How To Care For A Prosthetic Eye

Prosthetic eyes have come a long way since they were first invented. There are now more types, styles, and varieties than ever before. Learning prosthetic eye care can help you keep your eye looking great longer. So, how do you care for a prosthetic eye? Keep reading to find out.

How Do I Care for My Prosthetic Eye?

The first thing that you need to keep in mind when asking the question, “what do I need to take take of my prosthetic eye” is the cleanser that you are going to use. A prosthetic eye does need to be cleaned every day or at the very least rinsed, to remove any bacteria and grime that may have built up. You need to keep the eye clean to prevent infection and to ensure that it stays comfortable in the eye socket.

To clean your prosthetic eye you need to first and foremost use a cleanser that will be gentle for the eye and that will not irritate the eye socket. When removing your prosthetic eye, you also need to be very gentle and ensure that you are not doing any damage to the socket and the eye itself.

The first step is to remove the eye; after removal, you need to rinse your prosthetic with water. Then, add a small amount of very mild soap or even baby shampoo to the eye to wash and remove the grime completely. You then want to wash all sides of the eye to ensure that it is clean and free of any dirt or residue that might irritate the eye socket.

After you have washed and rinsed, you want to allow it to air dry. If you do not sleep with your eye in, you do need to make sure that you are storing it in a place where it is going to be safe, where it will not get damaged, and where it is not going to get dirty again.

Prosthetic Eye Care

When you get a prosthetic eye, you want to speak with your doctor about proper care, what you need to do if the eye becomes damaged, and how best to keep your prosthetic looking great. These eyes can be very expensive and hard to get, so you want to ensure that you are doing all that you can to ensure that your prosthetic will last for years.