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February 19, 2019

Caring for your Artificial Eye

General Information

Caring for you artificial eyeIf you have a full artificial eye prosthesis, remove it every two months. Soak the eye in warm, soapy water for a few minutes. This softens any protein build up that may have accumulated on the polished surface. Using a soft cloth, firmly rub the eye to remove this deposit. Rinse well in clean water to remove all traces of the soap then reinsert back into the eye socket.

If you have a scleral shell, remove it each night and also clean it.

  • Do not use any chemical or abrasive cleansers
  • Never use rubbing alcohol. The use of this liquid will crack the surface of the prosthesis
  • If any problems arise, please contact your ophthalmologist or ocularist
  • Return to your ocularist once a year to have the eye repolished and to provide an opportunity for the prosthesis to be evaluated