Common styles of adult eye patches are typically round, oval or triangular in shape and held in place by skin adhesive, eyeglasses or straps of elastic or Velcro. Contemporary styles vary for men and women and are made of leather, cotton or breathable mesh in various colors and patterns.
The reason for wearing an eye patch, either for medical or cosmetic needs, influences the style of the patch. Different patches are designed in custom sizes to filter or block light, to be worn temporarily or long-term and to be worn with or without eyeglasses. Patches used by people who wear glasses accommodate wear either over or under a lens and block or allow peripheral vision.