In actuality, we are using Atropine drops instead of a patch. We use the drops in her left eye every Saturday and Sunday, to dilate it, which blurs the vision, forcing her to use the right eye to focus and drive her vision.
Personally, I am a wimp when it comes to my eyes. I fear the eye doctor the way most people fear the dentist. I am not exaggerating in the least when I say that at my last eye appointment (probably three years ago), it took three people to hold me down for the little air puffy test (yes, I think that's the technical term!). And it took me until I was almost 30 to gather the courage to put contact lenses in my own eyes. So, I was fully expecting a complete and total meltdown this morning when we attempted to give her, her first drop. I expected that it would require both of us to hold her down, and at least an hour of recovery time from the epic terror she would face..........I was WAY off!
Our little girl was calm and happy. She quickly blinked away the drop and resumed reading her favorite story to her daddy. And that, was that!
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