Sometimes patching isn't the hardest thing for the child, instead it's getting the sticky patch off at the end of the day. So I wanted to post a few tips on getting an eye patch off without taking the skin off as well.
1- About and hour before you take off the patch rub a little vaseline around the outer rim of the patch to help it loosen up.
2- You can also put your child in the bathtub or shower with the patch still on and let them bathe and the steam will start to loosen it up and then take a warm washcloth and put it over the patch for a few minutes and that will help.
Or you can start with the vaseline and then do the washcloth also.
I have found from all of my years on support groups reading that this is the most successful way.