After hearing from several dozen moms struggling with other head retainers currently available; I learned from the frustrations they had with current designs available and worked to make a design to correct the flaws of others. Some of the concerns moms had with other straps is how it attaches to the temple ends, as many are not secure enough to grip the ends well. That they don’t adjust small enough for children’s heads and therefore didn’t secure the frame up close to their face. Many leave a string dangling onto the neck; which for sensory challenged children is not an option. The dangling string with ball like adjuster is not great for a young child lying down or for safety (choking hazard). Some secure with magnets at the base of the neck which again makes some mothers concern to have magnets this close to the brain.
Wearing the glasses in its proper position is very important to ensuring your child’s best occlusion when patching with a Framehugger. If your child easily removes his/her frame frequently; you cannot get the quickest benefit from patching. In effort to continually serve my patients and to help parents ease the discomfort and frustrations with glasses and/or patching; Framehuggers® is proud to announce that Camille has come up with another solution….the “HeadHugger” eye glass retainer. It attaches to the end of the temple with a neoprene grip. Then it wraps a soft fleece around the base of the head, thru a loop and Velcro’s into place to ensure a snug but comfortable fit. It grips well and will come in more than one size(based of temple end piece width) to really grip the temple ends. It is soft and washable, leaves nothing dangling and is completely adjustable even to the smallest/largest of heads.
I am working to add this to the site soon. To be honest and up to date, I broke my finger ….bad enough to require pins to hold my finger into place while I heal. Like the patches, I make each one myself to ensure the quality until I can get quality manufacturing for the patches and the straps. In the mean time, my hand needs to heal before I take on this new endeavor. Doctors tell me that the pins are coming out soon and requests are coming in for the straps so if you are interested in purchasing a HeadHugger, please email me at Camille@framehuggers.com to let me know and I will email you once I get it added to the site. You can also call me to order and pre-pay if you want to get one ASAP.
You can see photos of my strap and read more about it and some comparisons at: http://www.amblyopiakids.com/search/label/Product%20Review You may have to scroll down to read the current update and scroll down further to read about the original design and other strap reviews and information.