Artificial Eye Care

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR NEW EYE

HYGIENE RULES

Always work with a towel placed to “catch” the eye should it fall.

Always remember to wash your hand, preferably with an anti-bacterial soap before you start.

 

HOW TO REMOVE YOUR PROSTHESIS

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TO TAKE EYE OUT

Relax and look upwards.

Press the lower lid margin inwards and under the eye, drawing the fingers outwards.

 

HOW TO INSERT YOUR PROSTHESIS

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RED DOT ON TOP

  1. Relax and look down.  Make sure the RED DOT is on the top side.
  2. Create a space under the upper lid.
  3. Slide upper edge of eye into this space with the lower edge flat against and on top of the lower lid.
  4. Draw the lower lid out and over the eye.

 

OTHER POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Please note that when you need to update your driver’s licence the best method is to go to an Optometrist for a VISION FIELD TEST, or better still, have the complete test done with an Optometrist.

  • If you must rub the eye, rub towards the nose with the eyelid closed. Wiping away from the eye may cause the eye to fall out. Never rub the artificial eye vigorously.

  • Artificial eyes can be worn continually and need only be removed for cleaning purposes. Please use “Boston Simplus” solution. Rub the solution thoroughly over the prosthesis. Thereafter wipe the prosthesis with a tissue. Re-apply the solution on all surfaces of the prosthesis and insert it in the eye socket.

  •  Do not use alcohol, ether, chloroform or any solvents.

  • A few artificial eye wearers experience “dry eye” due to lack of lubrication. This can be supplemented with an “Artificial Tear” like Optive eye drops.

6 WEEK CHECK-UP

All new prosthesis, as well as any changes done to previous prosthesis, takes 6 weeks to settle and for the patient to become accustomed to the “new look” and feel of the new/modified prosthesis.

 

YEARLY CHECK-UPS

It is recommended that you return to our rooms once a year to have your prosthesis polished. 

Usually there is a significant build-up of salts and protein deposits. From time to time a build-up or adjustment may be called for, due to subtle changes in the eye’s sockets tissue. A new eye needs to be manufactured every few years.

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