Care at home
Your new artificial eye may be cleaned with mild soap or “hard contact” lens cleaning solution.
This will remove most of the surface accumulations and reduce irritation to the eyelids.
Make certain you rinse it thoroughly before re-inserting. Regular tap water is perfectly acceptable for this.
NOTE: Never clean or soak your artificial eye in alcohol, autoclave or boil it because it will crack the plastic and destroy the ocular prosthesis.
You should have your artificial eye polished every six to twelve months, or more often if a special problem exists.
Excessive discharge, poor eyelid action, or if you do not wish to remove the eye yourself, are all reasons to have the prosthesis regularly checked, cleaned and polished by a professional such as Artificial Eyes.
The cleaning and polishing not only adds to the life of the prosthesis but will remove protein deposits helping to reduce the risk of giant papillary conjunctivitis and other irritants.
It also improves comfort and restores the lustre for a more life-like appearance.