I wear a prosthetic eye (scleral flap, so it is like a shell), and am allergic to the prosthesis.  I just cannot tolerate the prosthesis for more than a few hours and consequently, my being in public is limited and I'm not able to work full-time. 

I am seriously considering wearing just a patch and forgetting the prosthesis.  Whenever I do wear a patch, literally everyone makes a comment about it.  They all think they're clever with jokes about me being a pirate, suggesting I paint an eye on the patch, etc.  I so wish it were not so noticeable, something that could be hidden -- but the eyes are where people automatically gaze.  I am an attractive woman, but have this glaring disability. 

I would love to have support in your community. 

Thank you,


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