Do I need to remove my prosthesis every night?

Learn about removing prosthesis at Night

Remove my Prosthesis Every NightDo I need to remove my prosthesis every night? No. It is not generally recommended that a patient remove their eye in the evening. When a prosthesis is fit properly it should be comfortable and retain in the eye socket. A prosthesis that is uncomfortable and needs to be removed should likely be refit properly so it can be comfortably worn for long periods of time.

That being said, there are unique cases where a person will need to remove their eye in the evening — for example, a patient with a fully sensitive phthisical eye (an eye with the same sensitivity as a seeing eye) that uses a prosthesis for natural coloration and appearance. These are rare instances and should be discussed with your ocularist before taking on this maintenance regimen.

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