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Eye Patch Alternative

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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable people with double vision to block one eye. As an alternative to an eye patch, cover the corresponding lens of eyeglasses with paper tape or electrical tape. More comfortable than a traditional eye patch, it also allows the individual to retain peripheral vision in the covered eye. MATERIALS: Electrical or paper tape. TOOLS: Scissors. SKILLS REQUIRED: Cutting to size and aligning the tape with the lens shape. TITLE: Eye Patch Alternative. WEB SITE: TechConnect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project at http://www.iltech.org . REF: Ten Dollar Tech Ideas. TechConnect, Illinois Assistive Technology Project, can also be contacted at 1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100, Springfield, Illinois 62701; 800-852-5110 voice/TTY, IL only; 217-522-7985 voice; 217-522-9966 TTY; 217-522-8067 Fax.

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