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Caring For Your Prosthetic Eye

Caring For Your Prosthetic Eye

Below are basic care instructions for your prosthetic eye. If you have any questions about the information below, you can always contact us!

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Below are basic care instructions for your prosthetic eye. If you have any questions about the information below, you can always contact us!

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If this is your first artificial eye since surgery was performed on your eye, some healing will still be taking place. The prosthesis may “settle in” as swelling goes down in the eye socket. If this is the case, we will “build-up” the prosthesis to the correct size. Allow up to three hours for this visit.


Other Points to Remember:

Other Points to Remember:

  • If you must rub the eye, rub toward your nose with the eyelids closed. Wiping away from the nose may cause the prosthesis to fall out. Vigorous rubbing may cause the prosthesis to rotate out of position.
  • Pediatric Warning: Prosthetic eyes and conformers are potential choking hazards for infants and small children.
  • If you are sighted in one eye, wear glasses to protect your eye. Ask your doctor to recommend lenses that will be safe for you.
  • Swimming may result in loss of the prosthesis. Consider wearing goggles for swimming.

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Other Points to Remember:

Other Points to Remember:

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  • If you must rub the eye, rub toward your nose with the eyelids closed. Wiping away from the nose may cause the prosthesis to fall out. Vigorous rubbing may cause the prosthesis to rotate out of position.
  • Pediatric Warning: Prosthetic eyes and conformers are potential choking hazards for infants and small children.
  • If you are sighted in one eye, wear glasses to protect your eye. Ask your doctor to recommend lenses that will be safe for you.
  • Swimming may result in loss of the prosthesis. Consider wearing goggles for swimming.