Cleaning Your Artificial Eye
Learn about Cleaning Your Artificial Eye
What do you need to do when it comes to cleaning your artificial eye? An artificial eye is best cleaned by a board certified ocularist. Cleaning should be done every 6 months, and for some people, even more frequently. Every patient is different, and you should receive an assessment from your ocularist on the cleaning regimen that is right for you. Caring for an artificial eye is an ongoing process. As your body changes, you may need to adjust how you maintain your eye.
There are products on the market that can be used when cleaning your artificial eye, however they don’t give the benefit received by seeing your ocularist regularly. In fact, many people fall back on such kits and neglect important ocularist visits. This can lead to the eye becoming 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.