Meet Artchie 👏
Artchie is 7 and started wearing the patches in December 2022. He started his vision journey by wearing glasses, however, after a year his eyesight had not improved, so patching was added to his treatment. He wears his patch to school for 2 hours and then at home after school for 2 hours. All of his classmates love his patches and love seeing all the designs.
Artchie also has autism so he loves Speckles' patterns and picking a different one to wear each day. He especially loves using his reward chart to keep track of his patches. His mum says, he can’t pick a favourite patch as he loves them all but he gets very excited to put the patches on and loves counting them down.
Artchie loves to watch the iPad and play numberblocks while wearing the patches in the afternoon. He likes to be in control of the situation so his parents always let him have a say in how long he patches. Most days they do 2 hours at school in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon and he is okay with this. Over the holidays he chose to wear the patch for 6-8 hours so he could rest the next day. They are very proud of Artchie and how he has taken to wearing a patch everyday and so are we!
Keep up the incredible work 👏