"I checked around before finally purchasing these for my daughter's Pirates of the Caribbean birthday party. These were said to be well-made compared to others, and I didn't want to buy eye patches only to have them fall apart during the party.
The patches are made with cardboard that is constructed so that the patch is not flat against the face/eye. The front is also covered with a satin-like black fabric that is smooth to the touch. The back/inside is covered with a thin layer of batting (like the type used to stuff quilts) so it is great for an area as delicate as the eye. The string is a thin elastic that might be tight for an adult, but they are fine for kids.
I read that kids do not like to wear an eye patch for long, so I also attempted to make one of them see-through (like what actors use in movies).
I cut through the batting and cardboard and ripped a hole out of the back. Then I raked my fingernails across the fabric to separate the fibers without making a visible hole. You can see through it somewhat (mostly shadows and shapes) but it actually fared better than I thought it would! That's why I titled this review "Sturdy."
Nice product for the price! (I gave it 4 stars because they weren't big enough for adults, and I can't ever find anything cheap enough anymore.. lol.)"