Here are some answers to questions that might have crossed your mind. If you have more questions do not hesitate to contact us!
How often do I remove my prosthetic eye?

Generally, we design your custom-made ocular prosthesis for you to wear it day and night. The less handling of the prosthesis the better. In some rare cases, you may have to remove the eye at night.

Mr. Hassan Awada makes sure to provide you with a brief coaching in how to handle and take care of your prosthetic eye.

How do I clean my prosthetic eye myself?

We, at Awada Vision, recommend using baby shampoo and hot water. You may scrub your prosthetic eye with the thumb and forefinger. However, never use alcohol or peroxide to clean it. If there are heavy surface deposits formed by tears, protein, and mucus, they will irritate the lids and cause more secretion. Usually, you can remove these deposits by using the above-prescribed method. If this does not work, then contact us in order to polish your prosthetic eye.

How often should I have my prosthetic eye cleaned and checked?

You should have your eye checked after any procedure taken every 6 months to one year at Awada Vision Center or any other center we operate at. During this checkup, the ocularist will determine if you need any changes in your prosthesis. Also, he will check for any scratches or surface deposits on and around your prosthetic eye. Each patient’s situation is different, so the time between checkups may vary.

How long will my prosthesis last?

We cannot give a definite answer to this question. It all depends on your age, occupation, and physical condition. Also, it depends largely on how well you take care of your eye. Many patients replace their prosthetic eyes every ~5 years, but that is not applicable to all the cases.

What is a custom-made ocular prosthesis?

Awada Vision uses the 3D technology in order to create a custom-made prosthetic eye. This technology allows the ocularist to create a prosthetic eye that fits perfectly each individual patient. It also helps match the closest possible with the patient’s other eye in size, color, and motion.

What should I expect when I go to the ocularist office?

First and foremost, a visit to Awada Vision Center includes in no way a surgical procedure. If you have not had an initial evaluation yet, Mr. Hassan will personally meet with you and guide you through the steps of the process to be followed.

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