Learn how long does a prosthetic lasts
How long does a prosthetic eye last? It depends. Based on the type of eye and the materials that are used, the fit, and the age and health of the patient, the lifespan of a prosthetic eye can vary drastically.
Glass eyes must be replaced yearly, whereas acrylic eyes can last up to 30 years. In a healthy adult who regularly cleans and maintains the prosthesis, an acrylic prosthetic will last the longest. For younger patients, it’s recommended that the prosthetics be changed every 3-6 months. In an unhealthy patient, or a patient whose body is changing due to age, health, weight or other factors, an acrylic prosthesis should be adjusted or remanufactured as those changes occur. A Board Certified Ocularist is the best person to undertake this evaluation and make recommendations on the proper treatment.
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John Stolpe is an Ocularist based in Los Angeles, California. At the office of Advanced Artificial Eyes, we create prosthetic eyes for individuals who want to live comfortably. John Stolpe works tirelessly to produce the absolute highest quality prosthetic eyes to help each and every one of his patients.