How To Clean Your Artificial Eye

Your artificial eye is best cleaned by a board certified ocularist. This should be done every 6 months, and for some people, even more frequently. Every single patient is different, and you should receive an assessment from your ocularist on the cleaning regimen that is exactly right for you. Caring for an artificial eye is an ongoing process, and as your body changes, you may need to adjust how you maintain your eye.

While there are products on the market, similar to jewelry cleaning kits, that can be used to clean the prosthesis, this does not preclude the benefit received by seeing your ocularist regularly. In fact, many people fall back on such kits and neglect their important ocularist visits. This can lead to the eye getting irritated, inflamed and even a contracted socket that surgery cannot address. Just as you may do your own dental cleaning at home, this does not remove the need to see a dentist. The same goes for the care of your artificial eye.

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