Custom Pediatric Ocular Prosthesis
Artificial Eye Fitting Process for Children
At approximately 4-6 weeks following enucleation the process begins with
a consultation, which provides an opportunity for your child to become
comfortable with our ocularist. Since children are usually apprehensive,
we find it helpful to provide them a brief and simple explanation of what
will be done during the visit.
It is common to expect three to four visits for the initial prosthesis.
We design the fitting technique to match the individual needs of the child.
In most cases, the ocularist makes an impression mold of the eye socket.
Once the prosthesis is completed, an appointment is scheduled for a return
visit in 3 months. This is mainly due to growth and color changes during
the first years of like. It is often possible to enlarge your child’s
current prosthesis, if only minor changes rare required. This defers the
need for a completely new prosthetic eye for at least some period of time.
After approximately age 3, follow-up visit to the ocularist can be reduced
to every 6 months.
Eye prosthetics for children demand and deserves the utmost care and attention.
We take pride in our extensive experience and skill with children. In
working with children, we adopt a team approach. It is important for the
parents, ocularist, and ophthalmologist to have open communication relating
to the care and treatment of the child. We encourage the parents to contact
us prior to the first visit concerning any questions related to the care
of their child.
We have more than 50 years of experience using advanced prosthetics technology
to provide our patients with high quality prosthetics. The prosthetics
we provide are easy to maintain and clean.
Please contact us today at (239) 254-1648 if you have any questions or are ready to schedule an