We had an interesting experience this week. We met someone who was coming in to replace an eye that was made thirty years ago.
She happens to know a nine year old client of ours. Our young client approached her and said, “It is time for you to get a new eye. Paul and Jenny made me a new eye and it is great. You need a nice new one too.”
I had to smile at the story. If I meet someone socially who has an eye prosthesis past its “use by” date I’d love to say something. I always chicken out – it never feels right. It always feels a bit like ambulance chasing.
It turns out that the thirty year old eye wasn’t exactly the right colour when it was first made. In my experience, people who are disappointed by the look or feel of their first prosthesis, are usually put off from going through the experience again for a long time.
If you’ve had an eye that has been uncomfortable or disappointing in some way, don’t give up. I would encourage you to have another go.
As our young client knows so clearly – you should have a great looking eye too.