In actuality, it was simply a result of navel combat. Splinters caused by the wood of the ship be hit with cannon fire and gun fire could get in the eye, gun powder itself can be damaging, not to mention, the chance of bullets and knives landing in them.
So to sum it up for you, pirates wore patches because they damaged or lost their eyes. Nothing else.
Pirates wore a patch so that they could go into a the pitch black hull of the ship in brightest day and have instant night vision w/ the previously patched eye.
(There's actually no historical evidence to support the notion of wearing an eye patch for light adaptation. Mythbusters proved it would work, but that doesn't mean that's the historic reason they wore them. And if it were the reason, why wouldn't EVERY pirate or sailor wear an eye patch.)
Pictures of pirates from 150 years ago are sometimes drawn with an eye patch over one eye, possibly because some other pirate had poked his eye out with a sword.Of course, if they are movie pirates, they probably have an eyebrow piercing over one eye.
Pirates wear hooks and eye patches. The one trying to be found now is Captain Morre's hook and eye patch. It is most likely hidden where his ship sank.
you have 2 wear a pink wig and a black skirt with chicken legs and spotty eye patch
Actually, pirates wore a patch over one eye to have instant night vision when going from bright daylight on deck to pitch blackness below deck. Normally the rods and cones of our eyes take between 20 to 30 minutes to acclimate from daylight to blackness. It was instantaneous for patch wearing pirates!
Because Scourge ripped out his eye by force.
Most pirates wore an eyepatch because they had lost an eye in fighting (to a sword, shot, or cannon shrapnel). In fiction, would-be pirates would wear a patch to suggest that they were involved in such fighting, and therefore experienced or someone to be wary of.
There are many different ways that caused pirates to wear an eyepatch. It could have been stabbed out by a stick or a sowrd. Or maybe they never lost their eye, it could have been blind from their birth. Another reason that they may have worn an eyepatch is if they have a lazy eye. It is also possible that nothing was wrong with any of their eyes, maybe they just liked how it looked on them.
No. His blind right eye was externally undamaged and so there was no unsightly disfigurement to be concealed.
to cover his eye
It depends on your personal preference... If you're more comfortable wearing a false eye than an eye patch - then go for it !
no he did not
nicodemus had a patch over eye because he fought the cat what ever his name is.
Gold. Eye patch.
No it is not.
Actually yes they did. The reason wasn't because they lost that eye but for fighting on a ship. When they would go below deck, they would move the patch from the eye that was covered to the eye that was in the light. The eye that was covered was already acclimated to the dark. They wasn't blinded by going from bright sunlight into darkness.
He wears an eye patch in the last episode of the first anime and in the movie Conqueror of Shamballa.
Slick Rick's eye was pierced by broken glass as a child.
The first time he wore an eye patch was part of a costume. He was a pirate. In season seven, however, he lost his eye in a fight with Caleb (played by Nathan Fillion) and had to wear an eye patch from then on.
Jamey Sheridan is a Tony award winning actor. He started wearing an eye patch after he started suffering from Bell's palsy.
Eye-patch, eyeliner, eye glasses, earrings
He had either lost his left eye, or was doing it for pity.
they can look as average as you or me. Although years ago people viewed pirates as having beards, an eye-patch and a wooden leg
A pirate costume should have both a sword and an eye patch. If you can only do one, you should definitely do an eye patch. Make sure to also have a pirates hat to complete the costume.