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Application and Removal


The Opticlude orthoptic eye patch should be applied to a clean, dry area of skin with the eye closed and face muscles relaxed. The eye should remain closed so that the whole eye area can be covered.

Remove the protective paper and gently apply the Opticlude eye patch, with the narrow end towards the nose, ensuring the adhesive part of the pad is in contact with the skin. Make sure the child cannot peep around the outside of the patch.

Secure the pressure sensitive adhesive tape by applying light pressure with fingertips around the outside of the eye patch.

Opticlude eye patches are single use products and should be changed according to the prescriber's recommendation.

Should the child have sensitive skin, consider using 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film around the eye socket to prevent any possible redness or irritation. Please ask your GP or orthoptist for more information.

To remove, slowly peel the edges back toward the centre of the pad. Gently peel back the pad. When the eye patch is worn only for a short period, then it may be somewhat difficult to remove, since the adhesive force decreases over time. To avoid any redness around the eyes, you can consider using 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting barrier film (please ask your GP or Orthoptist for more information).

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