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When / how often should a prosthetic eye be replaced?

As time goes on, the fit and function of a prosthetic eye can change. It's important for individuals with a prosthetic eye to regularly visit their ocularist, the specialist who creates and fits the eye, to ensure that the prosthetic is functioning properly and providing the best possible fit and appearance.

There are a few signs that it may be time to replace your prosthetic eye. If you notice any changes in the fit or movement of the eye, such as it feeling loose or moving differently than your natural eye, it's important to contact your ocularist.

Additionally, if you experience any discomfort or irritation with your prosthetic eye, such as redness, swelling, or discharge, it's important to have it checked by your ocularist. These symptoms can be a sign of an infection or other issue that may require replacement of the prosthetic eye.

It's also important to keep in mind that over time, the color of your prosthetic eye may change. As we age, our natural eye color can also change, so it's important to have your prosthetic eye checked and potentially replaced to ensure that it matches your natural eye as closely as possible.

If you're in the Sydney area and in need of a prosthetic eye, consider visiting Sydney Artificial Eyes. Our team of experienced ocularists are dedicated to providing high-quality prosthetic eyes and ensuring the best fit and function for our clients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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