Getting Out & About With An Artificial Eye

The recent ArtEyes Summer picnic in Kings Park was a great success.

We estimated between 60 to 70 people came along representing all ages.

It was not long ago people with eye loss hid themselves away for six weeks before they were fitted with a new artificial eye.

These days we fit a temporary eye much earlier. This meant that one young man in his twenties could attend the picnic with his temporary eye only four days after having his own eye removed.

We introduced him to two other men in their twenties. One has had a prosthetic eye for several years while the other has had his eye only five months.

The picnic enabled these men to meet and it seemed that they were keen to maintain contact in future.

Paul and I love these social events. We enjoy spending social time with clients and their families.

We are delighted that social events like these help people to realise they are not alone in the experience of eye loss and many others can relate to this major life event.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the next ArtEyes occasion.

More information on Emotional Response To Eye Loss.

Leave a Reply

  • Adjusting to Eye Loss Mind Map

  • Stories of Eye Loss - Adults

    Steve L - A One Eyed View of Biking

    Not long after I started riding again, I went on a rally and had quite a bit of trouble piloting the GSX home in the dark. It was dead scary but I got there in the end. One advantage of losing an eye was that i got to wear a black leather eye patch for quite a while. Weirdly enough it made women take more of an interest in me.
    Read this articleRead more articles ...
  • Stories of Eye Loss - Kids

    Jillian McIntyre – A Story About Loretta

    I wish I had a camera the day Jenny put in her new eye. She was overjoyed. The look on her face – a smile that touched her ears. It was marvellous. She said, “I’ve got a new eye! I’ve got a new eye!”
    Read this articleRead more articles ...
  • Pandora Web Archive