Eye Patch Days

As part of Melanoma Awareness Month, OMF is proud to support the annual Eye Patch Days to increase awareness of ocular melanoma and the need for DILATED EYE EXAMS. 

On these days, OMF Warriors around the globe will wear eye patches to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Wearing an eye patch is a great way to start a conversation with co-workers, friends and neighbors about OM and how important it is to see an ophthalmologist regularly.

Just wearing an eye patch, we can guarantee you'll get questions about your eye patch wear. So please join us and be the light in OM awareness until we can #SeeACure together! 
Ocular Melanoma is a heartbreaking cancer that takes many loved ones from us way too soon.  We encourage you to share the memory of your special person by wearing an eye patch and spreading the word in their honor. YEARLY DILATED eye exams are a must for catching this cancer early.
This day is NOT just for monocular patients or even just for patients. Help us distribute our brochures and eye patches to let your friends and co-workers, neighbors and relatives know the importance of DILATED EYE EXAMS. It's about starting a conversation and even having some fun while doing so.

The goal here is to get the word out and stimulate conversations about what OM is and how people can better manage their own eye health. It will be uncomfortable - literally and figuratively - for many people to wear an eye patch, even for a day, especially those who have lost someone to OM. But, that's the point. Ideally, people will ask questions and it will give you the chance to discuss the disease. Odds are the person you're talking to has not heard of OM. Again, if you'd like to have OMF pamphlets to distribute as well, we can include those with the eye patches we send you.

Where do I get a patch to wear?

OMF can send you some to pass out along with our brochures. If possible, we ask for a donation to cover some of the costs.

Click on the pirate above to order your eye patches from OMF and we will ship your order the same week. If you are unable to donate, we ask you to send your name and address via and we will mail you an eye patch and materials to help spread the word.  We will do all we can to help spread the word about Ocular Melanoma and hope you will join us.
We encourage you to use social media to widen broadcast of the message. Check out OMF's Facebook page and Twitter page and use the hash tags:


You can also send us pictures of you wearing your patch and perhaps even getting others in your neighborhood, office, school, church, coffee shop, lunch place, dinner place to wear one too!


While there are no fundraising requirements for this event, we recognize that some participants wish to raise funds for OM in conjunction with spreading awareness. Participants are urged to sign up family, friends, neighbors and coworkers via our link above.

We are happy to give you extra OMF pamphlets to hand out if you would like. Drop us a line at and let us know what your specific event needs are. We are happy to work with you.

May 20-22, 2022