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).
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.
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]
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.
my son has sensitive skin so he would benefit from this prize
So many people have sensitive skin – I’m so glad options are coming out.
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.
Oh dear Silvia! How scary.
I have a inch scar on my leg from being cut as a child with a piece of glass.
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 🙁
I have sensitive skin and a latex allergy so definitely I could benefit from this.
Latex allergies are difficult as there are so many products with latex in them. Out of curiosity – are you allergic to pineapple too? I’ve heard that those two allergies/sensitives are realted.
Yes and Strawberries, which is another fruit that can be cross related with latex.
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.
I’ve heard many stories of this happening (going over handlebars) – so scary.
My most vivid memory is falling off my bike in grade five. I shredded my knee and have a scar to this day.
I had a terrible fall when I was in grade 6 off my bike – I had to hobble home, it’s wasn’t too fun.
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.
Oh dear – that sounds like a big scare.
My daughter is very sensitive to glues in sticky products as well as latex in products.
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.
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!!
Ouch – you hit a car! EEK!
Ya bikes and me have a love hate relationship..lol
When I was 12 I droped a glass gallon jug of milk. I cut my finger to the bone.
Oh dear, that must have hurt, Carol!
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
I never could figure out rollerblading! LOL
My mother and niece would benefit from this great prize pack.
My girl and I have sensitive skin…..what a handy prize pack! Fingers crossed.
LOs who still have thin skin and are otherwise sensitive
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.
My son has very sensitive skin!
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.
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.
i got a pretty banged up knee while learning to ride a bike once
I can remember a few really bad bike spills!
I remember banging up my elbow after a bad spill off my bike. I have sensitive skin in our family.
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
Oh no! How old was he?
I don’t remember any injuries but my whole family has sensitive skin
Sometimes there seems to be a reaction to the latex adhesive on some things, everyone in the family has sensitive skin issues.
I have sensitive skin and would love this pack
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.
Ouch! Oh my, bone?! Yikes!
everyone here has sensitive skin – can’t wait to try Nexcare’s products. thanks
My skin is so sensitive that they avtually ripped holes in my skin and tissue so these would be great! (Doris Calvert)
I have sensitive skin and can benefit from this.
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…..
Great idea. My daughter’s habit is getting a little pricey. I keep hiding the new boxes as well…but she finds them! haha
My grandaughter has sensitive skin
I have a scratched eyeball right now and I have sensitive skin. I could use this prize right now.
THAT hurts!!!!!!! My daughter scratched hubbies eye when she was a baby – it hurt for a long time.
My scratches are healing nicely but now I have inflammation in my eye and i think that it hurts worse.
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!
Ouch! Those rocks can be sharp, can’t they?
I don’t have an injury that I remember. My niece has sensitive skin.
My son has senstitive skin.
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!
Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about your son. How did he break his arm? I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be if my son broke his arm – he is very active as well. Do you need some ideas??
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.
Ouch!!! That has happened to me before too. I’ve tried to teach my kids to leave rakes faced down so this doesn’t happen to them….time will tell…
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.
Oh dear, that must have hurt!
My niece would benefit from this.
you can never have too many bandaids!
Isn’t this the truth!
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!
Sometimes our true emotions come out when we feel safe…with Mom 😉
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!
Goodness, that must have been scary! How old were you?
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 🙂
I’m learning that there are many people with bandage sensitivities!
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.
I have sensitive skin and would LOVE to try this! Thanks for the chance!
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.
I have sensitive skin and could use this prize pack.
I remember having a few pretty nasty bike ride wipeouts
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!
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.
My foot was accidentally plunged in hot water when I was little and I got a bad burn.
Both my children have sensitive skin, these would be very handy.
This would be great for my sensitive skin
My youngest daughter has sensitive skin, she could use this. thanks
My daughter and myself have sensitive skin.
My daughter had to wear an eye patch as well, for a lazy eye. This product would have been great all those years ago.
I have sensitive skin….this would be fabulous to win!
my niece has spent the whole summer bumping and banging herself, plus with sensitive skin these would be great for her
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.
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!
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
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!
my son, he has really bad eczema and we are very cautious of what we put on him
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 🙂
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.
I have sensitive skin so this would be great.
My son and I both have sensitive skin ! Awesome giveaway
My niece has sensitive skin and this would help her a lot.
My brother and my son have sensite skin:_
I have very sensitive skin so this would be great for me
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!
Our whole family could use this as we all have sensitive skin 🙂
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!
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.
My daughter and I both have sensitive skin. My son seems to be in the clear for now thank goodness!
My daughter and I have sensitive skin and we would both benefit from this.
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
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.
my major summer injury was breaking my foot and twisting my ankle badly
My son doesn’t, but his cousin does. I think they’ve mostly gotten it taken care of now.