Prosthetic Eye for Children
A prosthetic eye also known as an ocular prosthetic is a custom-made artificial eye that is designed to match the shape, size, and colour of a person's natural eye. It is made from lightweight, medical-grade plastic and is designed to fit comfortably in the eye socket. The prosthetic eye creates a natural appearance and can help restore a person's confidence and self-esteem. A prosthetic eye made at John Pacey Lowrie prosthetic eye clinic is made with the highest quality materials and is perfect for individuals needing to replace a lost or damaged eye.
Can children have prosthetic eyes?
Our prosthetic eye is specially designed for children, providing a lifelike and natural-looking artificial eye. Our prosthetic eye is lightweight, durable, and designed to fit comfortably. It is also designed to be easily maintained and replaced when necessary. Our prosthetic eye is made with the best materials, ensuring it lasts for a long time and provides a realistic appearance. The colour and shape of the eye can be customized according to the individual's needs.
At what age children can have a prosthetic eye?
Children can have a prosthetic eye as young as 1 year old. The age at which a child can have a prosthetic eye depends on the child's individual needs and development. Some children may be able to have a prosthetic eye sooner, while others may need to wait until they are older.
If your child needs a prosthetic eye, talk to our specialist about the best time to have it fitted. We can help you determine the best age for your child.
How often does the child need to change eye prosthetics?
Children who have a prosthetic eye will need to have it replaced periodically, as their face and eye socket grow. The exact frequency of replacement will vary from child to child, but it is typically every 1-2 years.
There are a few reasons why children need to have their prosthetic eyes replaced more often than adults. First, children's faces grow much faster than adults' faces. This means that the prosthetic eye can quickly become too small or too large for the child's face. Second, children's eye sockets can also grow at a different rate than their faces. This can cause the prosthetic eye to become loose or uncomfortable.
If you have a child who has a prosthetic eye, it is important to schedule regular and timely checkups with your ocularist. This will help to ensure that the prosthetic eye is fitting properly and that it is the right size for your child's face and eye socket.
What are the benefits of a prosthetic eye for children?
There are many benefits to prosthetic eyes for children. They can help to improve a child's appearance, self-confidence, and quality of life.
Here are some of the specific benefits of prosthetic eyes for children:
Improved appearance: Individually made prosthetic eyes can help to make a child's face look more symmetrical and natural. This can boost a child's self-esteem and make them feel more comfortable in their own skin.
Increased self-confidence: Individually made prosthetic eyes can help children to feel more confident and comfortable in social situations. They can also help children to participate in activities that they may have been hesitant to do before, such as sports or swimming.
Improved quality of life: Prosthetic eyes can help children to live a more normal and active life. They can participate in school, sports, and other activities without feeling self-conscious. Prosthetic eyes can also help children to maintain their relationships with friends and family.
If your child has lost an eye, talk to our specialist about whether a prosthetic eye is right for them. Prosthetic eyes can be a great way to help children who have lost an eye. They can improve a child's appearance, self-confidence, and quality of life. It is crucial to start preparing for the prosthetic eye as soon as possible, and it can be fitted as soon as 14 days after surgery.