you can participate in the March #IPatch celebration:
- During the month of March, post pictures of your super patcher on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #IPatch.
- Go to the #IPatch Photobooth with fun photo effects.
- Also on the photobooth page is a calendar of themed days to spice up your photos!
Please share this #IPatch event with any friends or family members whom you know are currently patching so that they can join in the fun. And, of course, if you have any questions about Amblyopia and its treatment, feel to ask in a message below or call us at (813)792-0637. We are here to help!