Does Your Child Have A Lazy Eye? {Giveaway}

When I was a young child, I was diagnosed with having a lazy eye. I was in grade one when they first discovered this as my grade one teacher originally suspected that I might have had epilepsy. I couldn’t see the chalkboard and I would squint and widen my eyes in a unique manner that had her concerned. I was sent down to Sick Kids Hospital where they assessed me with the outcome of having amblyopia (a lazy eye).
Nexcare Eye Patch
The treatment required me wearing an eye patch for many hours during the day, including during school hours. This had me very upset as I knew that I would be teased. I remember my Mom trying desperately to convince me that everything would be ok and that I had nothing to worry about. Her incentive for me to wear the eye patches was to give me the opportunity to choose a sticker to put on my patch and that way I could change the topic away from the patch towards the sticker. It was a brilliant parenting distraction because to this day, I can still remember the excitement that I felt each day when I was offered a new sticker for my eye patch. The stickers were from a sheet of Richard Scary stickers and I remember my favourite being the cat, which is ironic as I’m honestly not a huge fan of cats now.

Another part of wearing the eye patch that I dreaded every single day was the removal of it, which was ironic in that all I wanted was for the patch to come off! It HURT a lot! I have extremely sensitive skin that reacts to even the most gentle changes, including an adhesive. The eye area is a particularly sensitive area as the skin is naturally quite delicate around the eyes. I am so grateful to learn that this day in age, children who have Amblyopia or a Lazy Eye have different eye patch options if a patch is part of their treatment.

Nexcare™ Sensitive Skin Eye Patches (available in a junior size) were clinically designed for that extra sensitive skin around the eye. A central non-adherent pad prevents eye secretions from sticking. The product is ideal for treating amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) as part of your doctor recommended treatment.
Nexcare Eye Patch
Part of the reason why my skin would react was because my Mom taped my eye patch on because the adhesive wasn’t strong enough to adhere for the length of time that was requested by the doctor. The Nexcare Eye Patches don’t have that problem, but for other medical situations, it is important to take note that Nexcare also makes a Nexcare™ Sensitive Skin Tape. This tape is clinically designed for fragile or sensitive skin; ideal for use on infants. It features a constant adhesive strength for as long as it’s left in place, unlike traditional tape that increases adhesion over time.
Benefits to Nexcare Eye Patches:

  • Constant adhesive strength for as long as it’s left in place, unlike traditional adhesive eye patches that increases adhesion over time
  • Clean removal and minimal hair pulling
  • Patented paper blend backing for breathability
  • Repositionable and water resistant
  • Hypoallergenic and latex free

[Nexcare product information provided directly from Nexcare]


Nexcare Eye Patch
The Nexcare Sensitive Skin products can be purchased online at Amazon.ca or in participating stores such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobey’s, Jean Coutu, Overwaitea, London Drugs, Rexall

You can learn more about Nexcare products on their website and Facebook Page.


It’s a Nexcare Sensitive Skin Prize Pack Giveaway!
Prize: A Nexcare Sensitive Skin Prize Pack valued at approximately $50
Open to: Canadian Residents
Giveaway ends: August 31, 2015 11:59pm ET


This post has been brought to you by Nexcare Canada. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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111 Responses to Does Your Child Have A Lazy Eye? {Giveaway}

  1. UglyMummy says:

    my son has sensitive skin so he would benefit from this prize

  2. Silvia D says:

    yes, I remember the summer i just turned 12 we were going on a picnic up the mountain on horseback, something spooked the horse(we think it was a cougar) and it reared and fell and my leg was caught under the horse and burst my inner thigh open exposing my main artery. luckily I was wear tight spandex type shorts and held the wound closed until they got me to the hospital.We had bandaids and gauze which we used on my brother who had been sitting behind me and luckily only had abraisons..
    i have super sensitive skin and would benefit from this prize pack.

  3. fossie55 says:

    I have a inch scar on my leg from being cut as a child with a piece of glass.
    Florence C

  4. Darwin says:

    Thanks for sharing your story! I think it’s important to share the difficulties we all had a children to help others that might be going through it now. My son has sensitive skin and we always have to watch what detergent to use and what adhesive to use.

    • Thank you for your kind words. This is why I like to share in hopes to help others! I use Norwex laundry detergent and it has been incredible for our sensitive skin. Feel free to contact me for more information if you’re interested.

      We have to watch adhesives as well. My daughter has literally had layers of skin peeled off before 🙁

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    I have sensitive skin and a latex allergy so definitely I could benefit from this.

  6. Jennifer P. says:

    One summer injury I remember vividly is going over the handlebars of my bike – I was riding down a hill and rounded a corner that had a big rock around it and I hit the rock and flew over. I was lucky though, aside from lots of abrasions, all my bones, teeth and head were intact (this was in the days before helmets were worn!). My oldest child would really benefit from this prize pack – she has very sensitive skin and often wearing a bandaid causes more harm than good. I would love to try these Nexcare products on her skin.

  7. sibley_h says:

    My most vivid memory is falling off my bike in grade five. I shredded my knee and have a scar to this day.

  8. elizamatt says:

    Yes me, I am allergic to normal band aids, it’s probably the glue that I’m allergic to. As for a summer injury, several! The worst one was last year in Australia where I fell down concrete steps and knocked myself unconscious, ambulance, hospital twice, daily visits to Dr as I’d badly damaged my legs – nothing broken but black and blue all over my body, a big egg on my head. The wounds on my legs became infected, antibiotics doubled in strength and time. Unfortunately I also then suffered for months on end from post concussion syndrome which means I got dizzy going from lying down to standing up and vice versa too – nasty.

  9. Kelley Moore says:

    I would benefit. I am allergic to basically everything. Cleaners, creams, bandages, soaps, detergents etc. I have to be very careful of everything I buy and use.

    • Kelley – I have very sensitive skin as well. I do have a fantastic alternative for cleaning products and a laundry detergent that I sell as well. Please feel free to email me to find out more. I would be happy to send you a sample.

  10. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh I had lots of tumbles growing up, falling off my bike because my jeans got caught in the chain, and I lost control one day and hit a car, I was pretty sore that day, and normally I try not to wear any bandages because I am sensitive to the adhesive, these would be nice to try out!!

  11. Carol Denny says:

    When I was 12 I droped a glass gallon jug of milk. I cut my finger to the bone.

  12. Melinda Jana says:

    My baby brother would benefit from this, he is really sensitive to a lot of stuff. Mmmm as for summer injury, I don’t recall any major injury, well unless you count bruising myself from repeated attempts at rollerblading

  13. tanyab79 says:

    My mother and niece would benefit from this great prize pack.

  14. Laurie P says:

    My girl and I have sensitive skin…..what a handy prize pack! Fingers crossed.

  15. J_numbers says:

    LOs who still have thin skin and are otherwise sensitive

  16. Nicolthe pickle says:

    I fellow off my bike and still have scars on my arm, and leg to show for it. I have sensitive skin.
    That was really smart of your mom to use stickers as a distraction.

  17. Sarah Alexis says:

    My son has very sensitive skin!

  18. Dianne says:

    I was cooking fried chicken for a picnic when I was a teen and grease splashed on my cheek and burned it. I hid away for 2 weeks until it started to heal. I have sensitive skin and have to use bandages without latex so I would use these.

  19. Wanda Tracey says:

    Sensitive skin issues seem to run in the family and I am worried about the little ones.The dentist has to use special gloves for them too because they break out in a rash from the latex.

  20. MrDPrize says:

    i got a pretty banged up knee while learning to ride a bike once

  21. Mel says:

    I remember banging up my elbow after a bad spill off my bike. I have sensitive skin in our family.

  22. lori b says:

    I have a scar between my eyes, when my oldest slammed the car door in my face 🙁 my youngest boy however, has extremely sensitive skin and would benefit from the prize the most

  23. Stephanie La Plante says:

    I don’t remember any injuries but my whole family has sensitive skin

  24. Larker says:

    Sometimes there seems to be a reaction to the latex adhesive on some things, everyone in the family has sensitive skin issues.

  25. Wendy Hutton says:

    I have sensitive skin and would love this pack

  26. Carole Dube says:

    I slip on the floor with a hard plastic bowl in my hand. I fell so hard the it rip my skin on my foreleg. I could see the bone and needed stitches. I have sensitive skin and would benefit from this prize pack.

  27. lp says:

    everyone here has sensitive skin – can’t wait to try Nexcare’s products. thanks

  28. dewinner says:

    My skin is so sensitive that they avtually ripped holes in my skin and tissue so these would be great! (Doris Calvert)

  29. karla says:

    I have sensitive skin and can benefit from this.

  30. Monique Shuell says:

    My daughter has sensitive skin, and has a slight obsession with bandages. Anytime she has the smallest boo-boo, she requests a bandage…..but then is not so happy when it has to come off.

    • I think this is the case with many young children. I started to give out magic bandaids (pretend ones)….they could choose the colour and what character was on it and everything. As long as they got my attention, they were happy. usually…..

      • Monique Shuell says:

        Great idea. My daughter’s habit is getting a little pricey. I keep hiding the new boxes as well…but she finds them! haha

  31. Linda Klages says:

    My grandaughter has sensitive skin

  32. Amy says:

    I have a scratched eyeball right now and I have sensitive skin. I could use this prize right now.

  33. Erika Letson says:

    I remember when I was about 7, I cut my baby toe on the rocks at a lake and it bled alot and really hurt! My daughter has really sensitive skin and could benefit from using this prize pack. Thanks for the chance!

  34. Jenn Erin L says:

    I don’t have an injury that I remember. My niece has sensitive skin.

  35. My son has senstitive skin.

  36. jonnieh says:

    I don’t remember any major summer injuries that I had but my son just broke his arm last weekend and had to get surgery. Major bummer for an active boy!

  37. Gillian Morgan says:

    My niece has sensitive skin and would benefit from this. When I was 10 and my sister was 5 she left out a bunch of rakes in front of where I was walking. I didn’t notice them when i was walking to the door and stepped on the end of it and it came back and whacked me in the head. I had a mark on my head until October and it happened in August.

  38. Jeanette Jackson says:

    One year when I was younger I got such a bad sunburn, I couldn’t wear anything for 3 days and it took over a week to recuperate. My grandson has sensitive skin so I’d like to win this for him.

  39. teeslee says:

    My niece would benefit from this.

  40. wobbles13 says:

    you can never have too many bandaids!

  41. Brandee H says:

    I don’t remember ever getting hurt myself, but I will always remember my brother falling out of a big maple tree in our back yard and breaking his arm. He didn’t cry or scream. He walked in the house go my mom and then started to cry!

  42. Moongazing says:

    As a kid on a family fishing vacation I managed to get hooked my a fishing lure. Thankfully my mom always carried a first aid kit!

  43. Andrea Amy says:

    I don’t remember having any big summer injuries, but I am allergic to all bandages other than Nexcare, as are my children, so this would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  44. KellyPC says:

    I put my hand through the glass on the stormdoor when I was 5, I had to get stitches on my wrist & I still have the scar.

  45. Andrea says:

    I have sensitive skin and would LOVE to try this! Thanks for the chance!

  46. elaing8 says:

    When I was eight I tripped and fell at the public pool. Got 9 stitches on my chin.
    As for the sensitive skin question, my mom does.

  47. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have sensitive skin and could use this prize pack.

  48. jamie lynn says:

    I remember having a few pretty nasty bike ride wipeouts

  49. Nicole Bonito says:

    My kids have super sensitive skin! As for a summer injury I had a wicked bike accident when I was young and smashed up my face pretty good!

  50. JustPlainSuzi says:

    When I was a teen I burned my leg on the heater on a motorcycle. It still stays with me even though the burn itself is gone.

  51. Heidi C. says:

    My foot was accidentally plunged in hot water when I was little and I got a bad burn.

  52. Erica says:

    Both my children have sensitive skin, these would be very handy.

  53. Vesper Meikle says:

    This would be great for my sensitive skin

  54. flowerchild23 says:

    My youngest daughter has sensitive skin, she could use this. thanks

  55. mommakoala says:

    My daughter and myself have sensitive skin.

  56. Elaine Buonsante says:

    My daughter had to wear an eye patch as well, for a lazy eye. This product would have been great all those years ago.

  57. Doris says:

    I have sensitive skin….this would be fabulous to win!

  58. erin2470 says:

    my niece has spent the whole summer bumping and banging herself, plus with sensitive skin these would be great for her

  59. Hanjia Lou says:

    As a kid, I scraped my knee falling on the sidewalk while running and playing. Bandaids didn’t stick well to the area and we didn’t know about medical tape back then. My hubby has sensitive skin, so I’m sure our daughter will use the prize once she starts walking and running.

  60. Rebby Roberts says:

    I remember cutting my foot open on a rock in a lake as a kid, it was pretty bad and I couldn’t walk for a few days!

  61. Elena S says:

    I remember my dad specifically telling me not to go in the shed he was building. I was too curious and went anyways, then tripped all over this wire stuff he had everywhere getting all scraped. My son has sensitive skin and could use this prize

  62. Erin says:

    This would be great for my husband. He’s an electrician and always cutting himself plus he has sensitive skin. So this would be well used!

  63. lisa bolduc says:

    my son, he has really bad eczema and we are very cautious of what we put on him

  64. MrsWhite says:

    The Summer injury I remember vividly is when I was stung multiple times by wasps between my fingers. I guess it’s not really an injury, but I do remember it vividly lol! I can relate to your story however, one of my sisters when she was a baby/toddler had a lazy eye and also had to wear the eye patch. I remember always feeling terrible for her. She was so cute 🙂

  65. krystyl olson says:

    my daughter and I both are diabetic using insulin pumps – the inset (where the tubing goes into our skin) is held on by a built-in section of adhesive – but, with all the sweat and water play (and even just brushing up on it accidentally) this summer – we have been using the Nexcare tape in addition to the built in adhesive to keep it attached. I cant think of any summer injuries – neither when I was a child, or with my own kids.

  66. billiondollarprincesss says:

    I have sensitive skin so this would be great.

  67. M Gibb says:

    My son and I both have sensitive skin ! Awesome giveaway

  68. SueSueper says:

    My niece has sensitive skin and this would help her a lot.

  69. Ashleigh Swerdfeger says:

    My brother and my son have sensite skin:_

  70. LILLIANM says:

    I have very sensitive skin so this would be great for me

  71. piroska says:

    I have terribly sensitive skin. When I use most adhesive bandages or tape, it itches, gets red, sometimes even “burns” my skin. Worse than whatever injury I’m bandaging up!

  72. Cheryl says:

    Our whole family could use this as we all have sensitive skin 🙂

  73. Viv Sluys says:

    One summer I ran into the support ‘ropes’ of our badminton net and got a cut across my eye and nose. It only kept me out of games for a day or so but it’s definitely an injury from childhood that I remember!

  74. Tiffany Steadman-Collins says:

    My toddler has a last eye and this was something I was worried about. Putting a patch on him then having to take it off freaks me out.

  75. angela mitchell says:

    My daughter and I both have sensitive skin. My son seems to be in the clear for now thank goodness!

  76. Robyn B. says:

    My daughter and I have sensitive skin and we would both benefit from this.

  77. Alison Braidwood says:

    I have very sensitive skin, and am accident-prone, so I’d definitely benefit from this prize pack. My most memorable summer accident happened when I was 12 and walking around the house barefoot. My brothers had been playing pick up sticks, with toothpicks. Which they’d left lying around. I managed to step on one and drove it through my big toenail to a depth of about an inch (as we discovered an hour later at the doctor’s office). That was rather painful :0

  78. I was 3 years old and I somehow managed to fall off my tricycle and I face planted into the ground, i cut my lip pretty bad. It scared me. I think it was my first memory of pain.

  79. Betty Spry says:

    my major summer injury was breaking my foot and twisting my ankle badly

  80. Dandi D says:

    My son doesn’t, but his cousin does. I think they’ve mostly gotten it taken care of now.

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