Children’s Artificial Eyes Need Frequent Adjustment

Most kids don’t use the word “bullying”.

For them, the problem is more about unwanted attention.

What is most important is fitting in.

If an artificial eye is well fitted and polished it should look natural and not draw unwanted attention in the playground.

As children are constantly growing the prosthetic eye will need frequent minor adjustments to keep the natural look.

For parents this means the extra effort of more frequent visits.

For kids it means being noticed for your great smile rather than your artificial eye.

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