You can really help your ocularist by giving them a full set of relevant facts before you see them.
Let them know the state of your eye prosthesis and socket, the age of the artifical eye and any medical complication you are currently experiencing.
Is there pain, discharge or any other difficulty?
This might really help save your time, money and possibly frustration.
This was bought home to me recently when things got a little complicated with a new eye project.
A woman came to see us from interstate. I recommended a good local ocularist but she was keen on travelling to see us.
It wasn’t until she got here that I discovered that her artificial eye was an old glass eye. She also had an infection as a result of a scratch on the cornea.
This meant that she needed medical attention and healing time prior to working on the eye. As eye tissue has it’s own schedule for healing, she needed to stay for a couple of weeks.
It was a struggle to make the new prosthesis as the eye socket was hyper-sensitive.
Now she is back home and has gone back to wearing the old glass eye, convinced that she is allergic to the acrylics of her new prosthesis.
It is disappointing that we didn’t have time to work on the new prosthesis after everything had settled.
Hopefully, this client will return to us in the next few months.
I am sure that as the socket is completely settled now we will be able to create an amazing prosthesis for her.
This is a really good example of how a full set of facts might have saved this woman a lot of incovenience and possibly led to a better outcome.
So try to give your ocularist a full of set of facts. This will help us get you the very best result.