Patched Eye

Your caregiver has patched your eye to treat your injury. Eye patches can be hard or soft, and are designed to keep light out of the eye and to prevent the eyelid from moving. This may help decrease the pain in the eye and speed proper healing. If the pain in your eye increases, you may loosen it or take it off completely.

A patch over one eye affects your ability to see, so you should not drive a car or operate dangerous equipment until your injury is better and you no longer need the patch. Follow up with your caregiver as directed.