Your First Visit
Barring any unusual circumstances, your custom ocular prosthesis will be fitted for you over the course of one day. Your appointment will be broken down into three “mini” appointments throughout the course of the day, each one lasting roughly one hour.
At the first appointment, an impression will be taken of your socket to ensure the best custom fit is provided as well as to ensure proper socket support.
Your second return visit that day will involve matching the color of your natural eye as well as veining during the painting process.
Your final visit of the day will involve making any necessary adjustments or modifications to the ocular prosthesis to ensure the best fit is achieved as well as ensuring the prosthesis is comfortable and easy to wear.
Continued Care and Support
After your initial fitting day, you will be scheduled for a three-month follow-up appointment at which point any issues you may be having due to socket change or healing from surgery may be addressed. The fit of the prosthesis can be altered to ensure continued promotion of socket health and support at this time.
Cleaning of the ocular prosthesis is recommended every four to six months to ensure any mucous discharge or calcium build up can properly be removed. At these appointments, we will also assess the condition of your socket and make any necessary modifications to the prosthesis to make sure optimal comfort, orbital support and aesthetics are maintained.