This handmade leather see-through perforated eye patch was designed for maximum visibility — your covered eye can see without being seen! Holes were punched in a precise pattern — 19 holes, to be exact, each 3/16” wide — and then backed with transparent black fabric. Between the precision of the holes and the metallic-looking paint, this eye patch has an almost industrial feel to it.
Choose between Metallic Black or Bright Red.
The patch fits over either eye, and the black cotton cords are tied with sliding knots that will adjust to fit men, women, and teens.
I make other masquerade costume / pirate cosplay eye patch designs as well (see the last photo for a few examples).
Please use caution and common sense when wearing an eye patch, as it can cause loss of depth perception and balance (and, of course, you lose a large portion of your range of vision as well). Do not wear a costume eyepatch while driving to the Halloween masquerade (or anywhere else). This is not a medical eyepatch. Please get your doctor's approval if you intend to use this over or in lieu of a medical eye patch.
Mythbusters did a piece about eye patches which showed the probable reason the eye patch is such an iconic wardrobe staple for pirate costumes. It's not because pirates were always losing an eye, but because the eyepatch helped them see better when they had to go from a bright sunny deck to the darkness below decks. They simply switched the patch to their other eye when they went below, so that the eye that had been shielded did not have to adjust to the darkness (which can take up to half an hour).
Of course, the see-through eye patch functions a little differently than the standard pirate eye patch. A savvy customer of mine requested an eye patch that allows better visibility, and this design is one of the results!
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